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Alexander, Jennifer Anne (1950 - )

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Physician and Medical administrator
Born: 13 January 1950  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jennifer Anne Alexander worked at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney for around 14 years, firstly as a clinician then as Deputy Director and later Director of Medical Services (1984-1989). This was the start a very successful career in medical administration. In 1989 Alexander was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sydney’s Westmead Hospital and Community Health Services. She is currently CEO of the Australian and New Zealand Health Management Network.

Career Highlights
Jennifer Alexander has been a member and president of many boards and committiees, she has a long list of publications and a very impressive educational record; Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Bachelor of Surgery (BS), Master s in Health Planning, Masters of Commerce (Mcom). Her achievements have been recognized widely with fellowship appointments to the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA), the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM), Australian College of Health Service Executives (FCHSE) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

1974 - 1977Intern/Resident Medical Officer at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1977 - 1979Clinical Superintendent at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1979 - 1984Deputy Director of Medical Services at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1984 - 1989Director of Medical Services at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
1989 - 1996Chief Executive Officer at the Westmead Hospital and Community Health Services in New South Wales
1989 - 1997Member of the New South Wales Medical Board
1993 - 1998Commissioner of the Health Insurance Commission
1994 - International Visiting Fellow at King's Fund College, London
1994 - 1996President of the Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales
1994 - 1996President of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators
1995 - 1997Director of the Health Communication Network
1996 - Executive Director at The Centre for Leadership and Learning
1998Director of Medibank Private
1999 - Director of the Health Communication Network Ltd.


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Created: 10 February 2003
Modified: 10 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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