Deb Cole

Dr. Deborah Cole

As Immediate Past Chair of the AHHA, I pioneered the introduction of value-based health care (VBHC) to reform the Australian health system. This was also my key focus in my role as Chief Executive Officer of Dental Health Services Victoria for nine years, where I implemented VBHC to improve the community’s access to quality and equitable oral health. I am the Chair of the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care advisory group, and a Non-Executive Director of HESTA (representing AHHA as an employer guarantor).

Previously I have held CEO positions at Calvary Health Care and Yarra City Council as well as senior executive positions at Mercy Health and St Vincent’s Health. I was Director of The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne from 1995-1999 and previously held senior positions at the South Australian Dental Service.