Dr Pradeep Philip is a Partner and Head of Deloitte Access Economics Australia, after a long and successful career in public policy. With a deep expertise in economics and proven leadership experience, Pradeep has operated as a senior government bureaucrat, Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria and CEO of LaunchVic. He serves on the national Board of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and is the Queensland President of CEDA and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.
Michelle Gallaher is CEO of the ASX-listed AI company Opyl and co-founder and co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia. Formerly CEO of the BioMelbourne Network, Michelle is an influential advocate for the Australian health technology sector and for women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). In 2017, Michelle was named Telstra Victoria Business Woman of the Year for Victoria and Telstra Victorian Entrepreneur of the Year.
Frank Jaskulke is the VP of Intelligence at the Medical Alley Association where he is responsible for international business development and strategic services to startup companies. During his career he has helped hundreds of companies to find partners, investors, key talent, and other resources they need to advance their business. Prior to working at the Medical Alley Association he worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as staff to the Commerce Committee. He holds a BA and Masters in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.
Rebecca Davies AO FAICD is an experienced company director with particular focus in the health and related sectors. After a long career as a partner in a major law firm, she moved to the non-executive world and is currently deputy Chair of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, director of Catholic Healthcare, Defence Health and Transparency International Australia and a member of various advisory groups for health related charities and for the National Health and Medical Research Council including the Health Innovations Advisory Committee.
Mukesh Haikerwal AC is a General Medical Practitioner and formerly the 19th president of the Australian Medical Association. He was made a Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia for eminent service to medicine having previously been awarded the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine and has worked for the Prime Minister of Australia on the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission – formulating a future vision for Australia’s health. Mukesh is a professorial fellow at Flinders University Adelaide and has held board positions on Cancer Victoria, Beyond Blue and Brain Injury Australia.