Professor Harvey Newnham is an endocrinologist and general physician with extensive clinical leadership and board experience in the acute health sector.
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chair of the board of Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL) which encompasses the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG). Harvey is a board member of Bass Coast Health and was previously a board member of Better Care Victoria.
Harvey’s main interests are improving the safety, quality and value proposition of acute care with particular emphasis on internal audit of clinical services, consumer engagement and interdisciplinary teamwork. In 2014 Harvey completed Brent James's “Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement" at the Intermountain Institute of Healthcare Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, USA.
Harvey was Alfred Health Program Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine from 2009-20 and Director of General Medicine from 2007-22. Harvey is an Adjunct Clinical Professor with Monash University. In his earlier career Harvey was Eastern Health Director of Internal Medicine, and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Endocrinology Specialist Advisory Committee Chair. Harvey has served for many years as a senior member of the National Examining Panel of the RACP.
Harvey was appointed to the RMH board in 2017.