As the Chief Operating Officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency, Joanne Greenfield brings over 25 years of senior executive leadership experience. Starting her career as a nurse in the UK's National Health Service, she advanced to senior roles in London's emergency departments, intensive care units, and helicopter emergency services. Joanne holds a Master of Science in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Health Economics, Policy, and Planning.
Her international work includes significant roles under the UK Government, the World Health Organisation, and UNICEF, focusing on strengthening health services and leading disaster preparedness and response operations globally. In Australia, Joanne has led significant health programs for AusAID/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ACT Health, and Queensland Health.
Before joining the Agency, she served as the Deputy Commissioner for State Capability and Services at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, overseeing a large team and commanding state operations during major events like bushfires and floods. She also played a key role in Queensland's COVID-19 response as Commissioner of Quarantine. Joanne's commitment extends to volunteering with the Rural Fire Service Queensland, reflecting her dedication to community service and emergency response.