Michael Rillstone

  • Beachhead Advisor, Australia

Michael Rillstone is currently Managing Director of Rillstone Wells, a strategic government consultancy business with a focus on Health, Social Services and ICT based in Sydney. 

Michael is the former Chief Executive of Healthshare NSW (formerly Health Support Services), a position which he held from 2009-2013. HealthShare NSW is the largest public sector shared services model provider in Australia and is the delivery arm for shared services within the New South Wales public health system, tasked to deliver more efficient support services for NSW Health. 

Previously, Michael was the Chief Information Officer for NSW Health, a position he was appointed to in January 2006. Originally from New Zealand, Michael has held the roles of Group Manager, for the New Zealand Health Information Service, a shared service provider and worked as Chief Advisor in Health Information and Technology for the New Zealand Ministry of Health. It was in this position that he was responsible for development of the New Zealand's Government Information Technology Strategy. 

Prior to these roles Michael led the public sector practice for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young in Sydney and senior management roles in EDS NZ. Michael has worked extensively in the area of Health Information Technology, Shared Services and Organisation Transformation for the public and private sectors. 

Advisory areas 

Public and private New Zealand and Australian health sector, eHealth, ICT and go-to-market strategy. 

Sector experience 

Health, tech services, government/defence. 


Michael has specific experience working across New Zealand, Australia and India.


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