Mary Foley has a distinguished career in the health sector, holding leadership positions in state government and national roles, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations. In 2017 Mary was appointed Managing Director of Telstra Health, Australia’s largest Australian owned health digital technology company which also includes Dr Foster in the UK. Telstra Health is a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation, Australia’s largest telco.
Prior to joining Telstra Health, Mary was Director General and Secretary of NSW Health for a five-year term. She has also previously held roles as National Health Practice Leader for PwC Australia, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney, and a senior executive of a major listed Australian healthcare company.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University, a Board Director of Research Australia, and Chair of the Central Coast Research Institute. Mary has previously served as Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University, a Director of the National eHealth Transition Authority, Deputy Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and Board Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Mary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to public administration in health and education (2016), received the Centenary Medal from the Federal Government for her business leadership in the private sector, and she is a former Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.