Rachel Swift is committed to improving patient outcomes and health systems. Previously a leader in The Boston Consulting Group’s global healthcare practice, she is the founder of Swift Outcomes, a company dedicated to working with public and not-for-profit health systems to improve patient health and biosecurity.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Swift led an international public health campaign to protect the global diabetic community and advised State Governments on public health strategies.
She also worked on securing the global supply of essential medicines and supported secondary and tertiary educational organisations in crisis response and post-crisis innovation.
Her medical emergency response expertise was previously used during as strategic advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response on the ground in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Swift has also advised the World Health Assembly on health systems strengthening, vaccine-preventable disease eradication and maternal and childhood nutrition.
Between 2013-14 Swift helped design a program to combat malnutrition for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which was launched by former American President Bill Clinton and Paul Kagame in Rwanda.
In Australia, she has worked with First Nations communities to build economic development opportunities.
Swift holds board positions in medical innovation and education and has held teaching appointments at Oxford and Adelaide Universities, as well as Magdalen College School.