Vanguard Health has current certification
International Organisation for Standardisation 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems -accreditation standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim is passionate about business and, in particular, the way in which good commercial ideas and technology can have a positive impact on the world. Tim has a strong interest in the health, technology, and manufacturing sectors as well as a passion for sustainability. Tim is currently Digital and Operations Manager at Vanguard Health (including Champion Mentors). Tim is always striving to drive efficiency and innovation and select the right digital solution in order to deliver successful implementations.
Emma brings to Vanguard Health and the IRIS Program morethan 15 years' of public and private sector experience in media,communications, and public relations — including specialisation within health,hospital, and pre-hospital settings.
She has a strong foundation in community and stakeholderengagement, derived from working in government during the earlier years of hercareer.
Media and public relations are among her key strengths,reinforced by a track record of successfully delivering proactive storiesacross all mediums and to metro, regional, national, and internationalaudiences.
She finds satisfaction and reward by influencing changethrough collaborative major projects and communication campaigns that utiliseher diverse skill set to strategically achieve the most effective outcomes andresults for all concerned.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism major)and a Certificate in Public Relations. She has also completed broadcast mediatraining and undertaken further Masters studies in the field of Education.
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.
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.