Our Team

Michael Walsh Power House Partners

Michael Walsh

Michael has extensive experience transforming organisations and providing consulting services.

Michael was Director-General of Queensland Health from July 2015 to September 2019. Queensland Health employs approximately 100,000 people and provides a public health and hospital system for approximately five million people.

Michael is the Chair of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, working to ensure research and innovation in digital health offers Australia significant economic and business development opportunities, as well as great promise for the better health of our community. Michael is the Chair of the WA Health, Health Support Services providing eHealth, Finance, Human Resources and Procurement services for the public health service providers in Western Australia. Michael is also currently chair of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority that aims for stronger, safer and resilient Queensland communities through the coordination of action to improve the resilience of Queensland communities and facilitate locally led disaster recovery.

Michael holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. Michael has a passion for organisational excellence and supporting values-based organisations and teams achieve outcomes that improve the lives of everyone.

Sabrina Walsh

Sabrina has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles in the health industry and consulting. Sabrina has extensive experience in both health service reform and digital health.

Sabrina is the Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), Queensland. The SCHHS provides high quality healthcare in collaboration with communities and partners that is enhanced through education and research. The recently opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital is the main tertiary referral hospital for the service with other hospital, community and aged care services in Nambour, Caloundra, Noosa, Gympie, Maleny, Maroochydore and other locations.

Sabrina’s senior executive roles included Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Queensland Health (the largest IT organisation in Queensland). In this role Sabrina led a major transformation program and developed Queensland’s first eHealth Strategy. Prior to this, Sabrina was CEO for several area health services including the Logan-Beaudesert and the Gold Coast Health areas in Queensland. Sabrina recently led the transformation of technology services and the digitisation of one of the largest health services in NSW.

Sabrina has expertise in strategic and digital health planning and assurance; governance; and helping organisations ensure that programs, projects and digital initiatives optimise business outcomes, provide value for money and manage business risk. Sabrina has expertise in leading portfolio and program management practices and a special interest in the governance of digital investments and helping senior executives and boards strengthen their digital leadership capability.

Sabrina’s qualifications include an Executive Master of Public Administration and a Master of Applied Psychology.