Executive Director and Chief Analytics Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 26/03/2023
REF: DOHied0323
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Executive Director and Chief Analytics Officer

Close Date: 26/03/2023
REF: DOHied0323
  • Impact the well being and health of all Victorians
  • Bring a reputation as a Trusted Adviser and Advocate
  • Collaborate and influence across the organisation and the health sector


The Position 

The Chief Analytics Officer is the leading advocate for enabling data analytics across the Department of Health and the broader sector to drive innovation, efficiency, and continuous learning. This is delivered through authentic people leadership and stakeholder engagement that generates enthusiasm, commitment, and capacity building.

Reporting to the CEO, Dr Lance Emerson, you will deliver outcomes focused analytics and insights that inform better decision-making, across the sector and represent the department across various external networks. This role has strategic oversight of the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage, Analytics Strategy Unit and the Data and Analytics Fellowship program. The role also oversees analytic strategy and support, and system performance, safety, and quality functions.

Success requires an outward focused leader that brings lateral thinking and promotes new ways of working, with the ability to ‘join the dots’ for stakeholders and provides sector wide thought leadership and continuous improvement.

You will have proven senior leadership of analytics teams in, for example, government, health sector, educational and research institutes, and/or the private sector. A relevant undergraduate degree is required, however a master’s degree or PhD in analytics, data science, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, informatics, or related field is preferred.


The Organisation 

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) is a division of the Department of Health, dedicated to delivering trusted information to inform better decisions that improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

VAHI’s strategy considers three themes that reflect the context we operate in:

  • Responding to partners’ and stakeholders’ needs.
  • Focusing on value and outcomes.
  • Understanding the patient journey.


VAHI want to attract a diverse and high-performing workforce that shares the passion for improving the health of all Victorians, through helping clinicians, practitioners, health services and the public to be better informed and better utilise health information.

For more information about the organisation, visit: vahi.vic.gov.au

For more information about this impactful role, please refer to the attached Position Description or call David Baber at Fisher Leadership 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.

To apply: click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DOHied0323, please submit your cover letter that includes your motivation, resume and a statement of your experience and suitability for the role capturing key selection criteria.

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