Able Australia welcomes new CEO, Kate MacRae
4 December 2017
Able Australia welcomes its new CEO, Kate MacRae. Kate joined Able on November 20 having previously worked for Monash Health, where she was Chief Allied Health Officer and General Manager Clinical Services. In this role Kate was accountable for disability care, aged person’s, mental health, community services and subacute care.
Kate started her career as an Occupational Therapist in Scotland. She came to Australia in the early 1980s to work as a clinician for the Spastic Society. She has worked in neurology, mental health, and vocational rehabilitation. Her career spans private, not for profit and public health.
Strongly aligned to the Social Model of Health, Kate is particularly interested in how population health is interpreted and facilitated within public health systems. She has had a deep connection with service provision for those with disabilities in every role she has held since commencing as a new graduate.
Kate promotes work that embeds interdisciplinary evidence based practice and supports seamless transitions of care across a client or patient journey. From 2007 to 2017 she worked in a variety of leadership roles at Monash Health, the largest public health service in Victoria. In this time she led a collaborative system reform and redesign of Monash Health Community and Allied Health and was then appointed to the role of Advisor to Chief Executive Affairs. Her last role was as Chief Allied Health Officer and General Manager Clinical Services.
“I am excited to have joined Able Australia,” says Kate MacRae. “I see an organisation well positioned to face the changing landscape that the NDIS is creating. I believe the NDIS opens up new opportunities for Able. We are an organisation with a rich history and an exciting and vibrant future.”