Pradeep Philip moves on to head Vic start-up initiative

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services secretary Dr Pradeep Philip has been moved by Premier Daniel Andrews to head up a new innovation initiative for the Victorian government.

Philip said he had been asked by the Premier to “lead the new entity constituting the government’s priority start-up initiative”, which is being established to “foster, develop and accelerate entrepreneurship in the Victorian economy and to harness innovation as a driver of economic growth and performance,” according to a statement released by Networking Health Victoria. He continued:

“This new opportunity to deliver on one of the government’s central economic election commitments is an exciting one … innovation, the role of technology and the creation of social and economic value have been motivating threads throughout my career.”

While in the DHHS, Philip pushed for the public service to consider its role in social justice.

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