Annette Schmiede has worked in Australia’s health and aged care sectors for over three decades. She has a broad knowledge and deep understanding of the complex policy issues facing the provision of these services. Her working experience includes health services research, health service planning, governance and policy development. She has had advisory and leadership roles across a range of public, private and non- government organizations and has an established reputation for managing complex hospital development projects procured through public private partnerships.
An economics graduate of Sydney University she completed a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health at the UNSW in 2003. She is an adjunct associate professor with the School of Public Health at Sydney University and an associate of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. Her research interests include mental health, clinical governance, health system reform and innovation.
A member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board she is also chairman of UQ Health Care, a company established by the University of Queensland to operate primary care services. She has current and past appointments to boards of organisations providing pharmacy, radiology and community services.
She is a member of the Australian College of Health Service Executives and is a board member of the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association.
Ewan Coates, AmusA (Australia) B.Psych(hons)
Data analysis and support
Ewan Coates is a University of Sydney graduate with a background in data analysis and research design. He has worked as an analyst in the fields of marketing, HR, and medical research, and has recently submitted a MSc thesis on decision making in gambling contexts. He is serving as data analytics support for the secretariat to the Wills Review