Kim have been in many roles in general practice since 1995, from a Practice Nurse, Receptionist and eventually to a Practice Manager in 2000. In 2009, she was awarded the inaugural NSW Practice Manager of the year and GP Synergy RACGP Southeastern NSW Practice Manager of the year Award in 2018. In 2015 she became a partner of the Marima Medical Clinic, and later transitioned as a co-Director of a 9 doctors 5 nurses and 13 support staff.
First Assistant Secretary, Primary Care Division, Department of Health and Aged Care
is the First Assistant Secretary of the Primary Care Division in the Department of Health. Simon has worked for over 30 years in government. Over the last 19 years in Health, Simon has led work on primary care reform; health payments integrity; global and regional health issues; drug, alcohol and tobacco policy; health financing; health security; the blood supply; organ and tissue donation; and a range of other health system issues. Prior to Health, Simon worked for a decade as a policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in various areas of social policy and international relations.
Dr Elizabeth Deveny
Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Dr Deveny is an experienced and well-respected senior executive with a strong commitment to providing sustainable health outcomes for all Australians, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive, productive partnerships with key stakeholders and the broader community.
Dr Deveny is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Consumers Health Forum. Dr Elizabeth Deveny's recent roles include Chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency, CEO of South Eastern Melbourne PHN, CEO of Bayside Medical Local and Chair of Southern Metropolitan Partnership.
She holds a masters in vocational health education and a PhD in Medicine (clinical decision support development), both from Melbourne University.
General Manager, Health Delivery Transformation Division Services Australia
Brendan is currently General Manager of the Health Delivery Transformation Division where he is leading large programmes of work to modernise the delivery of health services and identify future strategies for health services, driving, forward the Birth of a Child initiative in partnership with the ACT Government and steering the ongoing responses and strategy development associated with the myGov audit.
Gary Smith AM
Gary has extensive experience in the management of healthcare facilities and the provision of health services, predominately in the general practice arena. He has been involved in the management of general practice since 1985 and has taken a keen interest in the operation of general practice and the major organisations which influence and shape general practice in Australia. He is currently a Director with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd (AGPAL), Chair of Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), Quality in Practice Consulting and QIP-International, Deputy Chair, General Practice Workforce Tasmania, Chair, Client Focused Evaluation Program (CFEP) Australia and UK and Board Member, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), India. Gary has extensive representation on relevant Commonwealth and State Government Advisory Boards, Working Parties and task groups and relevant healthcare industry committees both here and internationally, which allows him to contribute to the shape and delivery of healthcare in Australia. In 2021, Mr Smith was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters honoris causa by the University of New England (UNE), in recognition of his distinguished service of UNE Partnerships and to the professionalisation of the field of medical practice management for the past 30 years. In 2023 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).