Gunther De Graeve is an international health strategist with a reputation for delivering quality solutions for the complex issues facing health service providers. He is recognised as a thought-leader within the industry for his innovation in operational models and infrastructure solutions, his sustainable approach to planning and for his attention to detail; promoting and enabling flexibility and future trends.
Mr De Graeve is Managing Director of Destravis, the specialist consulting firm he founded to bring expert advice to clients in the health, higher education and research industries.Destravis brings a cross fertilisation of expert skills through a diverse in-house capability including service planning, health planning, master planning, cost management, business cases, economic assessments and operational optimisation.
Mr De Graeve delivers advice to health service providers – both public and private – designers, and financiers and policy makers including Health Ministers and senior members of government.
He is a proactive member of the health facility community, participating and speaking at international conferences and study tours. He values the translation of research and frequently engages in research studies which realise system improvements. He actively promotes new achievements in the industry.
In August 2017, Mr De Graeve was appointed as the Belgian Honorary Consul for the State of Queensland, Australia - a role which provides assistance to Belgian nationals living and travelling in Queensland.
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