Exceptional Magazine : 2014 Exceptional Magazine
The judges said … Professor Stephen MacMahon is something of an accidental entrepreneur. By linking good science with excellent management and an imaginative care-delivery model, he has, through the work of The George Institute, already been able to help many people and is inevitably going to help a lot more --- literally saving lives on a large scale. Socially minded Principal sponsor Commonwealth Bank The Commonwealth Bank is proud to support EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Our involvement with the awards lets us share our belief in the power of Australian entrepreneurship as well as meet some of the country's most exciting, growing businesses. We also have a long history of giving to the Australian community, which is why we're especially proud to sponsor the Social entrepreneur award. Entrepreneurs who choose to direct a social enterprise not only contribute to Australia's innovation and progress, but do this to the beneft of their communities. On behalf of the Commonwealth Bank, I'd like to extend our congratulations to the 2013 Social entrepreneur winner, Professor Stephen MacMahon. As a founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Stephen has channelled his many scientifc achievements into fnding sustainable solutions to global health issues. Stephen's leadership has seen the Institute expand globally from its foundations in Sydney to more than 400 staff working on research projects around the world. These research projects span many topics, from cardiovascular disease to preventing serious injuries and associated disabilities, and have contributed to worldwide health policy and practice. The George Institute for Global Health and Professor Stephen MacMahon embody the true spirit of social entrepreneurship. Thank you for your contributions towards addressing the world's health problems. Grahame Petersen Group Executive, Business and Private Banking, Commonwealth Bank Viewpoint Stephen describes the Entrepreneur Of The Year program as "tremendously valuable" in planning the future direction of The George Institute. "Previously, I would never have thought that delivering primary healthcare in India had much in common with providing services to mining companies in outback Australia or building an online business in Sydney. But I now see that entrepreneurs have so much in common --- particularly the drive to make things happen in fundamentally different and more effective ways." "If the world is to provide healthcare to all those in need, it will require disruptive solutions that fundamentally change the healthcare market." Professor Stephen MacMahon, The George Institute for Global Health This award is made possible by our Principal sponsor, Commonwealth Bank. Grahame Petersen, Group Executive, Business and Private Banking, Commonwealth Bank, and Professor Vlado Perkovic from The George Institute, who accepted the award on Stephen’s behalf.
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