Rachel Riordan

Executive Director - Maternity Leave

Rachel has worked at a senior level in the health sector across a variety of roles including workforce policy, project management and education.  These roles have been in the not-for-profit and government sectors, at both state and commonwealth levels. As a Senior Project Officer at Health Workforce Australia, Rachel was involved in the development of the strategic direction for the Simulated Learning Environments program, investing over $90 million into simulation-based buildings, equipment and education projects.This led to her role as Director of Education at Health Education Australia Limited, where she was responsible for the organisation gaining certification as a registered training organisation and for the development of an accredited program to train simulated patients. Prior to her involvement with the health sector, as a manager with a large national retailer, Rachel managed a team of 130 retail store administration officers across Australia and New Zealand.

Rachel has a Master of Social Science (International Development) and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education. She has worked with refugees and asylum seekers teaching English and holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.