Leading global health MD joins AusBiotech 2022 line-up


AusBiotech is delighted to announce Elizabeth Koff AM, Managing Director, Telstra Health will be delivering a keynote in-person at the industry’s national conference, AusBiotech 2022.

The presentation titled global outlook on digital health will offer insights into how digital health is shaping Australian health systems.

In April 2022, Elizabeth was appointed Managing Director of Telstra Health, Australia’s largest digital health company and a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation.

Elizabeth was the former Secretary of NSW Health for a six-year term. As Secretary, Elizabeth was responsible for the management of the NSW Health system, the largest health system in Australia. Her achievements as Secretary include the implementation of value-based care across NSW, the progression of e-Health initiatives and a $2 billion per year capital infrastructure programme. Elizabeth led NSW Health through the COVID-19 pandemic and advised NSW crisis cabinet on the management of COVID-19 in NSW, and the subsequent vaccination rollout. 

She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours for her leadership in the health sector, service to public health administration and governance, and to professional organisations.

Hosting a keynote of Elizabeth’s calibre demonstrates the importance and profile of Australian life sciences within our global ecosystem, and how the AusBiotech 2022 national conference provides a platform for learning and networking, as AusBiotech continues to celebrate the Australian biotech industry and champion advocacy to facilitate the global growth.  

Elizabeth’s keynote is one of 40 programme sessions across three days at AusBiotech 2022, in Perth WA, from 26-28 October 2022.

AusBiotech 2022 keynote speakers include:  

  • Millis Oration keynote Professor Marvin Caruthers, Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder: Biotechnology industry transformation through ground-breaking DNA synthesis chemistry;  
  • Dr Lisa Haile, Partner, DLA Piper: The nexus of science and intellectual property and its impact on shaping the biotechnology sector globally;
  • Professor Fiona Wood AM, Director, Burns Service of WA & Director, Burn Injury Research Unit UWA: The story of spray-on skin cells; and,
  • William F. McKeon, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center: Building the World’s Largest Life Science Cluster.

AusPartnering, AusBiotech’s popular one-to-one business matching programme is expected to open on 21 September. Register now and purchase with a full conference pass to receive first access to booking your business meetings.

AusBiotech 2022, Australia’s annual flagship industry conference, has been connecting the ecosystem for more than 35 years. 

AusBiotech is proudly sponsored by the WA Government and Business Events Perth.