Harry Bryce commenced in his role of Executive Director, ACCD in July 2008. He brought with him a range of qualifications including social sciences, education, management and fundraising. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives.
Since commencing in the Health sector at Western Hospital in 1978, Harry has held a diverse range of senior executive and Chief Executive Officer appointments in both public and private hospitals, as well as with the Department of Human Services (DHS). While working at DHS, Harry conducted over 100 reviews and enquiries into the administration and management of hospitals, community health services and health agencies.
His broad based industry experience includes his appointment as Executive Officer to the Victorian Health System Review. This focused on acute, sub acute, community health, health promotion, aged care, mental health and all aspects of the Victorian health system. He undertook a similar role as Executive Officer in the Review of the Victorian Ambulance Service.
Other highlights of Harry's career include being the project director for the planning and development of the Northern Hospital and relocation from PANCH to Epping. At PANCH, Harry was also Director of Research, Planning and Evaluation where he worked collaboratively with hospital based and community based services providers in the development of numerous new services and delivery models. His interest in the community health sector led to his appointment to the Board of the Northcote Community Health Centre.
Prior to joining the ACCD, Harry was Director of Fundraising at Northern Health (part time) while also operating as a consultant to the health industry.