David Stewart

David is a highly accomplished, passionate and strategically focused health professional and leader offering nearly three decades of experience within the healthcare sector at the global level and across Australia. Focused on providing advice, guidance and leadership on the development and execution of strategies, policies, frameworks and management systems, David plays a pivotal role in improving health care accessibility, services and patient outcomes by enabling key stakeholders to embrace change, drive reform and integrate innovation. He is recognised as a values-based, collaborative leader, who is able to empower teams, influence decisions, secure buy-in and achieve mutual yet favourable outcomes.

David has been with ICN since 2016 and throughout this time has led sentinel pieces of work that have led to the transformation of healthcare and nursing. He has accomplished this through engaging with nursing and other health professional thought leaders across the world.

David is currently a PhD candidate undertaking studies at the University of Technology Sydney, WHO Collaborative Centre. His research focus is on factors influencing global health policy. David has a Masters of Health Management from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Prior to working for ICN, David held various executive and high-level leadership positions in Queensland Health. This included working as a Director of Nursing in the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office; Director of Central Integrated Cancer Service; Director of Data Integrity and Patient Safety; and Nursing Director of Cancer Services. This has given David a broad depth of experience in health service delivery, policy and regulatory environments, and project management. As such David has strategic vision for budgeting, governance, and regulatory reporting requirements.

David has published in numerous formats including textbooks, peer-reviewed articles, reports and guidelines. David is a highly proficient and sought-after public speaker seeking to inspire and influence the next generation of nursing leaders.

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