Annette Schmiede is the Executive Leader of the Bupa Health Foundation in Australia. She brings to this role a wealth of experience across Australia’s health and aged care sectors with a broad knowledge and deep understanding of their complex policy and funding environment. Her working experience includes health services research, health service planning, governance and policy development. She has held advisory and leadership roles across a range of public, private and non- government organizations. She is a Board member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District and is an Associate of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at Sydney University.