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Our People

The best testament to our vision is the people we’ve charged to lead it. We’ve assembled an experienced team that understands Australia’s health system.



Professor Mary Foley AM
Managing Director

Mary Foley has a distinguished career in the health sector, holding leadership positions in state and federal government, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations.  

Prior to joining Telstra Health, she was Director General and Secretary of NSW Health for a five-year term. She has also previously held roles as National Health Practice Leader at PwC Australia, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, and an executive at Mayne Nickless.

She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University and has previously served as a member of the Federal Minister’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group, a Director of the National eHealth Transition Authority, Deputy Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and a Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

In 2016, Mary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia and she is a former Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.


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Steven Fousekas 
Finance Director

An experienced executive and director, Steven is our Finance Director. He has held CFO/Finance Director and Business advisory positions across a range of sectors and geographies. He has a proven track record of delivering organisational design, strategic planning and budgeting, implementation of systems as well as developing efficient processes and controls within the Business and Finance areas of large complex organisations.

Steven prides himself on strong leadership skills and a passion to deliver business benefits and prior has held leadership positions at Telstra, Barclays Wealth, JP Morgan and Anchura Partners. He is also Director of Fred IT group and Telstra Phonewords.

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Michael Boyce
Head of Core Business

Michael has over 30 years of Senior Management and Executive experience gained across a range of service industries, including petroleum, banking, insurance, information technology and health. Michael is currently the Head of Core Businesses at Telstra Health, a role that encompasses solutions for the aged, community care and disability sectors, primary, specialist and allied health, pharmacy and medications management, public and private hospitals and, in the UK market, health analytics. Michael is also currently the Chairman of Fred IT, Australia’s leading IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry, and a Non-Executive Director of OC Connections, a leading Victorian disability services provider.

Prior to joining Telstra, Michael was Chief Executive of Australian Homecare Services where, during his 10-year tenure, and with the support of 3,500 committed staff, Michael transformed the company from a small Victorian disability services organisation into one of Australia’s largest and leading disability and community aged care providers. 

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Bronwyn Clere
Head of New Growth Platforms

Bronwyn is the Head of our New Growth Platforms team which includes our Telehealth and new solutions.

Bronwyn first joined Telstra in 2012 where she was responsibile for the overall management of Telstra’s extensive portfolio of capital expenditure investments and project delivery strategy. Following this, she was Executive Director for a significant Telstra change programme to transform the way central corporate services are managed and delivered.

Prior to joining Telstra, Bronwyn worked predominantly in the Financial Services industry where she has held transformation, operations management, finance and change roles with organisations such as JP Morgan in Australia and New Zealand, AIA in Hong Kong and AXA in Australia, New Zealand 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. 

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Paul Naismith
Head of Pharmacy & CEO Fred IT Group

Paul Naismith is the CEO of Fred IT Group as well as a practising pharmacist. In 1991 Paul collaboratively created the original Fred Dispense software with a vision to provide better patient outcomes through connected computer systems.

In 2009 Paul launched eRx Script Exchange, the first Australia wide electronic prescription service linking doctors and pharmacies. Paul is Chairman of the Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company he is also a Director of the PDL board, a Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

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Colleen Birchley
Head of Telehealth

Colleen joined Telstra Health in 2015 and is now Head of the Telehealth portfolio. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry in Sales, Product and Business Management roles both domestically and across Asia.

Colleen started out her career as a Registered Nurse and loves being able to bring together her health and technology knowledge and experience to work with customers to design solutions that will deliver better health outcomes.

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Paul Phelan
Head of Consumer & Services

Paul is an enterprising and passionate business leader with over 30 years’ Health IT experience working with many of Australia’s leading Healthcare organizations. Paul’s focus is turning Health business problems into solutions via the pragmatic use of technology.

Paul was the founder and leader at Health IQ a niche Health Software organization that evolved into a key solution provider in the Australia healthcare marketplace. Health IQ was acquired by Telstra Health in 2015 and now that Health IQ is successfully integrated into Telstra Health, Paul is applying his experience and expertise to the Telstra Health Consumer business. 

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