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Who’s Moving December 2019

Who’s Moving December 2019 tracks who has moved careers across the healthcare, academic healthcare, life sciences, not-for-profit, human services and digital health sectors, globally. At Ccentric we have had the pleasure of working with an excellent group of candidates over the last month and would like to congratulate the following on their new positions.

Mr Arthur Yannakou has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Healthscope. He has most recently been the State Manager QLD, WA, NT and SA.

Dr Lesley Forster has been appointed the inaugural Dean of Rural Medicine at Charles Sturt University’s School of Rural Medicine, a joint program in medicine run in partnership with Western Sydney University. Dr Forster is leaving her role at UNSW where she has been the Association Dean Rural Health.

Ms Kate Gunn is leaving her position as COO of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to join the Children’s Medical Research Institute as Chief Operating Officer.

Ms Grace Loh is moving to the Mount Hospital as their new Perioperative Services Manager, leaving her role at St John of God Midlands.

Mr Bart Bieniek is leaving his position at Mater North Sydney to take up a position as the Commercial Manager NSW/ACT for Healthscope.

Ms Gabriella Ramsay has been appointed to the Lead, Workforce Management & Reform position at Central Adelaide Local Health Network leaving her role as Chief Human Resources Officer at SA Department of for Child Protection.

Following the restructure at Central Adelaide Local Health Network, the following people have taken up appointments as a Clinical Program Delivery Manager working across the LHN; stepping in to lead the following programs are:

  • Acute and Urgent Care: Mr Scott Bennett who has previously held positions with organisations including Tasmanian Health and Eastern Health;
  • Surgery: Mr Brett Paradine who was most recently the Executive Director Corporate Services at Country Health South Australia;
  • Cancer: Ms Joanne Glover leaving her role as General Manager Critical Care and Emergency at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service;
  • Specialty Medicine: Mr Arish Naresh the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at Capital and Coast District Health Board; and
  • Neuroscience, Rehabilitation and Consultation: Mr David Naughton leaving WA Country Health Service where he has been Regional Director, Great Southern.

Ms Jill Adams is leaving her position as the Director, People & Capability at Charles Darwin University to join Southern NSW Local Health District as the Director, People & Performance.

Other People on the Move

Ms Wendy Waddell has commenced as the new CEO of CraigCare, leaving her role with Japara Healthcare as Group Executive of Care and Commercial.

Professor Mario Pinto has been appointed the new Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at Griffith University. Professor Pinto is leaving his role as Vice President Research and Chair of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM has been appointed the new Chancellor of Macquarie University replacing the Hon. Michael Egan AO. Dr Parkinson until August 2019 served as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Professor Rachel Huxley has commenced as the Executive Dean Faculty of Health at Deakin University, leaving her role at La Trobe University as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor Research.

Professor Nic Smith has been appointed the new Provost of Queensland University of Technology, taking up the position in March 2020. He is leaving his role as Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland.

Mr Luke Grieve has joined Australian Unity as General Manager Care and Clinical, leaving his position at Enrich Living Services as Chief Operating Officer.

Professor Michael Brydon OAM has joined The University of Notre Dame as the Associate Dean of Rural Clinical Schools based in Lithgow. Professor Brydon was the former Chief Executive of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

Mr Tim Hume, former CIO at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services will take up the position of Chief Information Officer at Macquarie University.

Mr Dan Maslin has been appointed the inaugural Chief Information Security Officer at Monash University. Mr Maslin is leaving his role as Cyber Security Manager at RACV.

Professor Anton Middelberg has been appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research) at the University of Adelaide, leaving his post as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has promoted Professor Robina Xavier to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Education) beginning in February 2020, she is currently the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business. Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik currently a Professor of Materials Science at QUT will take up the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research) commencing in December 2019.

Mr David Moody has been announced as the new CEO of National Disability Services (NDS) after acting in the role for the last few months. Mr Moody was previously the State Manager Victoria for the NDS.

Ms Maria Davison has commenced as Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Western Australia. Prior to this appointment Ms Davison was the COO at Ability Centre and General Manager Home Care & Housing at Amana Living.

Ms Loretta Seamer has started as the Executive Director Strategy & Performance for Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Ms Seamer has previously worked as a Chief Finance Officer for a variety of health services including Sidra Medicine in Qatar, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust in London and the Children’s Health Queensland HHS.

Ms Cath Cronin is moving back to Australia to Monash Health as Transformation Director. Ms Cronin has been in New Zealand since 2012 working at Waitemata DHB as Director of Hospital Services and Service Manager Surgical and Ambulatory Services.

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