Business Leaders Lunch Event – Health and Medical

Join us for the Chambers Business Leaders Lunch!

Join us at our 2024 Annual Medical and Healthcare Business Leaders Lunch.  We’ll be hearing from experts on the Business of Aging and Aged-Care in our region.

Health care is now one of the largest sectors, and employers, in the Australian economy. Approximately two thirds of its funding come from government, while two thirds of services are provided by the private sector.

The market size of the Aged Care Residential Services industry in Australia is measured at $29.9bn in 2024.

Effective leadership in healthcare needs an understanding of the fiscal frameworks and strategies of the public sector. It also needs a grasp of the business models of private players in the health system.

Join us on July 10th and connect with business leaders from the across the Healthcare sector.

Our Guest Speakers

  • Cynthia Payne | Managing Director – Anchor Excellence
  • Robyn Preston MP | Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Medical Research
  • Maryann Curry | CEO Residential Care – Anglicare Australia
  • Geoff Brailey | Director of Solutions – McCrindle
  • Alex Fielding | Director – Tangram Health
  • Alex Patterson | Chief of Staff – ResMed Medical Affairs

Book Now

Member and guest’s welcome.

Proudly Supported By


The Fiddler

Greenway Room

Cnr Commercial Rd and Windsor Rd

Rouse Hill NSW 2155


Contact Information:

Amanda Primrose
Send an Email


Members $75.00 +GST
Non-Members $125.00 +GST
RSVP by 5 July 2024

Date: 10 July 2024

11:30am Registration and Networking

Time: 12:00 PM – 2.30 PM

Register Now

We’ve got a big lineup of great speakers for this event. We encourage you to book your tickets and invite your clients and colleagues to join you for this event.

The theme of the event is The Business Of Aging and led by our MC Cynthia Payne of Anchor Excellence, we’ll be hearing from the following great speakers:

  • Robyn Preston – Member for Hawkesbury – Shadow Minister Mental Health and Medical Research
  • Geoff Brailey – McCrindle
  • Maryann Curry – CEO – Anglicare- Residential care
  • Alex Fielding – Founder and Co – Director – Tangram Health
  • Alex Patterson – Chief of Staff Resmed Medical Affairs

Proudly supported by the Hills Shire Council and brand sponsors Inala and BeyondCare we’ll be focusing our discussion on:

 The Hills vibrant community and how it faces an increasing aging demographic

  • How the Aging Market demand is changing and how we serve them
  • The significant ways in which the business of aging in growing
  • Aging is big business and only set to grow and how can you leverage that in your business
  • Innovation, health, and aging and how we’re addressing these key demographic and social changes
  • The challenging demand for workforce supply
  • Technology and AI ‘s impact on the landscape in both service provision and the trajectory for longevity
  • Policy implications – infrastructure and creating the right conditions for growth,
  • Health Care as a team sport – collaborating across business streams to get growth and better outcomes

This lunch is set to open a NEW dialogue about the importance of the Business of Aging and help Chamber members and guests see new opportunity to grow and thrive in a sector which is set to grow – Don’t Miss Out!

Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

Connect with other businesses to grow your supply chain during our networking sessions, before during and after the panels.

Discuss and learn from other business leaders in the region.

About Our guest speakers 

Cynthia Payne | Managing Director – Anchor Excellence

As the Managing Director at Anchor Excellence, Cynthia leads a national team of 20 experts who provide board and executive services for the aged care sector. With over 30 years of executive leadership experience and 25 years of board experience, she is passionate about enabling leaders and improving business outcomes in this challenging and rewarding industry.

Robyn Preston | Member for Hawkesbury, Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Medical Research

Robyn is also Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, and Shadow Minister for Veterans

 Raised in Western Sydney, Robyn’s extensive business career spans private, public and not-for-profit sectors, in various senior management, sales and marketing roles, as well as running her own small business. She was also Australia’s first female rugby league commercial television commentator.

Before becoming the Member for Hawkesbury, she has served on the Hills Sire Council as a Councillor for North Ward and Deputy Mayor.

Maryann Curry | CEO of Residential Care – Anglicare

Maryann is an experienced health and aged care executive and external advisor who has
worked within the Australian aged care and health sector for over 20 years.

Currently Maryann is the Chief Executive of Residential Care at Anglicare, which services
over 2,400 residents, across its 23 care homes supported by a 3,500 strong workforce.
Maryann has held numerous senior executive positions in Australia including Estia Health
and The Salvation Army, and was previously the Clinical Director for Bupa Villages and Aged
Care, where she coordinated a team of more than 10,000 employees across 72 care homes
to deliver significant improvements to the quality of care for its 6000 residents and also lead
the Covid pandemic response nationally.

