Mary Foley has a distinguished career in the health sector, holding leadership positions in state government and national roles, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations. In 2017 Mary was appointed Managing Director of Telstra Health, Australia’s largest Australian owned health digital technology company which also includes Dr Foster in the UK. Telstra Health is a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation, Australia’s largest telco.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Mary was Director General and Secretary of NSW Health for a five-year term. She has also previously held roles as National Health Practice Leader for PwC Australia, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, and a senior executive of a major listed Australian healthcare company.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University, a Board Director of Research Australia and of Camp Quality Australia (which provides support services for children with cancer and their families). Mary has previously served as Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University, a Director of the National eHealth Transition Authority, Deputy Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and Board Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Mary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to public administration in health and education (2016), received the Centenary Medal from the Federal Government for her business leadership in the private sector, and she is a former Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.
Dr Vincent McCauley joined Telstra Health in July 2015 as Chief Medical Officer. Vince has vast clinical experience in respiratory and emergency medicine. As a lead medical expert for Telstra Health, Vince advises on areas such as eHealth, clinical governance and ED systems and pathology.
Vince has worked extensively in eHealth Standards and is Chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Australia as well as a member of the IHE International Board. As former President of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA), Vince was instrumental in connecting eHealth software vendors, government bodies and the private sector.
Vince is driven by his goal to create a secure, highly connected and interoperable eHealth infrastructure underpinned by sustainable business models.
Michael Boyce, Head of Strategic Investments
Michael oversees the strategic growth of, and investments in key businesses, products and markets. Specifically, Michael has executive responsibility for Telstra Health’s Dr Foster data analytics business in the UK and Germany, and the leading community health software being used across rural and remote Australia, Communicare.
In addition, Michael is Chairman of the Fred IT Group, Australia’s largest dedicated IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry; Telstra Health is a joint venture partner in this highly innovative company which is making a leadership contribution by developing digital platforms to improve medication management in Australia.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Michael was Chief Executive of Australian Homecare Services where he led transformational growth of the company from a niche, Victorian disability services organisation into one of Australia’s largest disability and community aged care enterprises, providing care and support services through committed staff to over 10,000 clients each year. Michael’s career has included Executive and Senior Management roles in IT Services, Banking & Finance and the Oil Industry; as well as a Non-Executive Director tenure at OC Connections, a company dedicated to supporting people with an intellectual disability.
Bronwyn Clere, Head of New Growth Platforms
Bronwyn has been Head of New Growth Platforms since 2017. In addition to overseeing the operation of the Australian National Cancer Screening Register, Bronwyn leads the development of the Telstra Health Platform Strategy. Bronwyn has proven experience in capital expenditure investments and project delivery strategy and has led programs to transform how central corporate services are managed and delivered.
Bronwyn has enjoyed an international career working in the financial services industry where she has held senior positions across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Bronwyn is also an Employer Director for the Telstra Superannuation Scheme and is the chair of Telstra Super’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
Michael Donnelly, Head of Aged & Disability
Telstra Health are a leading provider of aged, disability and community care software in Australia. Michael’s focus is on supporting a team across Australia to deliver Aged and Disabilities’ product and people strategy to drive continued growth of the division. Michael is proud to lead a driven, hardworking team that are dedicated to delivering best of breed clinical, medication, workforce and client management software.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Michael was Head of Clients and Growth at iCareHealth. iCareHealth Australia became a fully owned subsidiary of Telstra Health in November 2014. Before iCareHealth, Michael led the New Zealand division of APS for three years. APS provides accounting software to the chartered accounting profession across Australia and New Zealand.
Michael is passionate about empowering organisations with technology that can help to deliver superior care, reduce compliance risks, optimise funding, and improve productivity.
Russel Duncan, Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Russel was the Founding Partner and CEO of eHealth business, Emerging Systems. Before that he was IT Director of Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Russel is a thought leader and advocate for better technology in Australia’s healthcare sector. He is passionate about making a real and significant difference to the health of individuals. In his spare time, Russel can be found gazing through his collection of telescopes, riding motorcycles, or building unusual things in his small machine shop.
Florence Mauwa, Head of Human Resources
Florence joined Telstra Health in October 2019 as the Head of Human Resources. Florence is responsible for Human Resources and Health, Safety and Wellbeing across Telstra Health. Her team focuses on creating an environment that enables people at Telstra Health to thrive so they can achieve the company’s vision.
Before joining Telstra Health, Florence worked in Telstra in a variety of specialist and generalist roles including HR strategy and operations, remuneration, HR business partnering and most recently transformation and change. Prior to this, she held senior HR roles in organisations in Australia and several emerging markets in a variety of sectors including professional and financial services and communications.
Florence has a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University, Western Australia and is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). She is also a certified professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)
Christopher Norton, Head of Strategy
Chris joined Telstra Health in 2019 as the Head of Strategy. Chris and his team define, develop, mobilise and lead Telstra Health’s whole-of-business strategy.
Chris also has extensive experience working in the public health system and is a former Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps. Prior to joining Telstra Health, Chris held senior leadership positions at PwC Health across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In this role he was focussed on healthcare digital strategy, digital health design and implementation, and economic planning and strategy.
Chris is a respected thought leader for the future of healthcare and regularly presents at national and international conferences.
Graeme Osborne, Head of Hospitals and Connected Health
Graeme joined Telstra Health as Head of Digital Hospitals and Connected Health in 2019. In this role, Graeme combines his passion for customer service with digital innovation. Throughout his career, Graeme has led large-scale digital projects including the rollout of the New Zealand National eHealth Program which has allowed more than one-third of citizens to access their health information online.
Graeme is an experienced CIO in both the public and private sectors and has held ministerial appointments in the New Zealand Government. In a voluntary capacity, Graeme is dedicated to increasing the uptake and value of broadband across the New Zealand community which has seen him work in education, health and telecommunications industry reform.
Mark Sabotti, General Manager of Business Development
Since 2018, Mark has led Telstra Health’s Business Development team. Mark has extensive experience in consulting and professional services to healthcare and life sciences. He is a recognised leader in business development and consulting both nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Mark held multiple senior positions in business, including managing partner at IT company Unisys and regional General Manager - Health Software for Computer Sciences Corporation.
Mark has been closely involved in healthcare reform in Australia as well as in pharmaceutical and life sciences transformation in Europe and the United States. Mark understands the challenges facing the healthcare sector in the 21st century and is driven to provide the very best eHealth services to help address them.
Alex White, Head of Corporate Affairs
Alex leads the Corporate Affairs team at Telstra Health which includes responsibility for the organisation’s policy development, government relations, communications and marketing activities.
He has worked in senior government, parliamentary and policy roles including leading a team of advisers at the Australian Medical Association, the Prime Minister’s office, as Chief of Staff to a federal cabinet minister and as health and social policy adviser to a federal opposition leader. Prior to this he held various roles at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Alex studied history and politics at the Australian National University and has a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.
Paul Naismith, Founder & CEO, FRED IT Group
Paul is a community pharmacy owner and the CEO of Fred IT Group. He co-founded Fred in 1991 and has grown the business to become Australia’s largest provider of IT services to the pharmacy industry. He is the man behind the market leading IT solutions Fred Dispense, eRx Script Exchange and MedView amongst others.
Paul’s vision is to make medication management safer and more effective for all Australian’s. To help deliver his vision, Paul holds the position as Chair of the Board for PDL, the major indemnity provider for pharmacists as well as Chair of APPCo, publisher of the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. He is a member of both the PGA and PSA and he is a fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy.