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Dr Peter Norton - Host, ADA Interact

Peter graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004. He works in private practice in rural and metropolitan New South Wales, with particular interest in preventive and restorative dentistry. Peter is a regular host, interviewer and moderator for digital CPD events, and is a Clinical Media Advisor and Committee Consultant to the Australian Dental Association.

Ms Eithne Irving - Deputy CEO, Manager Advocacy, Media & Professional Services, ADA

Eithne Irving is the Deputy CEO and General Manager, Advocacy, Media & Professional Services at the Australian Dental Association. She currently sits on a range of national health committees including the Australian Industry Skills Committee’s Dental Industry Reference Committee, the National Oral Health Monitoring Group and the National Primary Health Care Partnership.

Mr Wes O'Donnell - HR Assured

A highly experienced Workplace Relations Consultant and solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience in senior roles in Sydney and London, Mr Wes O’Donnell has a long history leading HR Assured’s advice service for industry associations and franchise networks. Utilising a combination of strong working relationships with association leaders, insights gleamed from trends in advisory data, and a deep understanding of industry drivers, Wes adeptly delivers the best possible value to members in managing their people and meeting best-practice standards.

Ms Belinda Hegarty - National Head of Strategy and Insights, CommBank Health

Leading a national team of highly experienced healthcare banking professionals, Belinda’s role focuses on the Banks strategy, insights and appetite in banking Australia’s healthcare sector. Belinda’s previous roles within CBA have included leading the new client and specialised industries risk team and being heavily involved in shaping the banks appetite for lending to the healthcare sector. Belinda has more than 20 years of banking experience having worked in a variety of roles across CBA and Macquarie Bank with a focus on strategy, structuring, business development and credit risk management on domestic and international transactions. Belinda a qualified Chartered Accountant and is based in Sydney NSW.

Mr Sean Perera - Head of Product & Innovation, Centaur Software

Sean Perera has over 19 years of experience in the Australian Dental industry, with 15 years spent as a Data and Business Intelligence Analyst. He specialises in generating business intelligence from various data sources and assisting practices in making appropriate business management decisions based on insights gained. Sean’s technical knowledge in dental Business Information Systems, practical knowledge of dental practice operations, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) enables him to analyse information across multiple dimensions, delivering comprehensive business solutions. Sean is currently the Head of Product & Innovation at Centaur Software, creators of Dental4Windows.