Each director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of specific aspects of our health service, and manages department heads and staff within their own defined roles.
BProsOrth, Dip Applied Science, GAICD, AFCHSE
Craig has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior manager and executive in the Victorian public health sector, having worked in metropolitan teaching hospitals prior to moving into regional health. He led the development of our Primary & Community Services Division 12 years prior to commencing as CEO in 2017. He’s committed to continually improving services to enhance patient and client safety and access whilst providing a great overall consumer experience, and to enhancing the health of individuals and their communities.
BComm (Accounting/Finance), ASA, GAICD
Andrew has worked in the Victorian public health sector for 34 years, joining us in 2005. He has held positions at executive management level for more than two decades in roles combining chief finance officer duties with executive responsibility for corporate/support services. He has extensive experience, understanding and commitment to the rural and regional health sector.
BHealth Science (Physiotherapy), Cert Healthcare Innovation & Entrepreneurship, AFACHSM
Jamie has more than 15 years’ experience in leading clinical and support service departments and divisions at Victorian rural and regional health services. Here at SWH he has responsibility for the operation of non-clinical support services, capital redevelopment, our Camperdown Hospital and Merindah Lodge. With extensive understanding of the public health care sector, he’s committed to delivering outstanding healthcare and patient experiences in regional settings.
MD, FACEM, FAAEM
Grace is an emergency doctor with more than 12 years’ experience in a variety of emergency departments throughout the United States and Australia. She has served more than 2 years as clinical director for two emergency departments, including six months at SWH. She brings extensive understanding of care delivery and is especially interested in improving quality outcomes and enhancing the patient experience through an engaged medical workforce and team-based care.
RN, BMedSci(Nur Hon1st), Dip Project Mgmnt, ADip Nur, MHM
Gaynor has more than 15 years’ experience in Australian healthcare, having worked in the public healthcare system in the ACT, NSW and QLD, held national roles with the Commonwealth (Digital Health), and held a senior governance role at the largest health service in Australasia (Metro North Hospital & Health Services). She believes our people are our greatest asset and is passionate about workplace culture and its impact on patient safety and experience.
BA (Hons), MA (Social Work)
Richard joined our executive team in November 2020 with over 12 years’ experience in the health and human services sector across the United Kingdom and Australia, spending several years most recently working in executive positions within health services in the Northern Territory. He has a mental health clinical background and is committed to supporting the provision of high quality, consumer focused mental health services.
Kerryn was appointed to our executive team in 2017 after working at SWH since 2000. With a strong clinical background, she has a comprehensive understanding of the Primary and Community Services Division. She is committed to the development of programs which deliver integrated multidisciplinary care outside of hospital walls.
BSocSci, BA (Hons), MBA, PGCertBus, CertIV TAE, CAHRI, PGCertHSM
Leani joined our executive team in January 2019 as our first Executive Director of People and Culture. She has more than a fifteen years’ experience in human resources and organisational development positions in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, predominantly in the healthcare industry. Leani has experience in managing all aspects of people and culture including change management, industrial relations, education, and safety and wellbeing, as well as the commissioning of hospitals.