Commonwealth Bank John Monash Scholar
Australia's health system faces escalating costs combined with increasing demand from ageing and disease. These major challenges mean our health policy needs structural changes and innovation. Hugo is a successful digital health CEO who spent six years operating at the coalface of innovation in healthcare, leading his team in Australia and now the USA, applying behavioural science to shape individuals' everyday behaviours. He has been an effective advocate for change with customers like NSW Health and AIA Insurance. Above all, he has become acutely aware that the "rules of the game" shape our health system's outcomes. As a John Monash Scholar, Hugo will study an MPP in Health Policy at Harris School of Public Policy, to build on his experiences as a start-up founder, McKinsey consultant and high-performing student. He is motivated to contribute to advancing our nation's health system allowing Australians to benefit from world-leading health.