Our Team

Michael Walsh

Note: From 24 July 2023 Michael is not available for work through Powerhouse Partners until further notice as he is undertaking a full-time role.

Michael provides strategic advisory services to large organisations with a focus on leadership, digital health, governance, strategy, planning and transformation.

Michael has been 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. From 2020 to 2023, Michael was 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 was the Chair of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority from 2020 to 2023.

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 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. From 2020, Sabrina was a non-executive Director of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, and from 2021 to 2023 was Board Chair.

Her senior executive roles included Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Queensland Health (the largest IT organisation in Queensland). In this role she 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. She 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. She 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.