We are delighted to invite the following speakers to participate in our program.
Todd is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He is the former national CEO of Leo Burnett and currently sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas. He is also the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history reaching over 1 billion people in 5500 cities worldwide.
Todd started his television career on the critically acclaimed ABC series GRUEN which is still one of the most popular shows on television today. He is now the writer, producer and host of a number of international documentaries including Discovery Channel's REDESIGN MY BRAIN which won Documentary of the Year, BODYHACK which has been nominated for Best Factual Series and Most Outstanding Documentary of the Year and more recently LIFE ON THE LINE. One reviewer colourfully captured Todd's unique approach, “If Bear Grylls, Louis Theroux and Brian Cox had a love child together, it would be Todd Sampson.”
Todd has also climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.
Dr Fiona Kerr
Dr Fiona Kerr has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of complex organisational strategy and transformation across the public, private and tertiary sectors and within various industries including power generation, automotive, manufacture, defence, pharmaceuticals, and higher education. She has held positions at all organisational levels, including executive and board roles and specially created senior appointments, contributing to her depth of experience.
Fiona combines her role of Industry Professor, Neural and Systems Complexity at Adelaide University with speaking engagements and international consulting to industries and governments on a number of topics. These include the use of Artificial Intelligence and how technology shapes us (the impacts on business and society of humans interfacing and partnering with technologies); systems thinking; how leaders build better brains and flourishing businesses, neurogenesis (building new brain) and the amazing neurophysiological effects of human interaction.
Fiona has over 30 years of business experience in a number of sectors and has held positions at all organisational and board levels. She has spent time with fascinating organisations such as Cirque du Soleil, appears regularly in the media to delight people with accessible science, and is currently writing a book on human –technology interaction.
Elizabeth Koff, NSW Health
Elizabeth has held a number of Senior Executive roles within the NSW health system, across operational and policy portfolios. Elizabeth was appointed Secretary, NSW Health in 2016. As Secretary, Elizabeth is responsible for the management of the NSW health system ($24 billion budget and 118,000 FTE) and setting strategic direction to ensure NSW continues to provide exceptional healthcare, research and education.
Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Dr Zoran Bolevich
Dr Zoran Bolevich is Chief Executive of eHealth NSW and Chief Information Officer of NSW Health.
Zoran has a background in medicine and business administration. He has worked in senior health system management, health IT and data analytics leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand.
Leading a team of more than 1,350 staff, Zoran is focused on implementing the eHealth Strategy, streamlining governance of eHealth NSW’s key programs and activities, and developing a highly effective, customer-focused health IT organisation.
He is passionate about improving the health system through meaningful and effective use of digital technologies, data analytics, research and innovation in partnership with patients, clinicians, health organisations, government and industry partners.
As Chief Executive of HealthShare NSW, Carmen is responsible for leading the largest public sector shared services organisation in Australia.
She has been a senior leader in NSW Health for the past 20 years and has extensive operational experience, particularly in the planning and delivery of linen, food and patient support services for public hospitals.
As Executive Director, Clinical Support Services, Carmen led a process of review and reform that improved services and outcomes in Food and Patient Support Services, Linen Services and Emergency Management. She led the development and implementation of My Food Choice, which is transforming the way patients are served meals in NSW public hospitals, and introduced new technology and modern business practices to support patient nutrition and provide a better service to hospitals.
Carmen holds a Masters of Business Administration, and was recognised in the Top 50 Women in NSW Public Service for 2018. She is a resilient professional who is passionate about HealthShare NSW’s mission in providing superior shared and support services to NSW Health.