Adjunct Professor Dale Fisher appointed Member of the Order of Australia

Adjunct Professor Dale Fisher

In a ceremony held today, Silverchain Chief Executive Dale Fisher AM has been appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia. Adjunct Professor Fisher has been honoured for her significant contributions to medicine, healthcare management, and nursing.

Anne Skipper AM, Chair of the Silverchain Group, applauded Adjunct Professor Fisher’s leadership spanning over three decades, which has enabled numerous Australians to access state-of-the-art healthcare. She credited Fisher for revolutionising the delivery and reception of care through her strategic capabilities and focus on innovation.

“Dale’s expertise has been instrumental in the modernization of Australian health and aged care. Her efforts have expanded the reach of major health and research institutions in the country,” said Ms Skipper.

In a statement, Adjunct Professor Fisher acknowledged the honour of being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. She acknowledged the exceptional professionals within the Australian health system with whom she has worked, including dedicated nurses, clinicians, researchers, and innovators.

“Australia is leading significant transformative change in healthcare delivery, and I am honoured to be part of this revolution. Collaborating with our nation’s brightest researchers, innovators, and care leaders to create a better care system for all Australians is truly inspiring,” Adjunct Professor Fisher added.

With an extensive background in healthcare leadership, Adjunct Professor Fisher served as the Chief Executive of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she established it as Australia’s largest cancer centre and a world leader in translational cancer research. During her tenure, she forged formal agreements with leading cancer centres worldwide, including Dana Farber in Boston, Fudan Medical Centre in Shanghai, and MD Anderson within the Texas Medical Centre. She also contributed as a board member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Prior to her role at Peter Mac, Adjunct Professor Fisher was the Chief Executive of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria. Her efforts were pivotal in re-establishing the hospital’s identity as a standalone specialist institution and creating Australia’s first Centre for Women’s Mental Health.

Adjunct Professor Fisher’s remarkable achievements have garnered her memberships in Chief Executive Women, an esteemed group representing Australia’s most senior women leaders. She has also been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll and recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

Currently, Adjunct Professor Fisher serves as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and holds a similar position at Swinburne University. She is a former Registered Nurse and holds an MBA, further contributing to her vast expertise in the healthcare field.

In addition to her recent appointment to the Advisory Council for the Western Australian Future Health Research and Innovation Fund in 2020, Adjunct Professor Fisher has also joined the Future of Health in 2023. The Future of Health is a community of global health leaders, academics, and policymakers dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare worldwide.

Adjunct Professor Dale Fisher’s appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia stands as a testament to her profound impact on the healthcare sector, as well as her unwavering commitment to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable communities.

View the full 2023 Kings Birthday Honour List.


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