Movers & Shakers In Healthcare

By Healthcare

Published Date: 2019/03


New South Wales

Christine Morgan has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission, effective March 2019. Christine is the former CEO of The Butterfly Foundation. She is also the National Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. In the not for profit sector, Christine was General Manager at Wesley Mission, over the areas of Corporate Services; and Community and Family Development.

Leo Lee has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Regeneus. Leo has been a member of the Regeneus Board since 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical innovation, commercialisation, regulatory and policy. John Martin who has served as Chief Executive Officer until this time will continue serving on the Board.

Michael Bassett has recently been appointed to the Board of Oncosil. Michael has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets and has held senior management roles at Australia’s leading fund management and investment banking firms.

Dr Nitin Jain has recently moved from Liverpool Hospital to take up the role of Director, Emergency Medicine at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. Nitin brings wide surgical and trauma experience from his roles in Australia and, prior to this, in the UK.

Stephen Doley recently joined Life Without Barriers as the Director, Disability and Aged Care – NSW & ACT. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the community services sector and has dedicated his career to having a positive impact on people with disability and shaping the sector through the provision of innovative solutions.

Tony Gulliver has joined Western Sydney Local Health District as Director, Redevelopment and Infrastructure. Tony joins at a pivotal time in the evolution of this complex health service and the development of the broader region and brings a wealth of technical and project leadership experience.


Adrian Oates recently joined Bionic Vision Technologies as Chief Operating Officer. Adrian has more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the medical device, in-vitro diagnostic, biological and pharmaceutical health care industries at major companies including Cochlear and CSL.

Helen Douglas joined Life Without Barriers this month as State Director Disability Services, Victoria.  Helen brings a powerful blend of community health experience developed over many years, having most recently led Calvary’s national community care operations.

Joshua Gladstone recently moved from Better Care Victoria to Potential(x) / Health Roundtable. Joshua joined the organisation as a Client Relationship Manager and brings with him a wealth of experience in project and program management, particularly in the areas of innovation and improvement. 

Julia Oxley recently joined Monash Health as their new General Manager Community at a pivotal time as Monash reimagines their Community Strategy. Julia is an experienced C-suite public sector executive with impressive experience in emergency services, water and local government.

Dr Lance Emerson has been appointed to the Board of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Lance has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information since January 2018 and has 26 years’ experience in the health sector, including 21 in CEO and executive management roles. 

Rob Lutter has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for HeartKids Limited. Rob was previously the Chief Executive Officer for HeartKids New Zealand, a role which he held since 2014. Rob brings a deep passion about providing support and services for kids and their families along with extensive experience in business and the not-for-profit sector, including delivery of programs and services, fundraising and advocacy.


Rebecca Reynolds has recently joined the Queensland Aids Council as Chief Executive Officer. Rebecca joined QuAC from the National LGBTI Health Alliance, the peak body in Australia for organisations and individuals working to improve health outcomes for LGBTI people and their communities. Working across the full lifespan, Rebecca’s career in the community health sector includes international work on HIV and maternal health, extensive experience in youth and disability services, mental health, suicide prevention, ageing and aged care.

South Australia

Professor Dorothy Keefe has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia, effective from July 2019. Dorothy is Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide and a Senior Medical Oncologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She is also the Interim Medical Director of the SA Cancer Service. Her experience is not only as a medical oncologist but also in the toxicity of cancer treatment, cancer patient advocacy and in healthcare reform.