Ms Dale Fisher
Ms Dale Fisher is the Chief Executive of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education and home to Australia’s largest cancer research program. While the local and global health burden of cancer continues to grow, ground breaking scientific discoveries and life changing treatments at Peter Mac are creating new hope. With the relocation of Peter Mac’s East Melbourne site to its new home in Parkville in 2016, as part of the $1.1 billion VCCC Project, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is well positioned to be one of the top cancer centres in the world.
Prior to joining Peter Mac, Ms Fisher was the Chief Executive of The Royal Women’s Hospital for nine years. The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns. As a specialist hospital, it is central to the Victorian health system, particularly with respect to advocating for women's health and leading innovation for the health and wellbeing of women and newborns.
Ms Fisher also led the redevelopment and relocation of the Royal Women's Hospital and Frances Perry Private Hospital from Carlton to Parkville in 2008, the first Public Private Project for a tertiary hospital in the country.
In recognition of her achievements in leadership and promoting excellence in women’s health to the Victorian community, Ms Fisher was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2011 as part of the centenary celebrations for International Women’s Day.
In October 2013, Ms Fisher’s many roles as a strategic and educational leader were again recognised when she was honoured as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
While practising as a Registered Nurse, Ms Fisher pursued studies in business management and completed a Bachelor of Business at R.M.I.T. University and a Masters of Business at Monash University.
Ms Fisher is a Board member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre; the Committee for Melbourne; and St Michael’s Grammar School; and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives. In March 2016 Ms Fisher was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University.