Ben Kong is public health professional specialising in strategic program implementation, project assurance and ICT capability delivery. Ben has extensive experience across mental health, patient experience, digital health and healthcare quality and safety throughout his career at Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. His roles have included contributing to the development of the national Your Experiences of Care (YES) mental health consumer experiences of care survey, managing implementation of the Mental Health Act 2014, oversight of a $200 million portfolio of health sector ICT projects and departmental quality and safety taskforces. Ben’s current role is to modernise Victoria’s public health protection functions through a program of data-driven digital transformation, operating model redesign and cultural strengthening. Prior to his roles in the department, Ben managed a state-wide corporate health practice with a team of exercise physiologists and nurse immunisers delivering government-funded worker health checks and influenza vaccination programs.
Ben is passionate about collaboration across government, working in partnership with the health sector and building trusted relationships with industry to develop solutions which address critical public health challenges. As a certified Enterprise Architect with expertise in cloud technologies and cyber security, Ben is deeply committed to empowering business units and health sector leaders with the integrated capabilities required to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes for the community.