Dr Richard Ashby

Dr Richard Ashby

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Information Officer
Department of Health Queensland

Dr Ashby is the Chief Executive of eHealth Queensland responsible for advancing healthcare through digital innovation.

In 2016 Dr Ashby oversaw the successful delivery of Australia’s first large-scale digital hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, as the Chief Executive of Metro South Hospital and Health Service. Dr Ashby believes that digital healthcare is one of the most important revolutions in healthcare – providing highly connected and interactive models of care that support personalised, precise and well informed treatment of patients across care settings and care teams.

Dr Ashby is regarded as one of the state’s most experienced clinicians and health administrators. In 2010, Dr Ashby was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to emergency medicine, medical administration, and a range of professional associations. He is active across a broad range of areas, including teaching, research and consultancy.

Dr Ashby contributes to a significant number of organisations/committees. His roles include:

Director, Translational Research Institute
Board Member, Australian e-Health Research Centre
Board Member Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Chair, Queensland Policy and Advisory Committee on Health Technology
Project Lead, Queensland Digital Hospital Program