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allan Larkin director HealthWork international
Allan Larkin


With 30+ years of construction and property expertise, Allan Larkin is dedicated to assisting Australian businesses in sustainability, innovation, and the environment. Through Digital Infratech, a Brisbane-based platform, he strives to enhance Australian innovation, fostering enduring careers across diverse sectors like IT, Data, Health, Manufacturing, Demographics, and Property.

Susan Nancarrow

CEO & Founder

Susan is an allied health professional, health services researcher, recovering academic and aspiring entrepreneur. She brings more than twenty years of international health services research, expertise and analysis to HealthWork International where she is driving innovative ways of understanding and shaping the health workforce to better meet the needs of the 21st century.

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Murray d’Almeida


With 35+ years of diverse national and international business experience, Murray began his career in Perth as a Chartered Accountant. He later held various commercial and financial reporting roles with prominent US mining companies. Murray founded Retail Food Group, expanding its footprint across seven countries. He has since held executive and board positions in finance, mining, commercial, environmental, academic, government, and sporting sectors.

Lauren Schneider general manager healthwork solutions
Lauren Schneider

Chief Operating Officer

Lauren is a lawyer by trade, with more than 17 years working in legal, governance, management and compliance-related roles in the public sector and statutory bodies, including the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Crown Law (Queensland), a TAFE and a university. Lauren is also an experienced manager and high level administrator with significant experience in business process improvement and project management, skills she brings to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the HealthWork International group.  

Michelle Vos

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle is a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of experience working in multiple roles including auditing, commercial analysis, financial management, taxation and financial accounting across various industries.  As Chief Financial Officer for the HealthWork International group, Michelle partners with business leaders to optimize financial operations and to provide effective planning, strategic analysis, and advice on all financial aspects.

Kelli Rixon

General Manager

Kelli has worked within the Australian public health service for 20 years, both in Queensland and the ACT. She is an experienced allied health professional (Accredited Clinical Physiologist: sleep), clinical educator, operations manager, business manager, project manager, and Not-For-Profit Director. Kelli is one of the Founding Directors for the Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists (ACCP) and led the organisation as President from 2019-2023. Governance, profession identity and recognition, and competency development for allied health professions (particularly her own) are very important to Kelli.

dr Anne-Louise Carlton senior policy advisor healthwork international
Dr Anne-Louise Carlton

Senior Policy Advisor

Dr Carlton has worked in various direct service, policy and regulatory reform roles, in Australian state health and human services departments. She has helped establish the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the 15 National Boards. Dr Carlton has worked on a range of international health workforce regulation projects, and holds visiting fellowships with RMIT University, Western Sydney University and Southern Cross University.

Joan Leo

Learning Product Manager

Joan is an allied health professional and learning and development specialist with over 20 years experience in the health and higher education sectors. Joan brings educational expertise, creativity and innovation to The Allied Health Academy (TAHA) to support delivering education experiences and fostering communities of practice that connect and empower learners.

Dermot Clarke editor ahp workforce and allied health insights
Dermot Clarke


Dermot is a journalist, SEO specialist, and digital content marketer focusing on health and B2B communications. He has created and executed a range of engagement and SEO strategies for organisations spanning the health, medical, employment, property, and retail sectors. Dermot’s previous work with medical employment and medical specialist clients has afforded him the requisite scope for developing and targeting health messaging across digital platforms.

Leah day marketing and communications manager healthwork international
Leah Day

Marketing and Communications Manager

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a decade of experience in design and marketing, Leah has worked in various professional roles, including within signage design companies, universities, and not-for-profit organisations. As the Marketing and Communications Manager for HealthWork International, Leah leverages her creativity and strategic thinking to develop effective marketing strategies. With her comprehensive background in graphic design and marketing, Leah plays a crucial role in driving the success and growth of HealthWork International’s initiatives.

Nicki Atkinson Research Project Manager HealthWork International
Nicki Atkinson

Research Project Manager

Nicki is a registered physiotherapist with over 7 years clinical experience in Australia and the UK. She has completed her Master of Public Health, and is passionate about global health equity and health system improvement. Nicki has extensive experience in relationship management, project design, implementation and evaluation, and project management, which she brings to her role as Research Project Manager for the HealthWork International group.

Jackie Wallin project manager healthwork international
Jackie Wallin

Program Manager

Jackie is a passionate yoga and dance teacher, entrepreneur, and administrator. With over twenty-five years of executive administration, event/program coordination and project management experience, Jackie now coordinates program offerings for The Allied Health Academy, ensuring our quality programs support allied health entrepreneurs to grow and shine.

kegan Barlow associate editor healthwork international
Kegan Barlow

Associate Editor

Kegan brings twenty years of diverse experiences across health and higher education sectors. She has worked in regional university settings providing academic health research and grant support, and curriculum accreditation support. Kegan combines her varied professional experience with a passion for writing, which she cultivated through creative writing and education degrees.

gary Morgan entrepreneur in residence healthwork international
Gary Morgan

Entrepreneur in Residence

Gary Morgan is an experienced company director, chairman and chief executive of companies in a wide range of industry sectors operating in the private, not-for-profit and research sectors. With proven results, he has over 25 years’ of corporate advisory, strategy, innovation and scaleup experience in the health tech, aged care, agtech, information security, and research sectors to drive new business growth through transformation, with a major focus on new and emerging digital technologies.

josh Horsley data analyst healthwork international
Josh Horsley

Data Analyst

Josh is a statistician with over 5 years of experience with a focus on environmental epidemiology and has worked in academia and business. With advanced theoretical understanding and analytical skills, he designs, implements, and effectively communicates data-driven insights and answers to research questions across a range of methodologies and contexts.

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Meagan Kruger

Event Coordinator

Meagan brings over 25 years of experience in project management, events, office management, administration, research, and consultation across a diverse range of roles and industries. With a Bachelor of Business, Meagan is a critical thinker who applies evidence-based learnings to practical problem-solving. Most recently, Meagan’s work has been centred in regional economic development, managing a business mentorship program, supporting the growth and development of a regional women’s business network, and managing high-value local events across the Northern Rivers NSW footprint.

Breanna Lowe

Association Management Officer

Breanna is a highly organised and detail-oriented professional with an extensive administration and customer service background in both government and private sectors. With insights into Australian healthcare from her previous nursing studies, she provides exceptional member-facing and secretariat support to association management clients at HealthWork Solutions. Breanna demonstrates dedication and a client-focused approach in her commitment to deliver outstanding client experiences.