PO Box 65, Pyrmont NSW 2009

0438 373 538

Michael Reid & Associates

A practical path to improving healthcare

About Us

As experts in our field, Michael Reid & Associates offer counsel and guidance to a diverse range of agencies within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We have undertaken health and science consultancies throughout Australasia, for governments in Asia, the Pacific and with UN organisations.

Real-World Experience

“Mick understands well the complexities of the Australian health system with its competing demands between high-tech specialist medical care on one hand and primary and preventive health care on the other.  He also knows that resources are needed to ensure equitable distribution of services while also focusing on disadvantaged groups such as Indigenous Australians and those with mental illness.” 

Dr David Panter

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

What We Do

Health consultation

We are proud of our reputation for delivering positive health outcomes with a sense of purpose, flexibility, persuasiveness, diplomacy and sensitivity.

 Broad areas of consultation have related to macro health systems development and evaluation, health workforce reform, clinical engagement, services planning, indigenous health, coordination and translation of health and science research, and performance analysis.  

Strategic Planning

Our experience covers all aspects of health service development and planning across the sector including tertiary hospital, primary and allied health services, rural health, indigenous health, aged care and mental health services

We work as a strategic partner with  services to achieve their goals by identifying issues and providing innovative solutions.

Mentoring and Facilitation

Mick Reid is one of Australia’s leading and most experienced health sector consultants. He has spent most of his working life in the health and human services industry and has made a rich and varied contribution to it.  

In providing mentoring and  facilitation services, Mick effectively engages the audience to synthesise issues while conveying a wealth of knowledge to guide strategic planning, board management and staff leadership and development    


Michael Reid

“Reid is exceptionally smart…knows health backwards… understands government, (is) tough when needed, and knows how to make things happen.”

Mike DaubeProfessor of Health Policy at Curtin University of Technology in Perth

During a career that spans over four decades Mick Reid has undertaken many roles, both within the Australian Health System and internationally. His experience includes bureaucrat, consultant, academic and political advisor giving him a breadth of experience and depth of knowledge that is unique in Australia and second to none.He has been Director of Health in two States, NSW & QLD and for five years he held the position of Director General of New South Wales Health. More recently, until 2011, he spent three years as Director General of Queensland Health. Between these two appointments he worked at the George Institute for International Health, was Director General for the Ministry of Science and Medical Research in NSW and was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Health.Mick holds an Adjunct Professorship in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and in 2011 he was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal for contributions to Australian health services. 

Terrie Paul

“As a reviewer of health systems, a reformer of health agencies and as a planner of health services we provide our clients with valuable insights, advice and guidance.”

Terrie Paul    Project Director Michael Reid & Associates

Terrie Paul has worked with Michael Reid for over two decades and is a highly experienced project manager. Her role is to provide project governance and financial oversight to ensure projects are delivered on time, to budget and to the agreed specifications. She will ensure the project is effectively resourced and manage relationships with stakeholders and project contributors. Her previous roles have included the inaugural Director of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association consultancy arm, JustHealth Consultants and the establishment of The George Institute of Global Health  as Executive Officer.  She has  performed the secretariat function for the ACT Health Clinical Councils and project managed several clinical programs for ACT Health. Terrie holds a Master of Public Health and a Diploma of Marketing and Public Relations. Terrie has successfully delivered complete project management to many projects, including the development of the online national Palliative Care Training Package, a Review of Peritonectomy Services in NSW, a review of Cardiothoracic Services in Qld and more recently, a Review of Anaesthetic Services for the Mid North Coast Local Health District. 

Current work


Most recently, Mick has been appointed to Chair an Inquiry into workplace culture at ACT Health and as Deputy Chair of the Central Adelaide Local Health District Governing Board.

We have also been charged  to provide advice on the management, administration and delivery of public sector mental health services at Townsville Hospital and Health Service.

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Michael Reid & Associates

PO Box 65, Pyrmont NSW 2009

0438 373 538