Maryann is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has held numerous Board positions including Member of the Health Professional Councils Authority, Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW and Board Director of the Australian
College of Nursing. Maryann is currently appointed to the Core Advisory Group of the DVA Aged Care Taskforce.

 Geoff Brailey | Director of Solutions – McCrindle

Geoff Brailey is a social researcher, strategic advisor and Director of Solutions at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As an experienced researcher, Geoff understands how evidence-based insights can inform strategy and help organisations to thrive amidst change.

From his experience in solving business problems using research, Geoff has assisted organisations to identify new target markets and improve engagement levels with staff, donors and customers. Geoff regularly develops strategic recommendations that guide CEOs, business leaders, managers and teachers to communicate the trends and shape the culture.

Geoff integrates research statistics with visualised storytelling in his highly engaging presentations. He has presented to organisations across the education, aged care, real estate, government and NFP sectors. As a gifted communicator and passionate researcher, Geoff brings positivity, curiosity and strategic insights from the latest trends impacting Australia and provides practical ways to respond to the trends at an organisational and individual level.

Alex Fielding | Director – Tangram Health 

Alex is a dual qualified APA Titled Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist and Chiropractor as well as being a director of Tangram Health.  

Tangram Health is a group of multidisciplinary allied health clinics which directly partner with local medical centers to maximize collaboration with a team centred approach to healthcare.  

With aging populations comes complex health needs and novel approaches of interbusiness/professional collaboration is vital to enhance patient outcomes. 

Alex Paterson | RESMED – Chief of Staff – Medical Affairs 

Alex is the Chief of Staff for Medical Affairs at ResMed, a global leader in medical devices and software for sleep apnea and respiratory health, with a particular focus on home care.

ResMed has a significant presence in the Hills District with a large campus in Bella Vista, housing manufacturing, product development, and operations functions.

A chemical engineer by training, Alex has high-level expertise in risk management, leading multidisciplinary teams, and building systems and processes. She has also worked in organization design and innovation in analytics.

About the Event 

Our Business Leaders Events provide members and guests with opportunities to connect and build supply chain relationships to expand your contact base, help increase sales and referrals and assist in developing valuable partnerships.

• Connect with businesses in the industry and region to grow your supply chain during our networking sessions, before during and after the panels.
• Discuss and learn from other business leaders in the region
• Connect with and create business opportunities

Book Your Tickets Now. 

 Join us at this event and become an active part of the Sydney Hills Business community.

Thanks To Our Event Supporters

Thanks To Our Event Supporters

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Beyond Care

Beyond Care is dedicated in providing a comprehensive range of support services tailored to enhance the lives of individuals with diverse needs. We work together with our clients, listen to their goals, desires, and wishes. We respect the dignity and individuality of our clients and strive to always work with integrity, accountability, and honest communication. 


Inala is a Rudolf Steiner inspired disability support provider, formed in 1958 by parents who believed their children had the ability and the right to create lives of meaning. Today Inala is a thriving, vibrant and creative community made up of participants, families, staff and supporters. We are committed to providing the highest quality support and services to individuals with unique abilities.

Learn More

Event Restrictions, Cancellations and Personal Responsibilities:

NOTE: Please respect our venue and fellow businesses. Non-compliance with any of these restrictions and personal responsibilities will lead to you being asked to leave the event and no refund will be forthcoming.

  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to event commencing so we can get all attendees into the event on time
  • Please follow the NSW Health Guidelines in place on the event date on Social Distancing and wearing of face masks.

You can find more information about the most current rules at


If for any reason on the lead up to the Event you:

  • feel unwell and are going to be tested for COVID
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID test
  • have been requested to, or are self-isolating for any reason by NSW Health Department Public Health Directive

Please inform us prior to the event start time.

Our Event Cancellations Policy.

  • Cancellations must be advised via email by at least 4 business days prior to the event/workshop. The Chamber is required to confirm numbers of guests by this deadline, to the venues and several other suppliers who assist us in running events/workshops.
  • A refund will not be considered for no-shows or cancellations within this period.
  • If you are unable to attend an event due to having to isolate for medical reasons at the time of the event the Chamber will provide you with a credit to the value of 50% of the ticket price paid by you, which you can use towards attending a similar event in the future. However, you must advise the Chamber support team via email, prior the event commencement time, of your inability to attend for these reasons, otherwise you will be considered as a ‘no-show’.
  • A substitution may be made prior to the event/workshop should the registered individual not be available to attend.

SHBC Events Cancellation Policy