John Zelcer

Executive Coach

John is a healthcare strategy consultant, clinician and executive coach whose distinguished record of service spans more than 40 years, covering the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including academic appointments and clinical practice in both Australia and the United States.

John has provided extensive management consulting, expert strategy facilitation and professional advice to government and diverse healthcare sector organisations throughout his career. His business roles have included board chairmanship, board directorship, and senior executive roles in strategic planning and business development in public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the healthcare sector. In addition, he had held strategy management consulting, investment banking advisory and medical technology development roles, and has worked with Andersen Consulting (Accenture), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Deloitte Consulting in senior strategic advisory roles.

John is passionate about helping drive transformational change and vastly improved outcomes in healthcare through patient and clinician empowerment, enabled by disruptive technologies, managed by highly effective organisations and led by values-driven leaders. Drawing on his extensive governance, management and management consulting experience, John has provided master level, evidence-based executive coaching and mentoring support to senior leaders at board, executive and senior management levels spanning 15 years.

Expertise / Specialisation

  • Insightful and reflective support for
    board directors
  • Mentoring high potential junior partners
    in professional services firms
  • Working with leaders of stakeholder
    organisations in the healthcare sector
  • Business development
  • Client focused impact
  • Organisational strategy, vision and purpose
  • Supporting senior leaders who have
    accountability for strategic outcomes

Business Experience

  • Clinical and academic medical practice
  • Senior Strategic Advisor to Accenture,
    PwC and Deloitte
  • Head of Strategy, National eHealth
    Transition Authority
  • Senior VP Strategic Development & Chief
    Medical Officer, MedQuist, Inc
  • VP, General Manager and Board Member,
    Injet Digital Aerosols, Inc
  • Sundry Board director and Advisory roles

Education / Business Coaching

  • M.B., B.S, B.Med.Sci.(Hons) – Monash
    University 1972
  • F.A.N.Z.C.A. – Australian and New Zealand
    College of Surgeons 1979
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
    2006
  • Master Class – Building your coaching
    model – Univ of Sydney Coaching and
    Mentoring Association 2006
  • Certificate in Coaching – USyd 2010