Chief Executive

Sydney, NSW |

Established more than forty years ago by peak health and healthcare stakeholders, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is a not for profit organisation that represents governments, consumers and peak health bodies throughout Australia and is Australia's leading health care assessment and accreditation provider. ACHS works with health care professionals, consumers, and government and industry stakeholders to develop and continually review national safety and quality health service standards.

The ACHS is seeking to appoint its next Chief Executive to work closely with the Board within this complex and changing operating context. The Chief Executive will also have oversight for operations of the ACHS, ACHS International Pty Limited (ACHSI), and other subsidiary businesses to ensure their financial sustainability and operational capability. Externally, the Chief Executive will have effective relationships with key stakeholders relevant to healthcare accreditation, quality and safety; customers; relevant government officials and with other operators within the healthcare system in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.

To be considered for this important leadership role, candidates will need relevant senior level executive experience in the health sector and significant change management and regulation or accreditation experience.

They will also bring commercial acumen to identify and grow new national and international market opportunities.

Demonstrated capacity in leading a professional team, outstanding interpersonal skills and a track record of working collaboratively and through influence to deliver on organisational objectives will ensure success.

For a confidential discussion or to request the Candidate Information Book, please contact:

Julie Steiner (+61 2 8905 3706) or Andrea Ripani (+61 428 806 805)


Odgers Berndtson Executive Search are the consultants advising ACHS on the appointment.

Starting date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Closing date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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