Orion Health appoints new CEO after 30 years of Ian McCrae

Brad Porter set to become CEO, Ian McCrae to continue as an Executive Director

Orion Health today announces Brad Porter will take over the CEO role from Ian McCrae in late August.

McCrae will continue to play a key part in the company as an Executive Director with a particular focus on products. He has decided the time is right to step back to focus on his health and set in motion this next phase of the business, after 30 years as CEO.

Brad Porter is currently the General Manager Commercial (International Sales) at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare where he helped to lead the 1,300 person global sales team across 53 countries. During his time at the company revenue increased from $800 million to a peak of almost $2 billion.

Porter has a strong commercial background and previously worked for KPMG before moving to London for an investment monitoring role with Coller Capital. While in the UK he also delivered advisory services at Kinetic Partners before returning home to join the sales team at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Not to mention that he also represented New Zealand at age group level in rowing.

McCrae says Orion Health has found a leader with the vitality, passion and experience needed to achieve the company’s significant global growth goals.

“Orion Health isn’t a typical global healthcare company. We’re better described as a pack of startups, doing everything we can to solve the most pressing problems in healthcare with groundbreaking new technology.

“Orion Health has always been a proud family business, a sense of whānau is at the heart of our company values. As my son in law, we have grown to understand each other and Brad knows what makes Orion Health tick and he has helped me to develop our strategy for the future.

“Brad is an inspiring leader. He brings a wealth of experience in global sales while closely aligning top local research and development. A perfect match for what we do at Orion Health,” says McCrae.

Porter says the first jobs on his list will be visiting Orion Health’s global network of offices and getting a clear understanding of the intricacies of the business.

“No one understands the specialised needs of digital health like Orion Health, it’s the global leader in population health technology and health data science.

“Orion Health has the world’s number one digital health platform and is innovating game-changing new technology like the Digital Front Door which puts people at the heart of healthcare. I can't wait to join the immensely talented team and lead the next revolution of healthcare," says Porter.

Porter joins Orion Health as it celebrates 30 years in business. Last month Orion Health announced it grew revenue to $150 million in FY22 achieving 12% year-on-year growth revenue across its financial year ending 31 March 2022, underpinned by a profit before short term incentives of $8 million.

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