Moderator: Karen Luxford

Chief Executive Officer, ACHS International


Dr Karen Luxford is the CEO of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and ACHS International. Dr Luxford has extensive experience in governance, strategic planning, safety and quality, healthcare standards, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and leading organizational change. Dr Luxford is a senior executive in health with over 20 years’ experience in a range of leadership roles in the public, not for profit and private sectors including CEO, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons,  A/g CEO and Executive Director, Clinical Excellence Commission NSW and GM of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre in Australia.
Dr Luxford is also currently the Board Chair of Endometriosis Australia (NFP charity). Karen is an alumni Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy & Practice, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and is passionate about health care.
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