ADHA treads well-worn path with new board chair

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Lyn McGrath has been on the ADHA board for seven years, so don’t expect any big changes in direction.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has named banking veteran and current non-executive board member Lyn McGrath as its new chair.

Ms McGrath has served on the board for over seven years and as chair of the ADHA’s audit and risk committee. Ms McGrath brings over 30 years of expertise in complex and regulated sectors, including health and financial services. She is currently a non-executive director of Auswide Bank, Credit Corp and Challenger Limited.

Before joining the ADHA she spent almost 12 years with the Commonwealth Bank followed by stints at the Bank of Queensland and with mental health and wellness app TogetherAI.

ADHA CEO Amanda Cattermole extended her appreciation to outgoing chair, Dr Elizabeth Deveny.

“As a board member since the agency’s inception, including almost five of those as chair, Dr Deveny led the ADHA through a transformative journey which included providing better access for all Australians to their health information through My Health Record, making electronic prescriptions available across the country, significant innovation during the covid pandemic, and the new myhealth app. Dr Deveny’s leadership and contribution will leave an ongoing legacy for Australia’s digital health agenda,” said Ms Cattermole.

Ms McGrath also acknowledged the “remarkable” work of Dr Deveny.

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“It’s with great enthusiasm that I take up the role of chair. I look forward to continuing to advance the national digital health agenda and building on the momentum that has already been achieved under Dr Deveny’s leadership.”

Dr Deveny said that it had been a privilege to guide the agency during a critical period for digital health.

“It has been an honour to serve the as chair at such a pivotal time for our communities,” she said.

“The leadership and vision of Ms McGrath will ensure the ADHA can deliver the seamlessly connected and person-centred system that health consumers are expecting.”

Ms McGrath’s three-year appointment as chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency Board will take effect tomorrow.

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