Australian Digital Health Agency Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Cattermole is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency, a role she commenced in September 2020.
Prior to this Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer at Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services). Amanda served as interim Chief Executive Officer during the 2019/20 bushfires season.
Amanda held several other senior roles at Services Australia, including an extended period as Deputy Secretary, Health and Aged Care, responsible for the delivery of more than $60 billion in annual payments and services to Australians under Medicare, the PBS and in the aged care sector.
Amanda has also held senior roles in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs.
In her earlier career Amanda worked as a lawyer in Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Laws and a Master of Business Administration.
Amanda received the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service leading reform in providing housing for Indigenous people in remote communities and the National Gambling Reform laws.
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).
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.
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.
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.