Digital Health Agency appoints new Chair

Lyn McGrath has been appointed new Board Chair of the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Lynn McGrath

Ms McGrath, who takes over from outgoing chair Dr Elizabeth Deveny, has more than three decades of experience in regulated sectors including health and financial services.

 She has served as a non-executive member of the Agency’s Board for over 7 years and Chair of the Agency’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Previously, she was Group Executive Retail Banking at BOQ and Executive General Manager Retail at CBA, and has led digital transformations in ASX 100 companies.

Ms McGrath says she’s looking forward to continuing to drive digital health transformation, following on from the agencies work on My Health Record and the my health app, as well as electronic prescriptions and a period of rapid innovation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s with great enthusiasm that I take up the role of Chair of the Agency Board,” she said.

“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 it has been an honour to lead the agency through a critical period for digital health.

She said Ms McGrath would ensure the agency continued to deliver a connect edand person-centred health system.

Ms McGrath takes up her three-year appointment with the corporate Commonwealth entity immediately.

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