Mr Praneel Kumar brings a wealth of government and non-government experience into this broad and challenging portfolio. He is a strategic thinker with a strong focus on collaborative style of leadership, change management and reforming business processes.
Praneel has an extensive background at a senior level within Qld Health including his involvement in Ministerial Taskforce Committee, inaugural implementation of activity based funding (ABF) in Queensland Public Hospitals and developing innovative models to benchmark services in clinical settings. Praneel has a background in Molecular Genetics and has worked over 8 years as the Statewide Coordinating Scientist for Paediatric and Metabolic disorders at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Praneel also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Queensland (UQ) and was a recipient of the Dean’s Prize in Corporate Finance from the UQ Faculty of Business and Economics. He is also a member of CPA Australia.
At the PAH he is responsible for overseeing operational services, administrative services, and the strategic planning and development of key capital projects that aligns with the objectives and goals of Metro South Health.