Who’s Moving (April 2013) Keep track with the latest news on leadership movements within healthcare, academia and life sciences globally.
Help is on its way for NSW as Ray Creen, formerly CEO of the South Australian Ambulance Service, moves to Sydney to tape up the key appointment as CEO of the Ambulance Service of NSW.
NSW also extends a warm ‘bienvenue’ to Dr Jean-Frederic Lavesque who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information. He is currently Scientific Director of Analyses and Evaluation of Health Systems in Quebec’s Institute of Public Health in Canada.
Raju Narayan, former Divisional President of International Operations at Parkway Pantai, is joining Virtus Health as Director of International Business Development and will be based in Singapore.
More locally, Brendan Ayres, formerly with Ortho Group, is joining Virtus Health as State Managing Director of IVF Australia, based in Sydney.
Professor Keith McNeil has departed Metro North Health District in Brisbane, and Australia, to become Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Rose Maternity Hospital in the United Kingdom.
Peter Mangles, former CEO of Pulse Health and more recently General Manager of International SOS’s operations at Freeport in Indonesia, has also moved to the UK as General Manager of Northern Europe with International SOS.
Heading overseas as well is Nick Champness, former Chief Operations Officer of Healthscope Pathology, who joins Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA.
Scott McLachlan, former Director of Operations at Hunter New England Health, is now CEO of Western NSW Local Health District.
Debra Cerasa is the new CEO of MS Australia. Debra was CEO of the Royal College of Nursing Australia.
Peter Monaghan, formerly with Queensland Health, is moving across to Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane as Director of Corporate Services.
Kimberley Pierce, Executive Director of Clinical Services Redesign at Ernst & Young, is to be the new CEO of the new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, operated by Ramsay Healthcare.
Phil Green, formerly Finance Manager with Genea, has relocated to Christchurch as Chief Financial Officer of Comrad Medical Systems.
Belinda Moye is moving within SA Health. Belinda has previously been CEO of SA Country Health and is now CEO of the Southern Adelaide Local Hospital Network.
Christine Dennis is travelling north. From her position as CEO of Southern Adelaide Local Hospital Network, Christine now takes up the role of Executive Director of Royal Darwin Hospital.
Simon James, former CEO of Brisbane Private Hospital, has been appointed CEO of Greater Metro South Medicare Local.
Peter Mott moves from St John of God Murdoch and Regional Hospitals to take up his appointment as CEO at Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth.
Shane Kelly is also on the move, this time from St John of God Subiaco where he was CEO, to assume the position of CEO at North Metropolitan Health Service in Perth.
Rejoining the movers and shakers in the west is Di Jones who joins Joondalup Health Campus after spending several years based in Sydney as National Director of Clinical Services at Little Company of Mary Healthcare.
Jane Orr is moving to Mundipharma as their new Managing Director.
In another gain for Mundipharma, Jagdish Ghadge – formerly Senior Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Jannssen Cilag – has joined as Regulatory Affairs Manager.
Jane Compton is changing direction, formerly at Eastern Health, she moves to Northern Health as CEO.
Matthew Mackay, former Director of Clinical Services at Surgery Centres Australiasia is now with Pulse Health as Chief Operation Officer.
Memo Musa, the former Chief Executive of Whanganui District Health Board, has been appointed Chief Executive of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
Professor Gary Smith has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Deakin University. Professor Smith is currently the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and International) at the University of Western Sydney.
Baker & McKenzie has recruited life sciences partner Amanda Turnill from DLA Piper. Amanda will co-chair Baker;s Australian life sciences group with partner Ben McLaughlin.
Leading international medical researcher Professor Stephen Smith has been appointed Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is currently Vice-President (Research) at Nanyang Technology University and takes up his position in Melbourne in September of this year.
In another offshore appointment, Dr David McGriffin is arriving to head up cardiothoracic surgery at Alfred Health. He was previously Chief, Section of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Deputy Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery with the School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he had a very busy job and a very big business card.
Robert Morton, Director of the National Ambulance Service, Ireland is winging his way to Adelaide as CEO of the SA Ambulance Service.
It’s a hot career path to and from Queensland this autumn:
Mick Reid, former Director-General at Queensland Health has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as National Healthcare Markets Leader.
Maree Geraghty, currently the CEO of Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, is heading south west to become CEO of Country Health, South Australia.
Maryanne Hambrecht, former CEO of Family Planning Queensland is off to the Queensland Eye Hospital as CEO/Director of Nursing.
Gerry Wyvill from Queensland Health is moving to Townsville as CEO of Mater Health Services North Queensland.
Steve Zappia, State Manager of Queensland Imaging for Primary Healthcare, joins Virtus Health’s Queensland Fertility Group as State Managing Director.