Dr Leonie Katekar
Dr Leonie Katekar has 26 years’ experience in the health care sector including extensive primary care Indigenous health service delivery in government as well as being an executive in non-government not-for-profit organisations. Dr Katekar has also been at the forefront of the national innovations in health care utilising technology. Currently, Dr Katekar is the Clinical Director – Provider Networks, Medibank Private Limited.
Dr Katekar's qualifications include, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Master of Bioethics, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and previously an Associate Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Dr Katekar was recently on the Board of Directors, Australian Medical Association (AMA) where she was also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Dr Katekar was also a Director of HealthDirectAustralia and was Chair of its Clinical Governance Advisory Committee and member of the Digital Services Advisory Committee.
Dr Katekar was the Chief Medical Officer and Director or the Remote Health Branch in the Northern Territory responsible for delivering primary health care services for 30,000 indigenous people in over 56 remote health centres; Director of the Clinical Unit for the National eHealth Transition Authority (NeHTA) and Former CEO for the Top End Division of General Practice.