Craig Thomler has had a long association with the NHC as a member, which he joined with his family in 2010 shortly after moving to Canberra. Professionally he has over 25-years’ experience in digital and innovation strategy and delivery, working within government, corporate, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial sectors at senior and board levels.

His interest in health practice grew from developing and implementing the digital component of the National Health consultation in 2010 and subsequently leading the digital communications practice for the Australian Department of Health, more recently consulting to the Australian Digital Health Agency. He currently advises the UN Development Program in the implementation of digital transformation in South-East Asian nations and is a co-founder of an AI-focused start-up.

His previous experience on Boards includes leading roles on Advisory Boards for several not-for-profits and as an Executive Director on the board of a public unlisted petroleum exploration company. He is currently undertaking the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course to support his effectiveness on the NHC Board.

Craig brings to the Board a strong business strategy and innovation background, with a commitment to the effective use of digital platforms to improve the delivery of health services. His passion for the NHC stems from his family’s experiences as members and his strategic roles in developing and communicating health policy for the Australian Government.