Australian Digital Health Agency Executive Team

Ms Bettina McMahon

Bettina McMahon

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Bettina was previously the Chief Operating Officer responsible for leading industry, government and jurisdictional engagement for the Agency, driving adoption and usability of digital health.

At the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), Bettina was the Head of Risk and Assurance responsible for NEHTA's risk and legal functions and quality assurance of NEHTA products. She also held the role of Head of Policy and Information Services responsible for national infrastructure operations, supply chain, clinical terminology and informatics, and policy and privacy. In April 2016, Bettina was appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer to lead the corporate wind-up and transition to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Bettina has held senior management roles in the area of risk management and compliance with AUSTRAC, the Office of Transport Security, and the Australian Government Information Management Office. She commenced her career working for the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

She has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, Masters of Public Policy, and Masters of Business in IT Management.

Steven Issa

Steven Issa

Chief Digital Officer

Steven Issa is the Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for reviewing international experience and trends and local innovation to help set the national digital health agenda for the Australian health sector. In this role he provides a forward thinking approach to national digital health design and implementation, and alignment of technology across the Australian health sector to achieve the objectives of the National Digital Health Strategy and beyond.

Steven is an experienced senior executive with experience in a variety of public and private sector environments. He spent a large part of his career in technology and management consulting. He was a lecturer at the University of Sydney and, prior to joining the Agency, spent over four and half years as an executive at Service SNSW, having led the Service Centres across the state – a channel that brings together leading customer experience across digital, and face to face services.

He has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours Class 1).

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Rupert Lee

Acting Chief Operating Officer

Rupert Lee is responsible for identifying and driving implementation opportunities, developing strategic adoption and investment plans with external partners, managing key relationships, delivering technical implementation services and driving the clinical use of digital health.

Rupert leads engagement with key stakeholder groups including jurisdictions, private hospitals, clinical peaks, primary health networks, software developers and commercial organisations. Rupert and his team coordinate and optimise digital health adoption opportunities aligned to stakeholder strategic plans and organisational goals and Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy.

Before working at the Agency, Rupert held key roles with leading national ICT organisations – including the National eHealth Transition Authority and the Distributed Systems Technology Centre – focusing on stakeholder engagement, business development, program delivery and the commercialisation of emerging technologies.

Mr Steven Momcilovic

Steven Momcilovic

Chief Financial Officer

Steven Momcilovic is the Chief Financial Officer and leads the Finance and Procurement Division, which is responsible for providing advice and support to enable Agency to deliver on priorities, including financial management, business support services and strategic advice and reporting. As CFO, Steven leads the organisational planning and funding strategy, helps set the strategic direction of the National Digital Health Strategy, and partners with the business to deliver key objectives.

Steven is an experienced senior executive with roles in both private and public sector organisations. He spent a large part of his career at the Commonwealth Government Department of Finance, with the last three years as Chief Financial Officer.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

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Ronan O'Connor

National Health Chief Information Officer

Ronan is responsible for leading the Infrastructure Operations Division covering the national digital health systems and providing technical support and leadership on the My Health Record system.

As Senior Reporting Officer Ronan led the implementation of the national opt out model for My Health Record by January 2019 to accelerate realisation of benefits through increased widespread awareness and participation.

The Division leads the development, operation and risk management of the security, privacy, fraud and compliance risk management services for the Agency as well as for the end-to-end system operations.

Having previously worked within the UK Government shaping policy and transforming health services, Ronan has held board level positions within the NHS in England, worked as a Senior Civil Servant within the UK Civil Service and brings proven leadership skills in using Information, Technology and Communications to drive service transformation.

Dr Steve Hambleton

Dr Steve Hambleton MBBS FAMA FRACGP(hon) FAICD

Independent Clinical Advisor

Dr Hambleton is an adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland and a General Practitioner in Brisbane. He is a former State and Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.

He was a member of the Review of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) known as the Royle review that supported the continuing development and implementation of a consistent and effective electronic health record for all Australians. In June 2014 Dr Hambleton was appointed as Chairman of the National eHealth Transition Authority and oversaw its transition to the Australian Digital Health Agency in July 2016.

Dr Hambleton has served the Agency as Co-Chair of Clinical Programs including Radiology and Pathology and the Clinical Governance Committee. He was the Deputy Chair of the My Health Record Expansion program that has resulted in more than 90 per cent of the Australian Population having access to a shared electronic health record.

Dr Hambleton also serves on the Boards of Avant Mutual Group Limited and the newly formed Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre. He is an independent Director of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council.