2023 Speakers

Conference MC  &  Chairperson Day Hospitals Australia

Stand-up Comedian
Your MC is Peter Rowsthorn, a high energy, fast paced stand-up comedian and a measured character actor.
General Surgeon
A/Prof. Philip Truskett AM is a General Surgeon with an interest in Upper GI and HPB Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney, where he is a senior staff specialist.

Keynote Speakers & Invited Chairs

Chief Executive Officer
Passionate about same day surgery and care, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector.
Keynote Speaker
Lisa will share her experiences of her success and challenges as an elite athlete, coach, working mum, wife, author, public personality and health and fitness advocate.
The Last Great First Antarctica Expedition
Gareth and Richard have a passion of adventure and exploration that spans many years.
Arnaldo Valedon, MD is an anaesthesiologist practicing day surgery and perioperative management for twenty six years.
COO, Nexus Hospitals
Scott is the Chief Operating Officer for Nexus Hospitals and has extensive experience in growing strong healthcare businesses.
World-class trainer and facilitator
Dr Denise Quinlan is the co-founder of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the University of Canterbury.
Health and Science Reporter
Walkley award winning journalist, Podcast host, health and science reporter for the ABC.
Founding Director
David has diverse executive and senior management experience in Private Health Insurance, Private Hospitals and Aged and Community Care.


Strategic Finance Business Partner
With over 30 years' experience, Alex has a demonstrated history of growing and developing SME's, local and multinational companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew has had a diverse and unique healthcare experience and enjoys overseeing AHSA’s development within the evolving challenges within the healthcare environment.
Director of Sales
Andy has 14 years’ experience in the medtech industry, with 10 years’ experience at Device Technologies in various roles prior to moving to Medline in 2019.
General Manager, EBOS Healthcare
General Manager of the largest and most diverse medical consumable, pharmaceutical and vaccine distributor in Australia.
Associate Director
Brendan has been with Macquarie for over 20 years and has vast experience dealing with Hospital Foundations, Medical Specialists, and Business Owners.
Medical Specialist Engagement Manager
Dominic has over 30 years in business and clinical translational roles in Europe and Australia.
Chief Medical Officer, Icon Group
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Icon Group. Also works clinically as a Haematologist at Icon Cancer Centre Wesley and Icon Cancer Centre Mackay.
Gastroenterologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer
John is a Gastroenterologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
Associate Director
Matthew is an actuary in EY’s Health and Human Services team based in Canberra.
Association Professor
Significant expertise in university leadership which has been built upon clinical expertise in intensive care nursing practice.
Eva has explored various disciplines to broaden her clinical and leadership objectives and has integrated her clinical knowledge and research to develop sustainable resources which will ensure successful results.
Director, Private Health Regulation Unit
Helen has predominately worked in operating theatres for over 20 years in private hospitals and commenced work in Queensland Health’s Private Health Regulation Unit in 1999.
Managing Director
Health Service Assist Group is the market leader of perioperative education services, educating thousands of perioperative nurses each year.
Director, Healthcare Management and Partnerships
Judith has extensive experience in the hospital and the healthcare sector, having worked primarily in private hospitals over the last 25+ years.
General Manager of Advocacy
Luke Toy is the General Manager of Advocacy and overseas the AMA’s Research and Reform, Media and Fees List units.
Principal Consultant for the Licensing and Accreditation Regulatory Unit
I am responsible for the regulation and licensing of 6500 beds and 124 private hospitals, nursing posts psychiatric hostels in Western Australia.
Managing Director
Michael has 7 years' experience working as a Health professional in hospitals and over 15 years in executive management with local and Global Medical devices distribution companies.
Vice President AOA
Member of the Federal Board of the AOA and Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Chair of the Australian Spine Registry
Infection Control Consultant
Michelle Bibby is the Founder and Sole Director of Infection Prevention Australia
Group Executive - Customer Portfolios
Milosh is responsible for Medibank‘s customer portfolios, including member health programs, Live Better and diversified insurance portfolios.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Natalie is a highly skilled Talent Acquisition professional who has developed a passion for the health care industry.
Head of Partnerships
Nicole is responsible for the growth and retention of Amplar Health’s portfolio of B2B and B2G customers and other strategic partnerships, including hospitals and specialists.
Commercial Director: Supplier Partnerships & Sustainability
Over the last 20 years Rachel has been working in a variety of commercial roles in the sector, including a medical distribution business and various medical specialty-based organisations.
Business Development and New South Wales and South Australian Operations
Rodney has over 20 years experience in the healthcare sector with expertise in risk management, governance, stakeholder management, legal and project management.
Business Consultant
Simon started his career as a factory engineer and product design engineer, including for diagnostic and surgical devices.
Independent Consultant
Wendy is a lead auditor for Quality Management Systems and has represented Day Hospitals and Procedure Centres on various committees at state, national and international level.