Congress speakers

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Robert Cooke

Experienced healthcare leader

Robert has a 40 year career in the health industry. His experience spans executive leadership of publicly listed and private healthcare companies, and management of private and public hospitals in Australia, Asia and the UK. He has extensive experience in leading successful healthcare teams in domestic and international M&A and consulting. Robert has an extensive track record in setting strategy and delivering successful outcomes for shareholders, interaction with the financial community, and understanding the many dynamics of the Australian health care industry. He was most recently Managing Director & CEO of Healthscope, Australia’s second largest private hospital operator, from 2010 – 2017.

Gail Garvey

Senior Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research

Professor Garvey is Senior Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research. She is an Aboriginal researcher with significant leadership roles in cancer and Indigenous people. She has brought together researchers, clinicians, cancer services, government departments, Indigenous community organisations and consumers to identify and address research priorities in cancer and Indigenous Australians. She leads two national programs focused on improving cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians: an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, and a Cancer Council NSW Strategic Research Partnership.  She has specific interest and expertise in the psychosocial aspects of cancer care of Indigenous cancer patients and health services research and has attracted ~23m in competitive funding over the last five years.

Charles Gomersall

Professor, Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chair of BASIC Collaboration, a grouping of Intensive Care and Acute Care specialists that write and disseminate free educational material. Courses have been run in over 70 countries and approximately 350 courses are held each year.

Charles had the privilege of working with a great team of clinicians looking after patients with SARS during the epidemic in Hong Kong.

Bruno Holthof

Chief Executive Officer, Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (OUHFT)

Dr Bruno Holthof is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust (OUHFT). OUHFT employs 12,000 staff across four hospital sites and 44 other locations. Before OUHFT, he was CEO of the Antwerp Hospital Network from January 2004 until September 2015. During this period, he transformed ZNA into the most profitable hospital group in Belgium.

Before becoming a CEO, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company. During this period, he served a wide range of healthcare clients in Europe and the United States and gained significant expertise in the areas of strategy, organization and operations. Bruno Holthof is a member of the Board of Barco, a public listed company providing visualization solutions for professional markets and a member of the Board of Armonea, a European private care home provider. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MD/PhD from the University of Leuven.

Prof Ivy Ng

Group Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

Professor Ivy Ng has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (SingHealth) since January 2012. Prior to her appointment as SingHealth’s Chief, she was the Chief Executive Officer of KK Women's & Children's Hospital (KKH) from 2004 to 2012, and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth from 2008 to 2012. She was KKH’s Chair of the Medical Board from 2003 to 2004 and Head of the Hospital’s Department of Paediatric Medicine from 2002 to 2003. 

SingHealth is Singapore’s largest healthcare group and comprises Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Sengkang Health, 5 National Specialty Centres (Cancer, Eye, Neurosciences, Dental and Heart), SingHealth Community Hospitals and 9 primary health polyclinics. 

She was conferred the Singapore Human Resource Institute Leading CEO Award 2008, the International Management Action Award 2010, the Public Administration Medal (Gold) 2011 and Her World Woman of the Year 2012. She is Chair of the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) Fund Committee and KKH Fund Committee and member of the Boards of SingHealth Fund Limited, Singapore Management University, the National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and the Health Biomedical Sciences (HBMS) Committee. 

She holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) from the National University of Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, Edinburgh), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH, London) and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS). She is Adjunct Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School and Clinical Professor, National University of Singapore.

His Excellency Gov Made Mangku Pastika

Governor of Bali

1974: Graduated from the Military Force Academy (AKABRI)

1977 – 1981: ADC for Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Republic Indonesia

1984 – 1985: Head of Sub-Division of Heavy Theft Detective Polda Metro Jaya

1989 – 1990: Head of Garuda IX for UN Peace Police Force in Namibia, Africa

1992 – 1994: Head of Banking Investigation, Mabes Polri

1997: Head of Department Kersin NCB / Interpol

2000 – 2001: Head of Regional Police for NTT Province

2002: Head of Bali Bombing Investigation Team

2005 – 2008: Head of the National Narcotic Agency

2008: Elected as Bali Governor