Dr David Rankin
Dr David Rankin is the clinical director at Medibank Private. He is a senior healthcare executive who is skilled in visioning and delivering change within the wider health sector at both national and regional levels. He has established strong working relationships with providers at all levels and successfully encourages them to deliver care that is evidence based. David is currently the Clinical Director at Medibank – Australia’s largest private health insurer.
David graduated from Otago Medical School in 1982 and also holds Masters degrees in both Health Administration and Public Health.
David has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States and has held a range of senior positions in the public, private and government sectors including Chief Executive of a private surgical hospital, General Manager of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation, Senior Health Advisor to the Ministry of Social Development, Executive Director of Medical Services at a large teaching hospital.
David has held the office of president for RACMA, the NZ Institute of Healthcare Executives and the New Zealand Private Hospitals Association. He has received a number of awards including the RACMA medallion, preceptor of the year, NZIHM Silver Fern Award and the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He has served on a range of government committees particularly in the area of health IT.