Chief Executive Officer - Healthdirect Australia

Chief Executive Officer - Healthdirect Australia

Leading Australia’s top provider of public digital health services 

Rare opportunity for an experienced leader to apply their exceptional business acumen and government stakeholder relations skills to improving the lives of others, working at the heart of digital health innovation in Australia.
A non-profit organisation jointly funded by the Council of Australian Governments, Healthdirect Australia has over a decade of experience designing and delivering innovative services, currently running major programs across the areas of general health, pregnancy and parenting, aged care and carers. Healthdirect Australia adds value to the public health system by constantly searching for innovative and cost-effective ways to deliver clinically sound health advice across the country, including remote and regional areas.

In 2018 their phone and digital services were used by 4 million people each month, and the nurse triage telephone service took its 8 millionth call.  Over the last seven years, the business has expanded its range of services and multichannel delivery platforms and has a team of close to 200 staff, including technologists, clinicians, governance experts, digital product managers, content specialists and others.

Recently moving into a new purpose-built collaborative workspace in Haymarket, Sydney, Healthdirect Australia is now seeking a new leader to drive the company forward into its next chapter, harnessing organisational capability to enhance the service portfolio and grow strategic partnerships.

The new Chief Executive will be a visionary leader with a demonstrated ability to grow an organisation that is government-aligned.  Reporting to a board and representative shareholders, he or she will use their exemplary stakeholder management skills to guide Healthdirect Australia into its next period of strategic development and growth. Internationally, Healthdirect Australia is recognised as an innovative, forward-thinking company that explores new technologies and delivers them to Australian health consumers.  As such, the new leader will be an evangelist for Healthdirect to deliver its services using the latest digital solutions, in a collaborative, flexible and agile working environment.  Experience with the Australian health sector will be advantageous.

For more information, please contact Daniel Nicholls on or 02 9233 1200.  To apply, please send an application quoting Ref No 68638 to Watermark Search International. Email: We will reply to the email address used for your application.

Closing date: Monday 14 January 2019


by Daniel Nicholls