Dr Ian Kadish, CEO of Laverty Pathology, has enjoyed a successful career within healthcare across numerous countries and capacities. He sat down with The CEO Magazine to discuss his journey and the changing landscape of Australia’s healthcare industry.

“I graduated from medical school in South Africa, worked as a general practitioner in Johannesburg, and then moved to the US to do an MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, I moved to New York City, where I worked for CSC Healthcare, and then for McKinsey and Company, large general management consulting firms. I lived in New York for nine years working as a consultant to the healthcare industry, buying and selling hospitals, and consulting to large hospital groups and health insurance companies.

I moved back to South Africa in 1997, and was one of the founders of a hospital group called Netcare. We grew the business from five small South African hospitals to become one of the largest private hospital providers in the world, with 62 hospitals in South Africa and 39 in the United Kingdom. I sold out of Netcare in 2006 and moved to Australia later that year.

Bateman, outlining the opportunity at Laverty Pathology, I agreed to talk to the Pulse board about a transition plan” states Ian.