Interview with Scott McConnel - 2018 Finance Leader of the Year

In the wake of our 2018 HFMA Awards night we've asked our winners 5 questions! First up we have Scott McConnel - the Finance Leader of the Year Award winner. Kindly sponsored by the team at Sharp & Carter.

Q1. How did you feel when you won? A: I was truly humbled and thankful that so many of my team, colleagues and customers chose to recognise me.

Q2. What does this award mean to you? A: In some ways I feel like it is taking credit for all the hard work my team has put in and all that they have achieved, but obviously it is great to know I must be doing something right.

Q3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? A: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” - Churchill

Q4. Where do you hope to be in five years? A: If not retired with my lotto winnings, I would like to be seeing a new Bundaberg Hospital under construction.

Q5. Anything else you’d like to say? A: It is great that these awards (and HFMA) exist to celebrate the achievement of back office functions that far too often are forgotten by the system. We are an integral part of the sustainability of health services.

HFMA Corporate Partners