Master of Ceremonies – Dr Norman Swan

Host of the Health Report, on ABC Radio National, and Tonic on ABC Television, Dr Norman Swan graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen and later obtained his postgraduate qualifications in Paediatrics. Norman has been Australian Radio Producer of the Year, received a Gold Citation in the United Nations Media Peace Prizes, has won three Walkley National Awards for Australian journalism, including the prestigious Gold, and Australia's top prize for Science Journalism, the Michael Daly Award, twice.

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug

Associate Professor Adam Elshaug is an internationally recognised researcher and policy advisor with expertise in reducing waste and optimising value in health care. A/Prof Elshaug is recipient of numerous research awards and over 100 invitations to address conferences, government, academic, insurance and health technology assessment groups internationally. He serves as Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and has first-author publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Medical Journal of Australia.

Michael Walsh

Michael is the inaugural Chief Executive / CIO of eHealth NSW. Michael has extensive experience at the Government Senior Executive level in both NSW and Queensland and has worked in the private sector including two years as a Principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Professor David S Celermajer AO FAA

David Celermajer AO is the Scandrett Professor and Head of the Discipline of Cardiology at the University of Sydney, Clinical Director of the Heart Research Institute and a Cardiologist at RPA Hospital. A former University Medallist in Medicine at USyd, Rhodes Scholar and World Public Speaking Champion, he has published over 350 papers in the international literature and in 2006, was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Katharine Duffy, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Sydney Local Health District

Katharine Duffy has had an extensive and distinguished career as a Registered Nurse, undertaking her training at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. Ms Duffy also holds a post graduate qualification in nephrology enabling her to specialise in nephrology and transplant nursing. In March 2011 Ms Duffy became Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services for the Sydney Local Health District and was awarded the title of Adjunct Professor, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney.

Mary Potter, Board Member, Health Consumers NSW

Mary Potter has been involved with health advocacy and consumer activities for 15 years. Mary originally trained in biochemistry and microbiology, and has worked in routine hospital laboratories, and in cardiac and haematology research both in Australia and London. She is part of the Management Committee of Health Consumers NSW. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Independent Advisory Council for the PCEHR, and is the consumer member on the Executive Council of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control.

Carmen Rechbauer, Manager Food and Hotel Services, HealthShare NSW

Carmen has spent her working life in the food service industry. After graduating from Ryde Catering College she has worked in both private and public enterprise, owning her own small business and working for large food service organisations managing contracts such as BHP Steel Port Kembla and Goulburn Police Academy. Carmen has worked for NSW Health for almost 20 years and now oversees the provision of more than 22 million patient meals every year in NSW public hospitals.

Kerry Balding, Food ICT Projects Manager, HealthShare NSW

Kerry joined NSW Health in 1974 and has experience in dietetics and Food Services as well as software implementation, training and support. Kerry’s current responsibilities include the statewide rollout of the upgraded CBORD Food Services management software system that supports the implementation of the nutritionally compliant new menu and improves food services business practices.​

Current as at: Monday 10 November 2014