Rob Sutherland

Rob Sutherland

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Rob brings significant management and consulting experience in public health across the government, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has a proven track record in policy 
and strategy development, program and service design and health system improvement. Rob is particularly passionate about working in partnership with diverse stakeholders on integrated and sustainable solutions that optimise outcomes and experiences for both consumers and those working in health, human services and community sectors.

Influential work

  • Led the design and development of a transformation strategy for patient care and leadership for a large and diverse Local Health District
  • Led large-scale community insights research to identify levels of public and sector engagement with a leading not-for-profit organisation and developed strategic recommendations to inform the organisation’s strategy
  • Led a study to enhance respiratory patient care using remote monitoring technology in partnership with a large metropolitan health service and leading telecommunications provider
  • Led the development of an integrated model for chronic and complex care needs for a public health service and delivery of an operational plan to support implementation
  • Oversaw the national cancer clinical service development portfolio for an Australian Government agency; including clinical guideline development, quality improvement initiatives, models of care and health professional education.

Outside of Nous

Rob has wide-ranging experience that spans integrated care, cancer control, chronic disease, organisational leadership and culture, and child and maternal health. He has also worked for the United Nations in the Asia Pacific region; on public health responses to HIV and the capacity development of community based organisations.

Rob has previously held the positions of principal consultant and business lead at ZEST Health Strategies, national manager of service development and clinical practice at Cancer Australia, and senior policy analyst at the NSW Ministry of Health. He holds a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Macquarie University.

In his spare time...

Rob is as avid reader; has a keen interest in politics, history, different cultures and the theatre; and enjoys tennis, keeping active and cooking.