Digital Health CRC appoints Kate Munnings as new Chair

Monday, 28 February, 2022

Digital Health CRC appoints Kate Munnings as new Chair

The Digital Health CRC has appointed Kate Munnings as its new Chair following the retirement of Michael Walsh.

As CEO of IVF provider Virtus Health, Munnings has a strong track record in operating complex health services. She is passionate about the improvements in both patient outcomes and experiences that result from the integration of digital solutions in health care.

Munnings, who has also been a Director of the DHCRC since 2019, thanked Michael Walsh for his ongoing support and dedication to the organisation.

“Michael is retiring from the Board to allow him to develop his work with our large and diverse partner network. This will avoid any conflicts of interest in doing so and maintain the independence requirements of the DHCRC’s Chair,” Munnings said.

DHCRC Chief Executive Officer Dr Terry Sweeney also thanked Walsh for his stewardship of the DHCRC and support for the expanded role of digital health in the delivery of better health care.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Kate as Chair, who brings a strong commercial acumen to the organisation and impressive leadership experience. I look forward to working with her, the DHCRC Board, all of our participants and the broader digital health community to deliver on our strategy to commercialise innovative digital health solutions to impact lives and build the digital economy.”

Outgoing Chair Walsh said he was looking forward to staying connected to the DHCRC and its participant organisations.

“The ongoing acceleration of digital health across all areas of healthcare service delivery showcases why the DHCRC and its vital work is not only important, but essential for our sector.”

The DHCRC also bids a fond farewell to Priscilla Rogers, who has been a Director since 2019. Dr Megan Robertson will step into the role of Deputy Chair and retain her role as Chair of the DHCRC’s Research and Education Committee.

The DHCRC Board has appointed Jenny Morawska to fill one of the casual vacancies — she was nominated by DHCRC members in 2021. Morawska has a strong commercial and university background with deep global technology and finance experience as a CEO and Senior Executive across multiple industries and diverse stakeholder groups.

Image credit: © Yalanskyi

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