Mark Kinsela

CEO, COTA WA

Biography

Experienced health leader, adviser and innovator with expertise in major health and aged care system reforms. Former advisor to the Health Minister, my career spans two decades providing policy advice to government as a political adviser, a bureaucrat and the CEO of an Industry Peak Body.

Extensive public health policy experience, most recently leading a national organisation with over 100 staff and an annual turnover of around $20 million, with business functions including advocacy, training, research, publications, membership, and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Postgraduate qualifications and experience in business and governance (MBA and AIDC), Trauma intensive care nurse specialist (ICU) and Clinical Educator.

Former Officer in the Australian Army, with experience with Defence systems and health logistics.

Personable, driven, hardworking and unassuming.

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To detail my experience:
Government Advisory:
– Digital Health (inc. implementing the Government’s My Health Record)
– Population Health
– Disability Employment
– Carers Policy and Community Mental Health
– regulation of pharmaceuticals and complementary medicines;
– funding of the national blood services;
– strategic review of Indigenous health services;
– hearing services, including introducing the first minimum hearing loss threshold; and
Рregulation and operation of Australia’s aged care system.
Aged Care and Primary Health Care:
– Cath lab and Intensive care specialist (Postgraduate qualification);
– aged care service management;
– care coordinator and care planning; and
– clinical educator – Defence and Acute care (Postgraduate qualification).
Masters of Business Administration (Postgraduate qualification)
– Management, Economics, Accounting and Finance;
– Marketing;
– Data analysis and statistical modelling; and
– Corporate strategy and design.