Max Alexander

Max Alexander

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Max brings deep experience in all facets of modern health service delivery in large complex services; including acute and subacute services, mental health, community health and primary care. This experience stems from his 25 years’ experience in leadership roles within hospital, public and community health services. His leadership expertise encompasses turnarounds, developing and mentoring high performing teams, leading service change, delivering major capital developments and dealing with governance challenges in complex organisations. Max focuses on health care delivery right across the spectrum from tertiary to primary care. He has extensive experience in clinical service change, in health-related information and communications technology, and in large capital projects.

Influential work

  • Successfully led a major turnaround for Southern New South Wales (NSW) Local Health District as Chief Executive during a period of major health system change in NSW
  • Managed major system changes in Western Health, including leading service planning for critical service lines and major capital developments. This work has since come to fruition with major capital works being completed in Sunshine Hospital
  • Obtained extensive experience with public health service performance data, especially interpretation of trends and presentation of data in ways that make sense for change
  • Developed a research strategy for Barwon Health that enabled major change in organisation and focus for the Geelong Hospital Research Enterprise
  • Led the Barwon Health component of the establishment phase of the Deakin Medical School in Geelong, Victoria.

Outside of Nous

Max was previously chief executive of Southern NSW Local Health District, executive director of Clinical Services Western Health, executive medical director at Barwon Health and deputy chief executive at ACT Health. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine from University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from RMIT University, for which he was awarded the top prize.

Max is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators; a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow and audit and Risk Committee member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a board member and governance committee member of the Southern NSW Public Health Networks Coordinare.

In her spare time...

Max has a wide variety of interests of which the first is family. Personal passions include music, sport, reading and Victoria’s surf coast.