CTO, Telstra Health
Russel is the Chief Technology Officer for Telstra Health. In his role he is accountable for three things, supporting the technology elements of any large new sales deals, providing technical strategy guidance and responsibility for the centralised technology teams (Operations, Architecture and R&D).
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Russel owned the company formerly known as Emerging Systems which Telstra Health purchased in 2015 and prior to that was the CIO at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Russel is a thought leader and advocate for better technology for the health sector in Australia. He’s passionate about making a real and significant difference to the health of individuals. Russel’s mantra is “technology is the servant of the user not the other way around”
Russel has degrees in Education, Information Technology and Science.
In his spare time, Russel can be found gazing through his collection of telescopes, riding motorcycles, or building unusual things in his small machine shop.