The New Health Frontier: Driving the Economic Recovery

The New Health Frontier: Driving the Economic Recovery
Healthcare is the largest sector of the Australian economy at 10 per cent of GDP and the country’s biggest employer, making up around 13 per cent of the working population, as well as being at the forefront of innovation, and trade. How can your business benefit from this sector? pastevent
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Industry Briefing Series

The New Health Frontier: Driving the Economic Recovery

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About the Event

Healthcare is the largest sector of the Australian economy at 10 per cent of GDP and the country’s biggest employer, making up around 13 per cent of the working population, as well as being at the forefront of innovation, and trade. How can your business benefit from this sector?

Key elements driving healthcare policy include an ageing population, chronic disease, medical and technological advancements.  There have been many challenges to the sector, especially over the last 18 months, and how we proactively respond will determine the opportunities that lay ahead.
AmCham’s panel of experts will discuss:
Enhancing the value and productivity of health services to deliver customer focussed and outcome orientated healthcare. 
The digital health landscape
Australian and international collaboration in various health initiatives
Opportunities and challenges for the industry including private and public investment in the sector
COVID19 and the response this year

Neil MacGregor 
Managing Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dr Rob Grenfell 
Special Advisor - Health, CSIRO

Elizabeth Miller
Business Development Executive, Telstra Health
  Moderator: Bernard O'Shea
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

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Partnership opportunities available - please contact Adam Serry to enquire [email protected]

Event Details

Date Friday 19th November 2021
Time 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM AEST
Location Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


  Member   Non-Member
Individual (1) $169  $219
Table (10) $1,690  $2,190

Speaker Biographies

Neil MacGregor, Managing Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Neil began his career with Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2012 as Head of Finance of Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, since 2015, he served as the Head of Finance for Japan, Korea and Taiwan, driving change across complex business contexts and brings a deep understanding of the Asia-Pacific business environment. Neil’s appointment demonstrates Bristol-Myers Squibb’s commitment to modern career development. In appointing the role of General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, an extensive search was conducted across multiple geographies, and included both internal and external candidates. Neil’s appointment is a testament to the strong succession planning and leadership pipelining of Bristol Myers Squibb. He is a dynamic and energetic leader with a commercially approach to business. Previously, Neil spent nine years at AstraZeneca in a variety of Finance roles within Commercial, Corporate and Manufacturing functions in UK, Japan, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science

Dr Rob Grenfell, Director Health & Biosecurity, 


Dr Rob Grenfell, a Public Health Physician, is the Director of CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. Leading a broad portfolio covering Nutrition, eHealth, Medtech and Diagnostics and Biosecurity from weeds to Ebola. He was a member of the Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee of the Hospital Innovation Reform Council, a member of the Victorian Quality Council, Chair of General Practice Victoria, and Member of the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Elizabeth Miller, Business Development Executive, Telstra Health

Elizabeth Miller has significant commercial experience across broad industry sectors including healthcare, real estate, professional service and most recently, digital technology.
Elizabeth has successfully engaged in multi disciplinary roles at varying levels of seniority, demonstrating strong collegiate relationships with key stakeholders. Developing and leveraging key networks across all "walks of life" is fundamental to everything she does, professionally and personally.
Elizabeth is committed to analysing problems and identifying and executing commercial outcomes.
A former member of the Victorian Parliament. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing and Masters of Management.

Bernard O'Shea, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Bernard O’Shea is Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.  He is corporate and commercial lawyer focussed on the life sciences and health sectors, with a particular interest in digital health.
Ranked Band 1 in Chambers legal directory for Life Sciences, his expertise in intellectual property, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and information technology have seen him develop a niche practice in these highly specialised areas of the law.

Bernard’s experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries covers the whole product development cycle from research, clinical trials, product development and commercialisation, including licensing and fundraisings, product registration, marketing and promotional arrangements, product liability and recall arrangements.  He has an intimate knowledge of applicable government policy and relevant legislation and has worked on a number of key industry issues such as pricing and reimbursement.

His clients in the sector include healthcare companies, universities and research institutions, global pharmaceutical companies, and government.


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COVID PRECAUTIONS: The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our utmost priority. AmCham will work with the venue to ensure hygiene procedures and government guidelines are followed with social distancing measures in place, visible sanitiser stations and COVID-19 marshals. We respectfully ask you do not attend on the day if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.

UPDATE to Terms & Conditions
If Government Health Orders change and in-person events are suspended, the AmCham program will go virtual and links will be sent to all attendees. A 50% refund will be paid to ticket holders. (Please see Terms and Conditions for specific details).
19/11/2021 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Grand Hyatt 123 Collins St MELBOURNE, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA


Friday, 19 November 2021

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