Who’s Moving June 2014

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Who’s Moving (June 2014) tracks who has moved careers in the healthcare, academic and life sciences sectors globally.

Damian Armour who has been the CEO of Epworth Freemasons Hospitals is taking up a dual position within Epworth Healthcare as CEO of the new Epworth Geelong Hospital and Executive Director of Diagnostics & Radiation Oncology Epworth Healthcare. In his place at Epworth Freemasons Hospital, Mr David Nowell will take over as Executive Director. Previously he was General Manager at Cabrini Brighton.

Ms Robynne Cooke is making the move from Northern Health where she was Executive Director Acute Health and Chief Nursing Officer to Sydney to become General Manager, Liverpool Hospital.

Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE has been named Chancellor of the University of Birmingham. Lord Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer and has previously been involved with the University as a member of the School of Business Advisory board.

 Ms Susan O’Neil who has been Executive Director of Nursing at Cabrini Health since 2009 will be making a move to Albury Wodonga Health to become the new Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Michael Lee has recently moved from Pfizer where he was Medical Director/Asia Pacific Head of Medical Affairs to become Senior Director & Regional Medical Head, APAC/ANZ for Shire Pharmaceuticals.

Durham University has been appointed a new Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), Professor Claire Warwick will begin in September 2014, moving from University College London. In the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer, Ms Sally McGill will join Durham University in July 2014.

Mr Peter Stewart has recently joined Roche Products Australia as their new Country Medical Director. He was previously the Medical Director and Head of PCBU Medical for Pfizer.

Mrs Nicole Waldron who has been with Epworth Healthcare since 2011 in various positions has been appointed Executive Director, Epworth Richmond.

At the University of Exeter there have been a few changes in senior positions:

  • Professor Nick Kaye who is currently the Dean of the College of Humanities has been named as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) beginning August 2014.
  • Professor Neil Armstrong has stepped down as Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor to focus on research; Professor Janice Kay has been appointed in his place. Professor Kay will continue to also have management responsibility for the University of Exeter Medical School.
  • Professor Robert Van de Noort has been named as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic Planning and Resources at the University of Reading, leaving his post of Dean of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Professor Philippa Pattison who has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Melbourne is moving to the University of Sydney to become Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

Professor Pankaj Sah who has been the Deputy Director of the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland has been made Director of the new Science of Learning Centre.

Alex Demidov has joined Healthscope as General Manager for the Nepean Private Hospital. He was previously General Manager at Dalcross Adventist Hospital.

Brett Goods has been appointed as General Manager of the Dalcross Adventist Hospital, having previously held the position of CEO of Mayo Private Hospital in Taree.

Professor Steven Doherty has moved to the University of New England as the Head of the School of Rural Medicine, having previously been at the University of Newcastle as Head of the Tamworth Clinical School.

Mr Simon Hamilton has moved back into the health sector into the Human Resources Manager position at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Mr Paul Geddes has just left his position at St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba as Perioperative Services Manager to start with the new Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital as the Assistant Director of Clinical Services Perioperative.

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