(appointed August 2022)
“I am all in for kids health because there is still so much to do to ensure every sick child receives great care to restore their health and happiness and get back to their families as quickly as possible.”
Elizabeth is experienced in hospital and health system strategy, clinical and non-clinical operational management, performance improvement and transformation. She is passionate about creating a connected ‘patient centric’ healthcare system to improve the quality, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of these critical services into the future. She is particularly passionate about children's health service improvement following her experience having two premature babies that are now healthy, active and thriving kids thanks to the amazing staff at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.
She has held Executive Director Operations roles in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Northern Sydney Local Health District within NSW Health over the past 5 years which included responsibility for all acute hospitals in those areas, mental health and population and community health. She previously worked as a Healthcare strategy and operations consultant in Deloitte, Booz & Company (Strategy &) and AT Kearney and has also held roles with the United Nations World Food Programme in Africa and Bill Clinton’s Foundation for HIV in Latin America.
Elizabeth is currently Executive General Manager for Health and Education (H&E) in Downer Group and is responsible for a portfolio including some of Australia’s largest and highest profile hospitals, tertiary institutions and schools. She is responsible for the sustainable delivery of a number of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and other long term facility management services including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Bendigo Hospital, Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the Alfred Hospital, Orange, Bathurst and Bloomfield Hospitals and Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide.