Shane Solomon has over 30 years of international and national healthcare management expertise. In 2014, Shane was appointed as Head of Health for Telstra’s new Health Business Unit.
Prior to joining Telstra, Shane was KPMG’s Partner in Charge, Healthcare. In this role, he worked with state and Commonwealth Governments, along with private sector health organisations.
Shane was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, managing Hong Kong’s 57,000 public hospital staff. During his five-year tenure, he implemented significant funding and service quality reforms, including a casemix pay for performance model and the ongoing development of a comprehensive integrated e-health system.
In Victoria, Shane was Under-Secretary of Health at the Department of Human Services (as it then was) where he was responsible for managing the funding system (including casemix) for Victoria, and performance and governance of Melbourne metropolitan health services. He was responsible for developing the Hospital Admission Risk Program and governance reforms to Victoria’s public hospital system.
Shane was the first Group Chief Executive Officer of the integrated Sisters of Mercy Victorian hospital and aged care services group, merging public hospitals, private hospitals, aged care services, and palliative care services into a single new organisation and expanding the Sisters of Mercy mission from five entities to 12.