Ray is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Alcidion Group. He brings a wealth of public and private sector healthcare experience and knowledge to Alcidion including the role of the Chief Executive and Chairman of the South Australian Health Commission from 1994 – 1998 and Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. Ray’s budget responsibility during his tenure as CEO Health Commission was US$1 billion per annum.
Ray has taken a key leadership role in Commonwealth and State Government initiatives including hospital service rationalisations, major funding reforms for healthcare services, origination of co-ordinated care in Australia and integrated service delivery in the Australian context.
Ray’s innovations in the South Australian public health system include the following:
- Design, development and implementation of a case-mix funding system for the state of South Australia.
- Design and trialing of integrated chronic care delivery systems spanning hospital and community-based services.
- Design, development and implementation of public private partnerships in hospital services, specialty medical services and hotel services.
- Design and trial of an integrated clinical data repository for all patients of metropolitan hospitals in South Australia.
Ray brings a rare combination of creative and innovative thinking to Alcidion along with pragmatism and problem solving health management skills and expertise. Ray is passionate about the opportunities for health informatics technology to transform safety, quality and timeliness of health care service delivery and is committed to Alcidion delivering intelligent software system innovations that work effectively and efficiently and benefit all levels of health care service from patients through to providers and budget holders.
Ray’s qualifications include the awards of Bachelor of Technology (Electronics), Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Business Management from the University of Adelaide. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ray’s private health experience includes working as a consultant to the World Bank and as Executive Vice President (Health) for Bankers Trust, the latter providing advisory services in public asset privatisation, private sector provision of public health services, mergers and acquisitions, financing of health technology initiatives and strategic advice about structuring of health services.
Ray currently chairs the University of SA Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board.
Kate has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare information sector. Prior to becoming a Director and CEO of Alcidion Group she was one of five working Directors for MKM Health, based in Victoria. She has been involved in large systems procurements and implementations across Australia and Asia Pacific.
Kate’s background involves holding leading management roles at some of the largest healthcare software firms. She was a member of the Management buyout team that created iSOFT Asia Pacific through a merger with iSOFT plc in the UK in 1999, from the healthcare product business at Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC). Prior to that, she held senior account roles in CSC (now DXC), managing large outsourcing customers and the NSW Healthcare Business unit.
Kate initially commenced work in the private sector at McDonnell Douglas Information Systems managing the HOMER product portfolio, after working with the Alfred Group of Hospitals in a Health Information Management role. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Information Management.
Kate is also actively involved in the not for profit sector in preventing childhood obesity where she has served as a Board Member of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation for 10 years.
As CEO and Director of Alcidion Group Kate leads the various elements of the business with a particular focus on sales and marketing and developing business relationships with customers and partners across the world.
Kate has developed a number of business partnerships with leading software vendors such as Nextgate and Orion Health. She has a strong track record in business development in healthcare IT across Asia Pacific and has been involved in selling state-wide contracts for IT systems to all Australian states and territories.
With over 20 years of experience in Medical Informatics, Malcolm Pradhan is one of the world’s leading minds in Clinical Decision Support. Prior to co-founding Alcidion in 2000, Malcolm was the Associate Dean of IT and Director of Medical Informatics, University of Adelaide. During his time at the University of Adelaide, Malcolm provided thought leadership and conducted research into applications of clinical decision support, and into optimum uses of a variety of statistical and probabilistic methods for applying clinical decision support. He also was active in the Australian health informatics community, as a founding fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI).
In his time at Alcidion, Malcolm has overseen and driven the development and design of Alcidion’s products and has been responsible for transforming Alcidion’s technology platform, which was initially used only for Emergency Medicine, into a powerful health informatics platform which can be applied to a broad set of clinical scenarios.
During this time, Malcolm also has undertaken responsibilities as a Clinical Lead within the Australian Government’s National e-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA), and has provided important guidance in the Australian Government’s design and development of the Personally Controlled eHealth Record System project, as well a number of definitional documents that underpin NeHTA’s healthcare interoperability standards.
Throughout his career, Malcolm has contributed to the Health Informatics community, and has specialised in research into patient safety, evidence based medicine, operational analysis and optimisation, data analysis and probabilistic simulation modelling, and Bayesian analysis and modelling.
Malcolm’s broad knowledge and vision of the path to a high performance healthcare system are complimented by formal qualifications of an MBBS from University of Adelaide, and a PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University.
Nick Dignam is an Investment Director at Blue Sky Private Equity and is responsible for originating new investment opportunities, working with portfolio companies to deliver growth and managing exit processes. Nick has more than ten years’ experience working in private equity and corporate finance roles. In addition to serving as a Director of Alcidion, Nick is also currently a Non-Executive Director representing Blue Sky on the Boards of HPS, the largest outsourced hospital pharmacy services business in Australia; Wild Breads, a leading producer of artisan breads; and GM Hotels, a portfolio of ten hotels in South Australia.
Prior to joining Blue Sky, Nick spent six years with Catalyst Investment Managers, a Sydney based mid-market private equity firm. During this period Nick worked across a broad range of sectors including consumer goods, retail, e-commerce, mining services and trade distribution. During his time at Catalyst, Nick was a Non-Executive Director of EziBuy, the largest online apparel retailer in Australia and New Zealand; and Morris Corporation, a provider of industrial catering services to the resources sector.
Before Catalyst, Nick spent three years with Ernst & Young in the mergers and acquisitions group.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and a Masters of Applied Finance from Queensland University of Technology.
Geoff shares his executive time across his own co-founded startups being Hatch Creations, Chamonix IT Consulting, Cevo and Expose Data.
Geoff is a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the southern region and has had 3 start-ups appear in the BRW Fast 100. His latest venture, Kloud Solutions grew rapidly in 5 years to have over 170 staff with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Manila. Kloud was ranked by BRW as the fastest growing company in Australia in 2014 and was the winner of Microsoft’s Australian Cloud Partner of the year in 2014 and the worldwide winner in the cloud productivity category in 2015. Kloud was sold to Telstra in Feb 2016.
Geoff is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non-executive director of RAA, RAA Insurance and Business SA (state chamber of commerce). He is a member of the Australia Post Stakeholder Council and an advisory board member of Rivergum Homes, SOMARK Innovations and Joust.
Geoff founded Strategic Data Management (SDM) in Adelaide in 1999 and was Managing Director until it was acquired in 2008 by a publicly listed company. SDM was an IT Systems Integration company which grew rapidly to have over 100 employees in offices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra servicing large corporate and government clients.
Geoff is passionate about South Australia, the IT industry and how IT can improve business performance and society in general. He has been solving business problems with the pragmatic use of IT for over 2 decades.
Geoff is an investor in Joust, AgedCareGuide, Booodl, Bluedot and Southstart Accelerate.
Rebecca has spent the last 20 years working with fast growth, innovative based ASX companies in the MedTech, lifescience, CleanTech and FinTech sectors providing advice on stakeholder communications, issues management, investor and corporate relations, and business strategy to private and public companies, research institutes, governments, and asset managers.
She is a specialists in complex stakeholder engagement and management leading major M&A transaction and business transformation projects, and has strong capital market experience working on more than 50 IPOs and RTOs and hundreds of secondary capital raisings.
Rebecca is Executive Vice President of consulting firm WE Buchan, NED of Outcomes Australia, and Advisory Board member of Gillian Fox Leadership.