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Professor Scott Wallace

Co-founder and Managing Director of the Value Institute for Health and Care

Scott Wallace is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Value Institute for Health and Care and an Associate Professor with appointments at the University of Texas Dell Medical School and the McCombs School of Business.  At UT, Prof. Wallace  leverages his business, health care IT, and health policy background to work with students, employers, health care leaders, and other stakeholders to transform health care delivery in the U.S. and around the world. 

Prof. Wallace recently served as the Interim Chief Business Officer of the Dell Medical School and is an integral member of the Dell Medical School faculty. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin, Prof. Wallace helped to create Dartmouth’s Master in Health Care Delivery Science program, an innovative course for mid-career executives and clinicians and served on the faculty for Harvard Business School’s executive education program on health care strategy.

Prof. Wallace was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair the Federal Commission on Systemic Interoperability, which advised the White House and Congress on information technology and health transformation. He was also the first president and CEO of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology, and was a co-founder of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. Before his academic career, Prof. Wallace helped co-found an early-stage venture capital firm, was CEO of a specialty chemical company, and practiced corporate law at the Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis. 

Prof. Wallace holds a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, a master’s degree with honors in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University.


Tony Alexander

Economist Speaker & Writer

I may have written more about the New Zealand economy than any other economist, having produced daily and weekly commentaries from 1987-1993, then weekly, monthly, quarterly, and many one-off pieces of analysis from 1993 through to 2019. At one time I was the most interviewed economist in New Zealand and was awarded the Residential Economist of the Year award in 2011. I also spent a year and a half chatting about the economy each morning with Paul Holmes from 1992-93, and before that had a 5.30am slot on Radio Pacific discussing exchange rates. Currently I have a fortnightly column on property matters in the Sunday Star-Times and write a weekly publication available on the Publications page and by subscribing here. What I concentrate on and where my true area of expertise lies, is translating the arcane world of economic developments and trends into a language understandable by most people in the business and home buying sectors.


Sarah Fitt

CEO, Pharmac

Sarah was appointed Chief Executive of PHARMAC in January 2018, having been PHARMAC's Director of Operations since April 2013.

Before joining PHARMAC, Sarah spent 12 years as Chief Pharmacist at Auckland DHB and previously worked as a hospital pharmacist in the UK before moving to New Zealand.


Shayne Hunter

Deputy Director-General, Data and Digital, Ministry of Health


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