Dale Fisher AM
Chief Executive, Silverchain
- Member of the Order of Australia
- BB(BA), MBA
- Fellow & Adj Prof, Monash University
- Adj Prof (Research), Swinburne University
Dale is the Chief Executive of Silverchain, Australia’s leading in-home care specialist, providing complete health and aged care services to more than 115,000 clients a year and employing more than 4,500 people.
With a national service offering, Silverchain aims to revolutionise the way care is provided and to transform the way it is received. Guided by its own world class research and innovation, Silverchain is the Australian leader in comprehensive care at home.
Dale’s expertise in leading large-scale organisational transformation is contributing to the modernisation of Australian health and aged care. With a focus on innovation and building strategic capability, Dale is known for her inclusive and engaging leadership.
Prior to joining Silverchain, Dale was the Chief Executive of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, establishing Peter Mac as Australia’s largest cancer centre and a world leader in translational cancer research. During her five-year tenure, with the ambition to create an international network to improve collaboration and research links, Dale introduced formal agreements with the world’s leading cancer centres, including Dana Faber in Boston, Fudan Medical Centre in Shanghai and MD Anderson within the Texas Medical Centre. Dale was also a board member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre during this time.
Dale was also previously the Chief Executive of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria, where she re-established the identity of the Women’s as a standalone specialist hospital and was instrumental in creating the first Centre for Women’s Mental Health in Australia.
Dale is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University, an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University (Research) and a former Registered Nurse. Dale also holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business Administration.
In recognition of her achievements throughout three decades of leadership in health care, Dale was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2023. Dale is also a member of Chief Executive Women, which represents Australia’s most senior and distinguished women leaders. Dale has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll and has been honoured as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
In 2020, Dale was appointed to the Advisory Council for the Western Australian Future Health Research and Innovation Fund. In 2023, she joined the Future of Health, a community of international health leaders, academics and policy makers created to help shape the future of global health.