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Dan O’Halloran


EY’s Business Consulting Practice

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Dan is a Director in EY’s Business Consulting Practice based in Sydney, an Independent Adviser to the Griffith Data Trust, and Adjunct Lecturer with the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University. He has almost 20 years’ experience working throughout the Australian health ecosystem. He has worked in primary and acute care, across private and public operators, for multiple Australian jurisdictions, and at various levels of national and state governments and their respective agencies. He is an experienced strategic adviser to Government, with experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders to work through complexity to deliver meaningful outcomes. He demonstrates a commitment to evidence and data-driven place-based policy development and leverages his relationships domestically and internationally to identify innovative solutions.

Given Dan’s unique breadth of education and experience, he can meaningfully engage with the complex challenges faced by today’s system leaders. He can strategically support system leaders in achieving performance improvement initiatives; negotiating with key stakeholders’ transformational roadmaps that deliver improved service delivery and outcomes; and can achieve these improvements while balancing the financial and economic challenges of the system.

Dan holds a Master of Science in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania. He is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a registered Pharmacist.

Economic Lessons from COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic required system leaders to make critical choices when the paths were not clear. Dan worked on the COVID-19 pandemic from early January 2020, before many of us knew anything about what was about to unfold. He led several teams to deliver at speed data and analytics capabilities and insights to assist system leaders in understanding the risks across the system, and the trade-offs of options available. He was a lead author, along with leading Australian academics and institutions in preparing a roadmap for recovery. Dan’s contribution to the micro-credential course will explore the challenges faced by today’s system leaders within the Australian context of small markets, the role of regulation and competition, and explore why placed and evidenced based policy is important for economically sound and sustainable policy development.