A bit about me…
With over 30 years of experience in the Health Care Sector as both a Clinician and Administrator, and having proudly received 8 Federal Government and 2 State Government Grants for Management Skills, I spent 31 years in dedication to management excellence in the community. In addition I have strived to share and impart my knowledge and expertise through a long-term commitment to on-going teaching whilst also ensuring my own professional growth in finance and investment. The August 2014 buyout of my 31 year old business by a National corporate permits further opportunities for community service.
RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT, The Skin & Cancer Foundation in association with the
Immunology Professorial Unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
Primary researcher of the paper entitled Immune Mechanism in Atopic Dermatitis, published by the Royal College of Australian Dermatologists.
Co-authored a book on skin care for Aboriginal people.
1983 – CURRENT
ACTIVE VR GP with clinical experience in a diversity of settings both locally and internationally.
ESTABLISHED THE EASTERN SUBURBS MEDICAL SERVICE [“ESMS”]
ESMS was a home visiting After Hours medical house call service that acted on behalf of over 100 medical practices and employs 5 doctors.
ESMS was a Federal Government accredited service provider and ESMS was the successful recipient of 5 Federal Government grants. The service received formal recognition and praise from local, state and Federal Government, as well as local Hospitals and Aged Care facilities.
ESMS successfully achieved Accreditation and Re-accreditation in 2006, 2011, and again in 2014. In August 2014, after 31 years of hands on management and service delivery, ESMS was acquired by National Home Doctor Service allowing me, as founder and Principal to receive the real enterprise value of this unique business
I have acted as Clinician supervisor for over 30 years and have been significantly involved in Federal Government think-tanks addressing both the Medical Workforce and After Hours Care, and more recently under the Medicare Local framework.
SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED DIPLOMA OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE From the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and award of Fellow.
SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED DIPLOMA OF FINANCIAL MARKETS-FINANCIAL PLANNING From the Securities Institute of Australia, an Institute committed to raising the standards in the securities and financial services industry, and the subsequent award of Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
DOCTOR, THE SCOTS COLLEGE, Bellevue Hill; Sydney. One of the oldest and most reputable boys schools in Australia
2005 – 2012
BOARD MEMBER, EASTERN SYDNEY DIVISION OF GENERAL PRACTICE including a role as Company Secretary
APEC WORLD SUMMIT IN SYDNEY
Acting Medical Practitioner on behalf of NSW Health in partnership with the NSW Ambulance and Police Service
2007 – CURRENT
ADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER, UNIVERSITY NOTRE DAME, Population Health, School of Medicine; Sydney Campus, Darlinghurst NSW. Notre Dame is a well renowned leader in higher education.
2008 – 2014
BOARD MEMBER, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL DEPUTISING SERVICES (NAMDS), The leading body representing high standards in afterhours deputising services. As an Executive Member I was responsible for having the Constitution redrafted and for scholarly review by the University of Notre Dame
2009 WORLD MASTERS INTERNATIONAL SPORTING COMPETITION IN SYDNEY
Acting Medical Practitioner on behalf of NSW Health at World Masters Games in collaboration with NSW Ambulance Service
2009 AWARDED 2 STATE GOVERNMENT GRANTS to establish Co-located After Hours GP Clinics adjacent to Hospital ED’s.
2010 – 2014
INCEPTED AND MANAGED THE AFTER HOURS GP CLINIC AT CANTERBURY HOSPITAL.
This Clinic was awarded a State and Federal Government Grant; and was further supported by The Inner West Medicare Local and the surrounding GP’s.
This clinic was Accredited and as the Clinic Owner I developed excellent working relations with SLHD, and Canterbury Hospital ED and Management. The Clinic received considerable praise from Local, State and Federal Government. I have now relinquished my control of the Clinic and have multiple testimonials from GP’s, the local area health service, local, State and Federal government. I also wrote a report showcasing the social value of this Clinic
MET WITH THE HON N. ROXON MP (FEDERAL MINISTER FOR HEATH) at Parliament House, Canberra, to discuss After Hours Standards in General Practice, as a Delegate,on behalf of our national association .
ESMS WAS AWARDED A FURTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GRANT under Round 4 of After Hours Grants. This Clinic received this award under a competitive tender application program, and marked the 5th Federal Government grant awarded to Eastern Suburbs Medical Service.
ESMS ENTERED A CONTRACT WITH EASTERN SYDNEY MEDICARE LOCAL to be a preferred After Hours provider, and has remained as provider in this capacity.
2011 – 2013
FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER AND COMPANY SECRETARY, Eastern Sydney Medicare Local.
2012 – 2013
DIRECTOR, EASTERN SYDNEY GP NETWORK, a network dedicated to improving the health of individuals within the community.
2012 -CERTIFICATE IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Chartered Secretaries Association of
MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, Wolper Private Hospital, Woollahra
MEMBER OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE for Western Sydney Medical Local to award After Hours Grant Recipients for 2013 and 2014 After Hours Grants Program.
2013 – CURRENT
ADVISORY PANEL; Essential Home Care PL, dedicated in providing quality patient care and enhancing patients quality of life in the home environment.
FIRST CALL PANEL , Doctors Health advisory service with the assistance of the AMA
Pro bono work assisting distressed medical colleagues
2015 KAPLAN PROFESSIONAL
Successfully received Statement of Attainment in Self Managed Super Funds, being an Industry acknowledgement and exam completion in the Financial services sector
2014-FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTE of AUSTRALIA-Awarded Fellow Status
2007 – CURRENT
ADJUNCT SENIOR LECTURER, Population Health, University of Notre Dame; Sydney;
Australia School of Medicine
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS, Successfully obtained Company
Directors Diploma and the Award of Fellow
1998 – 1999 -SECURITIES INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA, Awarded, Diploma of Financial Advising – Financial Markets
1984 – 2015
EXTENSIVE HOSPITAL, RESEARCH, AND METROPOLITAN GENERAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE,
I have maintained VR General Practice Status with ongoing CPD Responsibilities since 1990,
and I have continued to actively mentored other Doctors since 1983.
AUTHOR, “BILLY REID SORE SKINS “, An Aboriginal first aid self-help manual published by
Queensland University Press.
PRIMARY RESEARCHER, SKIN & CANCER FOUNDATION, ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL SYDNEY
In collaboration with the Immunology Professorial Unit.; Primary Author; Immune
Mechanisms in Atopic Dermatitis; Australian Journal of Dermatology
1980 – 1981
RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER AT PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL GROUP, Randwick NSW
1974 – 1980
MBBS, SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, MEDICAL FACULTY, Sydney, NSW
1967 – 1973
SYDNEY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL, Academic Selective High School, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW
§ Royal Australian College Of General Practice [RACGP]
§ National Association Of Medical Deputising Services [NAMDS]
§ Australian Medical Association [AMA]
§ Australian Institute Of Company Directors [AICD]
§ Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
CIVIC AND CommuniTY SERVICES
§ ROTARY SERVICE, Member for many years Past President East Sydney Rotary Club 1992
DG REP for Rotary in 1993/1994 and again 1994/1995
§ ROSE BAY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Community member and past President P & C Council
§ JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 2006-2015
§ ACCREDITED RUGBY UNION REFEREE 2004-2015
§ Multiple volunteer positions across community , educational and sporting sectors
§ Regularly invited to be a speaker at various clinical and non-clinical meetings including teaching, IT and administration.
§ Acknowledged expertise in the after-hours medical care setting.