Speakers and MC’s2018-12-12T16:25:23+00:00

The Speakers

Personalise your conference experience with our program of engaging, entertaining and inspiring healthcare and leadership experts.

#NextCare Health Conference offers a diverse program with practical, inspiring and translatable advice and knowledge to ensure that wherever you are on your career journey you’ll take home what you need to succeed in healthcare leadership.

Our ‘meet the speaker’ sessions allow you to connect directly with speakers who inspire you and gain personal insight into their successes and the challenges they’re overcome along the way.

Additional speakers will be announced periodically, with the full line-up available in February 2019.

Register now to connect, inspire and transform
Phill Nosworthy

Phill Nosworthy

Multi-disciplined executive coach, global speaker and influential change-maker

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful.

His insights into personal mastery and the future of work have gained him a cult following among high performers in Fortune listed companies the world over.

He has worked in more than 50 cities and 25 countries globally and counts Apple, ING, Universal Music and the Commonwealth Bank amongst his clients.

Phill has skilfully hosted bespoke invitational events in major centres around the world including New York, Los Angeles, London and Amsterdam with partners including SOHO House, The Standard, The Apollo, Vittoria and Microsoft.

He is the founder of Switch L+D, a digital-first learning and development practice that gives anyone, anywhere the same level of career development that has only ever been reserved for the highest performers of Fortune 500 companies.

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Amanda Gore

Amanda Gore

Hall of fame conference keynote speaker who knows the power of JOY is the new business advantage

For more than 25 years, Amanda Gore has been one of America’s and Australia’s most admired experiential speakers.

She uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.

Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the way we feel about a product, organization or person influences how we behave and informs our decisions about how we spend or who we conduct business with.

Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations changes perceptions… And feelings.

Author of five books and several video and audio training programs, Amanda is also the CEO of the JOY Project and has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience, and occupational health.

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Amanda Gore
Bernard Salt AM

Bernard Salt AM

One of Australia’s leading social commentators and business analysts

Bernard Salt is one of Australia’s leading social commentators and business analysts.  He draws on a range of data sets to interpret social change both now into the future.  He argues that social and cultural change are powerful forces that are reshaping the way we live, the way we work and even how we form relationships.

He is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University. He is perhaps best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours such as the “Seachange Shift”, the “Man Drought”, “PUMCINS” (pronounced “pumkins”) and the “Goats Cheese Curtain’.

He was also responsible for popularising smashed avocados globally.

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Clair Sullivan

Dr Clair Sullivan

Chief Digital Officer, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Dr Clair Sullivan graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Queensland and has a Research Doctorate in Medicine (UK) from the University of Leeds. Clair is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian College of Health Informatics.

She is a senior staff specialist in Endocrinology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane and is Co-Director for the Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration (HITEC), Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health. She has been appointed at the University of Queensland and is widely published in clinical informatics and serves on several national advisory boards for digital health.

Currently Clair has been appointed as the Chief Digital Health Officer at Metro North Hospital and Health Service to manage digital transformation.

Clair Sullivan
Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips

Executive Director, Centre for Leadership Excellence, Queensland Health

Jan Phillips is the Executive Director of the Centre for Leadership Excellence and has responsibility for the development of leadership and management capabilities for Queensland Health clinicians to support improvement in healthcare teamwork, culture and service delivery.

Jan has previously held executive and general management positions in a number of large public sector organisations, including central public sector management agencies and housing, local government, planning and public works departments.

She brings significant expertise in public service and healthcare reform and improvement, including leadership and management development, workplace culture improvement, workforce redesign, strategic planning, access improvement, clinical redesign, patient safety and quality improvement, innovation, human resource management and organisational change development.

Jan has national and international experience as an invited speaker and facilitator and has published a range of articles on clinical leadership and healthcare culture reform improvement. Her qualifications are in social work and strategic leadership, and she is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Louise Mahler

Dr Louise Mahler

Public keynote and corporate speaker, coach, trainer and expert on body language.

Louise’s inimitable style and deep insight in her field are shared in keynotes and coaching internationally, where high-stake leadership beckons. A foremost expert in body language, voice and emotion, Louise has a PhD in Business, and degrees and masters in Organisational Psychology as well as Music.

In the process of completing her award-winning PhD, Louise observed a ‘missing ingredient’ in corporate leadership around the unsung wisdom of the mind-body-voice connection she calls Vocal Intelligence. These blended skills bring powerful observation that elicits discernible, positive change and together with an understanding of the psychology behind high-stake engagements and the structures for handling emotion, combine to build the Mahler Method.

The Mahler Method teaches you the vital techniques to ‘be heard’ in hostile environments..

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Louise Mahler
Shaun Drummond

Shaun Drummond

Chief Executive, Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Shaun Drummond is the Chief Executive of Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia’s largest public health service. He has been Executive Director Operations of Metro North since 2014 and has been a Chief Operating Officer in the Health Sector for 15 years.

Shaun’s professional background is Industrial Relations and Organisational Development. During his career he has worked in public health systems in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand.

Through his commitment to values in action, Shaun is inspiring innovation and cultural change to create Australia’s biggest, best and nicest health service.

Ginni Mansberg

Dr Ginni Mansberg

GP, Medical and parenting expert with a special interest in women’s and family health.

She is an authority on everything from sleep to beating stress, wellness, life balance and a range of general health and medical related topics; always packaged with a dose of reality, practical and helpful tips and delivered with her customary sense of humour. Aside from her practice in Sans Souci, Ginni is also an accomplished writer, having written 3 books and having worked extensively as a medical journalist and columnist.

She is an experienced TV presenter working with Channel 7 as their resident GP for many years and as one of the hosts of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.

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Ginni Mansberg
Professor Pat Dudgeon

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Psychologist, Research Fellow and former Commissioner of Australian National Mental Health Commission

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Pat is a Professor and Poche Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia. Amongst her many commitments, she is a former Commissioner of the Australian National Mental Health Commission (completed 5 year term July 2017), deputy chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association, chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Mental Health, co-chair of the ministerial Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and member of NHMRC Mental Health Research Advisory Committee.

She is the executive director of the National Empowerment Project: an Indigenous suicide prevention project working with eleven sites in Aboriginal communities across the country, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project and the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.