Denise Bennett

Denise Bennett

Denise pioneered the application of Lean Thinking in healthcare and local government within Australia, learning and sharing what she has learned within these sectors and internationally to the Lean Thinking community. She has established a comprehensive development program for Lean Learners and Practitioners and the Lean Practitioner course is certified by Swinburne University (Certificate 1V).

Denise is an active member of the Lean Global Network, a faculty member of Lean Enterprise Australia and a founding executive of the Australasian Lean Healthcare Network. She constantly support the activities of these organisations, including convening summits and workshops. She plays a strong role in connecting Lean Thinkers locally, nationally and internationally.  In 2016, she co-convened the inaugural Lean Healthcare Academic Conference at Stanford, a partnership between Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care and the School of Medicine attracting 250 delegates.

She loves to lead and develop teams, gaining immense satisfaction from developing the capability of her team members, ensuring that she is preparing them for their next potential career opportunity.

The following companies have been among her significant clients:-

  • Porter-Davis
  • City of Port Phillip
  • Parkes Shire Council
  • Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
  • Mater Hospital Queensland
  • Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
  • Barwon Health
  • North West Regional Hospital, Tasmania
  • Vic Dep't Health & sites
  • Christchurch Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane Hospital
  • Alfred Hospital, Victoria
  • Northern Territory Health (LHA)
  • Lakes District NZ (LHA)
  • Northern Territory Health (LHA)
  • Queensland Health (FNQ)
  • Lakes District NZ
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Canada
  • Queensland Health
  • Barwon Health (Victoria)
  • Wellington Hospital, NZ
  • Queensland Health
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
  • Northland Health, NZ