Catherine McGovern
Director of Health Care

BEC

 
“The challenges inherent in the health and social policy spheres – human need and vulnerability, changing technology, information asymmetry and limited resources – generate the requirement for organisations to carefully frame and consider the policy positions, the data and the frameworks needed to deliver compelling business cases that drive change.”

•    Health policy
•    Government relations
•    Strategic communication
•    Regulatory and stakeholder engagement

As an international health sector specialist, Catherine shares over 25 years of experience in health service and health policy with her clients. 

Her career spans 25 years – from working in policy as a Ministerial Advisor for the Australian Government, to government relations and policy roles for GSK in Australia and the UK, and finally as the General Manager of Government and Public Affairs at Medibank Private.

She has extensive experience in health policy and networks, medicines and reimbursement systems, R&D, education and corporate issues – and has worked with advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies, health and aged providers, medical insurance, professional associations and hospitals.  

Catherine currently serves on two boards – Melbourne City Mission where she chairs the Quality, Safety and Risk Committee; and Victoria Legal Aid. In addition, she sits on the Community and Carers Advisory Committee of Eating Disorders Victoria.