Health systems leader 

Mary Foley AM FTSE

Mary Foley, New Fellow 2022

Professor Mary Foley AM FTSE

Special Adviser and Non-Executive Director, Telstra Health (NSW) 

Professor Mary Foley has made an extensive contribution to health systems leadership and policy development in Australia. 

She was Director General and Secretary of NSW Health overseeing a period of substantial reform of this $22 billion health system and 135,000 staff. Previously, she was National Health Industry Leader for PwC Australia, and Chief Executive of St Vincent’s and Mater Health in Sydney. 

More recently, as Managing Director of Telstra Health, a digital health company owned by Telstra Corporation, Mary has led major digital transformation in healthcare. Significant projects included the National Cancer Screening Register, new at-scale models for virtual care during the pandemic, and expansion of Telstra Health nationally and internationally. 

Mary is an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University, educating post-graduate students on health systems. She has written widely on health policy.