Dr Rachel David

CEO, Private Healthcare Australia

Disrupting Status Quo
@ 11.00am – 11.45am (Day two)

Dr Rachel David is an expert on healthcare policy and financing, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Private Healthcare Australia, the industry peak body representing health funds. Formerly a medical practitioner, she is dedicated to harnessing medical best practice and policy to improve health outcomes in the community. Previously a senior adviser to the Federal Health Minister between 1996 and 2000, her relationships in the government sector and Australian business community extend to the highest levels.

Dr David has worked with the international pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries for more than a decade, including Australian biotech leader CSL, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. On the senior management team of CSL Ltd she played a pivotal role in making the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil available to Australian women, and later boys. She has also been a founding practice manager of the McKinsey & Company health and government sector practice in Australia.

In her current role, Dr David undertakes policy and advocacy work, as well as thought leadership for Australia’s major health funds.