Christine Bennett – Chairman at Sydney Children’s Hospital

Professor Bennett was appointed to the role of Professor and Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia in May 2011. Christine is also the current Chairman of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Sydney Children’s Hospital + Westmead Children’s Hospital). Prior to these appointments, Dr Bennett was the Chief Medical Officer for Bupa Australia Group.
Professor Bennett is a specialist paediatrician and has over 30 years of health industry experience in clinical care, strategic planning, business operations and senior management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and has an active commitment to and involvement in medical professional issues, social policy and medical research.
Professor Bennett’s professional experience has included being Group Executive and Chief Medical Officer for MBF and the Bupa Health and Care services, CEO of Research Australia, Managing Director of Total Health Enterprise Ltd, Partner in Health and Life Sciences for KPMG Australia, CEO of Westmead Hospital and Community Health Services, General Manager for the Royal Hospital for Women and Head of Planning in NSW Health.
She is an experienced company director and has held many Non-Executive Director roles for private and publicly listed companies, as well as government and charitable organisations.