Mark Diamond

Mark has worked extensively in the community services, health, and aged care sectors in five state and territory jurisdictions over the past 40 years. He has held General Manager, Executive Director, Regional Director and CEO roles in both metropolitan and rural public and non-government organisations. He has worked at state and federal level in undertaking system level reform and advocacy as well as responsibility for the development and delivery of services at regional and local levels.
Mark has skills and experience in hospital, health service and aged care management in metropolitan, regional and isolated remote areas, and has skills in leadership, operational management, project management, change management and service redesign. He has a strong interest in rural and remote health, mental health, Indigenous health, primary health care and aged care. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management after having served on the Board for over 10 years. He holds a post graduate degree in Social Work, is a former quality assessor with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards and has been a member of the Aged Care Remote Accord leadership group since its inception in 2018.
Mark’s work experience includes the management of regional health and aged care services based in Orange NSW, and Clare and Port Pirie in South Australia. He was the inaugural General Manager of Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Ltd (ARRCS) based in Darwin, and more recently the CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance – the peak national representative body for rural health in Australia. Since 2012 he has operated his own consulting business out of Adelaide – work which has included participation in the Commonwealth Service Development Assistance Panel providing assistance, training and support to aged care services in remote and very remote locations.

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