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QLD Association Lunch

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Date:Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue:Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, Southbank QLD 4101 
Topic:Maintaining a Strong CEO & Board Relation
Presenter:Emma Hossack, Chief Executive Officer and Robert Best, President of Medical Software Industry Association

Join us for our exclusive QLD Association Lunch and conversation, in partnership with Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Maintaining a Strong CEO & Board Relation

In a panel discussion Emma Hossack, CEO and Robert Best, President of Medical Software Industry Association, share their perspective in maintaining a robust CEO and board relationship. Through open communication, mutual respect, and aligned strategic vision, they underscore the foundation for effective governance and organizational success, fostering synergy and cohesion at the helm of the association's leadership. The panel discussion is chaired by Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum.

Registrations: Free and exclusive to Associations Forum members and not-for-profit associations


TrevorEmma Hossack, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Software Industry Association

Emma Hossack is the CEO of the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA Ltd). She is also a Director of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Council member of the National Aged Care Advisory Council, a Director of the University of Melbourne Law School Foundation Board and member of the National Office of Cyber Security’s (NOCS) Executive Cyber Council.

Prior to this Emma was the CEO of several software companies, a commercial lawyer, and Board member of several not for profit and advisory committees for health and privacy including being President of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ.
In 2021 Emma was awarded a Telstra Health Brilliant Women in Digital Health inaugural Award.

Emma holds a B.A (Hons), LLB and LLM. Emma is mother of triplet girls and enjoys marathon running.

Robert Best, President, Medical Software Industry Association

Robert BestMedications and their importance for human health was impressed upon current MSIA President Robert Best from an early age growing up with a pharmacist father and an older brother who became a specialist. Robert is the current CEO for MIMS Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) businesses with full responsibility to drive the strategy, P&L, growth and operations across the Pacific region. Celebrating +60 years within the Australian market, MIMS integrates its drug and medicines content to +80 clinical and medical software partners within the Australian healthcare ecosystem, many of which are members of the MSIA, and have developed an open, transparent and trusted relationship with both himself and the MIMS team.

He is also the CEO of eHealthWise Services, a MIMS subsidiary that specialises in hospital and medical eClaiming, processing approximately AUD$900 million of eClaims per annum. The Directorship and MSIA’s National President role means a great deal to Robert as it provides him with an opportunity to contribute to and advance digital health solutions across Australia. Given that MIMS partners with many software providers, he is able to cover all verticals of the Healthcare industry from Hospitals, Aged Care, Pharmacy, GP's, Specialists, Telehealth and many other Digital Health areas. Robert has been on the Board of the MSIA for the past 5 years, and during that time the MSIA has achieved many wins on behalf of its members and is now becoming highly respected by government and many other industry stakeholder groups that consult the MSIA about healthcare technology plans. 

Tony Gleeson, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Andrew Gosbell

Tony Gleeson MBA GAICD is Associations Advisor at Associations Forum. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of association management and governance, leadership, project and change management, organisational integration and talent development.

Tony has been Chief Executive of Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), and was an Executive General Manager with CPA Australia. Prior to his roles with membership associations, he held senior consulting roles in strategy, process re-engineering and change management with PwC, Deloitte and Terra Firma Consulting.

Tony is an innovative and energetic leader, skilled communicator / team builder, and adept negotiator. He has significant experience in providing support and guidance to CEOs and boards in areas of governance, strategic planning, change management and more.



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