Amanda Cattermole confirmed as new ADHA CEO

The current CEO of Medicare and deputy secretary of the health and aged care group at the Department of Human Services Amanda Cattermole has been appointed as the new CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Ms Cattermole has been in charge of the modernisation of the Medicare, PBS and aged care payments systems at DHS, now Services Australia, for the past two years.

She previously held senior roles in the Commonwealth, Victorian and Western Australian public sectors including leading the development and implementation of the federal remote Indigenous housing program, problem gambling taskforce and leading the design and delivery of the Victorian government's medicinal cannabis laws.

A lawyer by training, she holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Laws and a Master of Business Administration.

In a statement, ADHA said Ms Cattermole has deep expertise in digital transformation across government and within the health sector.

ADHA board chair Elizabeth Deveny said Ms Cattermole was held in the highest regard across the public service and health sector and will bring a depth of knowledge and capability to the role of CEO at a time when digital health has never been more important.

“The board has appointed a leader who is deeply skilled, committed to improving the health of all Australians and who understands the importance of digital innovation in better connecting Australia’s healthcare system,” Dr Deveny said.

The board thanked acting CEO and former COO Bettina McMahon for her service, which included filling in as CEO following the resignation of inaugural CEO Tim Kelsey earlier this year.

Ms Cattermole begins on September 29.

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