Rama Nair was born and bred in Singapore before he moved to Australia in 1990. He qualified from R.M.I.T University-Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems and minor in Accounting.
Rama has worked in Singapore with organisations such as KPMG, iBridge Pte Ltd and Control Solutions International Asia Pacific, and prior to joining NT Cardiac Pty Ltd, Rama worked with Stantons International Pty Ltd in Perth, Canberra and Darwin, and GPM System Pty Ltd in Melbourne, after his formal education.
He gained practical experience in IT risk, security and audit assignments across a wide variety of industries including banking, healthcare and electrical component distribution sectors at a “Big 4” company in Singapore. He also performed IT general controls reviews for both public and private companies such as Stantons International Pty Ltd and Control Solutions International Asia Pacific where he has accumulated extensive experience in SAP security and authorisation, IT security and audit. His sound knowledge of a variety of methodologies on systems development, design, implementation, and project management techniques have been proficient in the use of several security / audit software tools.
Prior to joining NT Cardiac, Rama worked in the Northern Territory where he managed several key assignments within the Department of Local Government & Housing, Department of Health, Darwin Port Corporation and Land Development Corporation. For the Department of Health, Rama managed their 3 Year Internal Audit Program (2009-12) for the Acute Care Division of the Department of Health comprising of the Northern Territory’s five public hospitals, located in Darwin, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy (Gove), Katherine and Tennant Creek. This also includes the review and development of a 3 Year Strategic Internal Audit Plan and an Annual Audit Plan. The internal audit engagements generally cover a wide range of operational practices including Delegations (Financial & HR), Expenditure (Procurement & Accounts Payable); Revenue (Receipting/Banking & Accounts Receivable); Inventory Management; Asset Management; Contract Management; Grants Management; Personnel & Payroll; Staff Rostering & Utilisation, PATS and Financial Budgeting & Reporting. Rama has also completed a confidential and high-profile engagement to review the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems and processes in place relating to credentialing for medical practitioners in the Northern Territory.
He joined NT Cardiac in 2011 as General Manager and since been overseeing major business areas of the organisation such as finance, strategy, HR, marketing, operations, risk and information management. Rama’s wealth of knowledge in all areas business, management, development, risk and audit has helped NT Cardiac achieve many of its strategic and operational goals. Rama’s vision for the future is to provide the best quality service to Northern Territory patients. He hopes to achieve this with exceptional focus towards patients.