Who we are

The people driving the development of the Australian Health Network are:

Nick Rideout photoNick Rideout
With more than 20 years in the commercial sector, Nick has gained a passion and healthy empathy for innovation / disruption opportunities and navigating ambiguity.  With a curious and global mindset (having worked in Australia, Caribbean, Europe and North America), he has substantial knowledge of healthcare and insurance industries and their associated complexities, often leveraging technology as an enabler of change.  With a range of life’s experiences and exposure to different business models, he understands “one size doesn’t fit all” & most problems cannot be solved by money alone but by better collaboration, stakeholder involvement, management, the right people, strategy and technology to encourage deep change.  Nick possesses an MBA from INSEAD in France and is a CFA® charterholder.


Robyn Hudson photoRobyn Hudson (founder)
Robyn has over sixteen years of varied experience in the health sector in both the UK and most recently in Melbourne, Australia.  She has a reputation for leading system innovation and improvement with real benefits for the population.  She has been a Director in Innovation hubs, Academic Health Science Centres (UCLPartners) and has held management positions within major acute hospitals in Australia and the UK.  She has been a member of Better Care Victoria Board and chair of its emerging leaders subcommittee.  She holds an MBA from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.  Robyn is passionate about improving health outcomes for people and believes that deep and rich conversations, amongst the leadership of the many players in healthcare will lead to whole system change.  This resulted in the creation of the Australian Health Network.
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Helen Dickinson photoAssociate Professor Helen Dickinson
Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor Public Service Research and Director of the Centre for Public Service Research at the School of Business, University of New South Wales, Canberra.  Her expertise is in public services, particularly in relation to topics such as governance, leadership, commissioning and priority setting and decision-making.  Helen has published sixteen books and over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics and is a frequent commentator within the mainstream media.  Helen is co-editor of the Journal of Health, Organization and Management and Australian Journal of Public Administration.  In 2015, Helen was made a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and has worked with a range of different levels of government, community organisations and private organisations in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Europe on research and consultancy programmes.


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