Professor Sandra Leggat is Professor of Health Services Management and director of the Building Healthy Communities research focus area at La Trobe University. She joined the La Trobe University Health Services Management Program in May 2002. She has had a varied career in health care management. Sandy started as a physiotherapist in Ontario, Canada and moved through the hierarchy to become department manager and then senior manager in a number of Canadian health care organisations. She was Vice-President Planning and Corporate Development at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Administrative Director Primary Ambulatory and Community Care at The Toronto Hospital (now known as University Health Network) and Executive Director at The Health Station, a community health centre in Toronto. Sandy moved from Toronto in 1998 to become Chief Planning Officer of the Inner and Eastern Health Care Network in Melbourne. She has experience as a management consultant, most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers, but also with The Hay Group and Agnew Peckham and Associates, a smaller health care planning consulting firm. She has always enjoyed teaching and has lectured at Monash University and the University of Toronto.