The Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surry Hills
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-06-08
Reference: BH-28379-1
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 09, 2021 16:35

Job Description

NPS MedicineWise is committed to improving the health of Australians though the safe and wise use of medicines and other health technologies.  Established in 1998, it has developed an enviable reputation as an evidence based, trusted and highly respected organisation.  It connects with health consumers and health professionals, shaping behaviours and ultimately empowering Australians to make the very best healthcare decisions. NPS MedicineWise is a not-for-profit entity, independent and consumer centred, with a diverse stakeholder group including the Commonwealth Department of Health, numerous consumer groups, medical colleges and a range of health service and pharmaceutical providers.

We are seeking an outstanding leader to build on these achievements and to take NPS MedicineWise, its team and partners to the next stage. Reporting to the Board and managing a team of 180 and a budget of $31m, the CEO will:
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership to the team, strategic partners, stakeholders and the wider community;
  • Advocate for NPS MedicineWise’s goals at state and federal government levels and across the broad health landscape, leveraging its reputation as a beacon of thought leadership within the sector;
  • Oversee the delivery of products, programs and contracts as agreed in the Strategic Plan, ensuring customer satisfaction and KPIs are exceeded;
  • In partnership with the senior leadership team, manage all aspects of strategy, performance, risk and other key strategic and operational matters;
  • Oversee the operational budget and manage existing and alternate funding channels;
  • Embed world class governance, compliance and risk management systems across the organisation;
  • Foster a positive culture of collaboration, accountability and excellence;
  • Represent NPS MedicineWise at local and national events, shaping the conversation in line with global best practice.
We are seeking a visionary, inspirational and contemporary leader within the broad healthcare or adjacent sectors. You will demonstrate a track record of successfully driving innovation and change through a combination of strategy, structure and people, to achieve outstanding engagement and outcomes for the communities and stakeholders served. You will possess exceptional advocacy, communication and stakeholder skills and be recognised as a thought leader within your sector. You will understand government relationships and programs and have the capacity to deliver on NPS MedicineWise objectives to the highest level.

To enquire further about this opportunity, request an information pack or to apply, please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner Health – Derwent or Madison Milliner at or call 02 9091 3297, quoting reference 28379.

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