Media release - Bettina McMahon announced as Interim Chief Executive Officer

19 December 2019: The Australian Digital Health Agency Board is pleased to announce Bettina McMahon will be the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency from 17 February 2020.

Ms McMahon previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer at the Agency where she was responsible for leading industry, government and jurisdictional engagement for the Agency, driving adoption and delivering digital health programs.

Ms McMahon has worked with the Agency and its predecessor the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) for the past 10 years. She recently announced her resignation from the Agency after 10 years of service.

The Board recognises Ms McMahon’s commitment to the important work that the Agency is doing, her knowledge of the organisation and work program, and welcomes her decision to delay her departure until the CEO role is permanently filled. Ms McMahon has advised that she does not intend to apply for the CEO role.

Ronan O’Connor, the National Health Chief Information Officer, will act as CEO for the period between Mr Kelsey’s departure and Ms McMahon’s commencement in February.

The Board expects the formal recruitment process to commence in January 2020 and is anticipating strong interest for this important role.


Media contact

Media Team
Mobile: 0428 772 421
Email: [email protected]

About the Australian Digital Health Agency

The Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems, and implementing Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia in collaboration with partners across the community. The Agency is the System Operator of My Health Record, and provides leadership, coordination, and delivery of a collaborative and innovative approach to utilising technology to support and enhance a clinically safe and connected national health system. These improvements will give individuals more control of their health and their health information, and support healthcare providers to deliver informed healthcare through access to current clinical and treatment information. Further information:

Media release - Bettina McMahon announced as Interim Chief Executive Officer (PDF, 206KB)