Vanguard Health has current certification
International Organisation for Standardisation 9001:1995 Quality Management Systems -accreditation standards.
Vanguard Health is committed to being an active participant in reconciliation and recognising the true history of this country. Every day we strive to promote inclusiveness, awareness, equal job opportunities, equity of access to health care services and address the disadvantages that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples continue to face. We are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to build stronger relationships, improve our service, create more opportunities, and advance reconciliation in Australia.
Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and a national culture that represents equality and equity, historical acceptance of our shared history and removal of negative race relations. In the context of our organisation, this represents equal health outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, and an inclusive and diverse workplace that is not just culturally safe, but culturally rich and proud.
Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan is a strong foundation for Vanguard Health to build on. It will inform our plans for the future and support our reconciliation journey. Our Reflect RAP outlines how we work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to build relationships, show respect and improve opportunities.
With a lifetime of experience in Defence and Health, Kerry brings unique and highly valuable insight and perspective to his role as Chairman of Vanguard Health.
Previously the long-term CEO at AMA Queensland and Secretary-General at Federal AMA, Kerry is a well respected medical and health lobbyist and policy adviser. He has more than 20 years of experience working in both state and federal health settings and provides strategic guidance to a number of medical groups including the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists. Kerry served as Program Director for IRIS from 2010 to 2014 and is a dedicated advocate for rural and First Nations health programs.
Kerry started Vanguard Health in 2009 and established it to make a direct contribution to better regional, rural and First Nations healthcare access.
Tim has led the Vanguard Health team and overseen the development and delivery of our core business since 2015. A passionate public health advocate and leader, Tim has brought together an engaged, high-performing team at Vanguard Health who deliver high-quality outcomes for our clients across consulting, recruitment and project delivery divisions.
Tim’s commitment to innovation and tenacity in finding better healthcare solutions for all Australians has seen Vanguard Health and our partners create new service models and deliver better health outcomes for communities right across Australia.
Mark has more than 20 years experience at senior levels in the healthcare sector, including leading acute and community services and state-wide corporate/support services. Mark is passionate about driving value based health care and improving services for clients/patients. Mark is a certified practising accountant and Fellow of CPA Australia, has a Masters of Health Service Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Rothwell is a Fellow of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Rothwell is a leading Emergency Physician and leads our approach in offering a personal service with a focus on long term relationships with clinicians to understand their personal and professional needs. He serves as Director of Emergency, Trauma and Retrieval Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Belinda has extensive experience working across the science and healthcare industries with more than 15 years working with Ophthalmologists and a background in leading large-scale change management programs. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
At Vanguard Health, Belinda provides strategic planning, budget management and leadership— overseeing the IRIS program, managing the provision of medical services programs in regional areas of the Northern Territory and Queensland and leading our Not for Profit service—Doctors for All. Belinda is committed to providing services in people’s local region, ensuring they are afforded the same services as those living in metropolitan areas of Australia.
Ricole brings an in-depth knowledge of human resources, health recruitment, onboarding processes and credentialing requirements for various specialist groups to the Vanguard Health team. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Care and Human Resource Management.
Ricole has excellent working relationships with internal stakeholders, General Medical Training organisations, AMA, PMCV and Universities. With a unique capacity to understand exactly what stakeholders need, Ricole has a proven track record supporting Vanguard Health projects and partner organisations with qualified, competent and professional staff in both permanent and locum capacities.
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience working in the health sector and has a Bachelor of Social Work and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Responsible for the management of operational aspects of Vanguard Health, Jennifer is skilled in project initiation and management, policy development, stakeholder engagement, strategic leadership, corporate governance and strategic planning.
Jennifer oversees business operations for client projects and is committed to ensuring they are managed effectively and efficiently—so that they can achieve life-changing outcomes for Australian communities.
A registered nurse with an extensive health background, Leanne has worked in both nursing and management roles for Vanguard Health and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. She specialises in process improvement, assisting the Vanguard Health team to deliver the best outcomes by working smarter.
Leanne is deeply involved in our rapid response and delivery programs, including pandemic responses and is committed to providing healthcare options to those who would otherwise have limited access to services.
Anna has been with Vanguard Health since 2015 and is the heart and soul of our business. Anna brings a wealth of experience in managing all aspects of our office and ensuring it runs smoothly for our staff and clients.