A highly experienced group of health sector leaders has been elected to the Board of the Digital Health CRC, ensuring strong guidance for the CRC – and strong representation for our Participants – as we begin to implement our growing portfolio of research projects.

“Collectively, our new Board members will bring significant expertise from across the health sector, including digital health, to our organisation” CEO of the Digital Health CRC, Dr Victor Pantano, said.

“The new Board comprises practising clinicians, senior academics, health entrepreneurs and innovators, executives from the private hospitals sector, and senior health bureaucrats.”

“Together, they will help ensure that our CRC is cognisant of the needs of all our Participants, and is responsive to the key research and development opportunities arising in the digital health space.”

“We are very pleased to be welcoming such a strong team of Board members to our CRC, to guide this next exciting phase of our work – that of moving our significant portfolio of R&D projects to implementation.”

“We also thank our outgoing Board members for their time on our Board.”

The new Board of the Digital Health CRC comprises the following members (please click here and then scroll down to our Board Member listing to read more about them):


Michael Walsh
Director-General of Queensland Health from 2015 to 2019 (now a private consultant in the healthcare sector)

Other Board members (in alphabetical order)

Professor Christine Bennett AO
Professor and Dean, School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney) and a specialist paediatrician

Dr Neale Fong
A registered medical practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in medical and healthcare delivery, and currently Board Chair of the Western Australian Country Health Service (WACHS)

Dr Steve Hambleton
A GP in the Brisbane suburb of Kedron, and a former state and federal President of the Australian Medical Association

Bill Lucia
Chairman, President and CEO of HMS

Paul McBride
First Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health

Kate Munnings
Chief Operating Officer of Ramsay Health Care

Dr Megan Robertson
Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) and a Senior Intensivist at Epworth HealthCare (Richmond and Freemasons hospitals)

Professor Priscilla Rogers
Director and Investor in Upstart Innovations, and Chief Operating Officer of Wintermute Biomedical