Group Executive – Health & Business Solutions
As Group Executive – Health & Business Solutions for MedHealth, Derek leads a multidisciplinary group of businesses which include the Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), Cogent Thinking, mi-Support and the medEbridge platform, as well as overseeing MedHealth’s delivery of the JobAccess advisory service on behalf of the Australian Government. His remit involves working with customers to use all the capabilities available across MedHealth to deliver innovative and effective solutions that improve health, support and work outcomes.
As a senior executive leader with experience across a range of domains, including CEO, Operations, Sales/Growth, Strategy, Technology, Business Transformation and Business Improvement, Derek’s focus for each role has been the sustainable creation of value for clients, enterprise value for shareholders and a great culture for team members.
In his prior role as the Head of UHG, this meant a sharp focus on healthcare and technology and working with Australia’s largest personal injury insurers, government schemes and corporate employers, creating innovative solutions and delivering healthcare services to maximise outcomes.
Prior to UHG, Derek was with McKinsey & Co in a lead role on the Federal Government’s Diabetes Care Program for better chronic disease management in Australia. He was also an executive at Medibank running a range of health services.
Derek holds qualifications in Occupational Therapy, an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is an AICD graduate. Outside of work he’s a father of three children, enjoys a run each day to stay fit and renovating houses runs thick in the family blood.