Our Board of Directors


DR NEALE FONG

FCHSM (Hon) MBBS DipCS MTS MBA FAICD

President/Branch Councillor Director

Appointed to the Board in 2011 and elected President in 2016. Dr Fong has more than 25 years' experience in medical, health care and aged care delivery and leadership roles. He is currently Chairman of Bethesda Hospital and Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Curtin University. He was Director General of the WA Department of Health and Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Health Care Subiaco. He currently consults through Australis Health Advisory to a number of key health clients in Australia. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Medicine and Surgery, a Masters in Theological Studies and a Masters in Business Administration.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GODFREY ISOUARD

FCHSM BSc MHA PhD AFAIM

Vice President/Branch Councillor Director

Appointed to the Board in 2009. Godfrey Isouard is Associate Professor of health Management at the University of New England. He has a medical science and public health background, and before moving to academia held senior clinical and health service executive positions. He is currently chair of the National ACHSM Education Committee, Foundation Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, and Past President of ACHSM NSW Branch and the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education. His research interests focus on leadership, evaluation and review of organisational performance, the health management workforce, and quality and safety improvement.

GRAHAM HYDE

FCHSM (Hon) FIPA FAIM FRSH AFAAQHC PHF MASQ

Treasurer/Additional Director

Graham has been an active member of the College since 1974. He served on a number of NSW Committees. He has been a Chief Executive in NSW from 1979 until 1991 and in Queensland from 1991 until 2001 when he retired and established his own Consulting firm specialising in Quality Management Systems, Organisational Development and Financial Accounting. In the last 15 years he has reviewed Queensland and Victorian HACC services and Disability Services. He is a qualified AS/NZS 9001.2105 Lead Auditor and a Coordinator/Surveyor for the Australian Council on Health Care Standards.

Directors

MARK AVERY
FCHSM BHA MBus(Res) FAIM FAICD 
Branch Councillor Director

Appointed to the Board in 2016.  Mark Avery is an academic and the Program Director for Health Services Management at the Griffith University.  His research and consultancy interest areas include leadership and management in health services; patient safety and quality care; community information in health services.  Mark has over 30 years experience in senior leadership, management and corporate roles in both the public and private health care sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. His career and experience has been at senior executive, chief executive, consultant, board director levels in hospitals, community health and regulation. Mark has been a member of the College for some 40 years and in that time has been member of three State and Territory Branches.

MARK DIAMOND

FCHSM BA (BCAE - Latrobe University) BSW (University of Melbourne)

Branch Councillor Director

Appointed to the Board in 2009. Mark has more than 25 years' management experience in the health and community services industry in three Australian states. He has worked in both metropolitan and rural environments and has been involved in the implementation of significant reforms in the mental health sector in South Australia. He now provides management consulting services to the health and community service industry and is sought after for his expertise in providing strategic and operational support to government, non-government and private sector organisations. Mark first joined the College in 1997, is currently the Vice President SA Branch (since 2010) and was appointed to the former Junior Vice President position of the Board in 2012.

MS ANGELA MAGARRY

FCHSM BHA MPS

Branch Councillor Director

Angela Magarry is an experienced healthcare CEO who has extensive experience in both government and non-government sectors mainly in strategic policy and government relations roles, nationally and internationally. She is currently CEO of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges. In 2011 Angela received an Australia Award for excellence in higher education reform. Angela holds a BHA, MPS and is a Fellow of ACHSM. Angela is on the ACT Branch.

MR DANIEL MAHONY

B. Physio G.DipHSM AFCHSM APAM MAICD

Additional Director

Daniel is currently Chairman of Future Health Leaders, ACHSM WA Branch Councillow and Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Rural Group. Daniel has a passion for rural and remote health and is a past Board Member of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH). As a Senior Physiotherapist in rural Western Australia, Daniel aims to promote and support the next generation of health leaders and managers into the future.

MS JAYANTHI MOHANAKRISHNAN

FCHSM, President NZIHM

Branch Councillor Director

Jayanthi has a wealth of private and public healthcare experience gained during 25 years in a number of senior management roles in India and New Zealand. Jayanthi's expertise lies in having a vision and getting everybody on board, set clear expectations and work efficiently towards a common goal. Jayanthi has built a reputation as someone with high integrity, strong professionalism, and passion, who is committed to high quality outcomes in all her endeavours. Her strong technical abilities, focus and drive play an important role in supporting the DHB. Jayanthi is on a number of Regional and National Committee's as the Health Board representative on health service design.

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JOHN RASA

FCHSM BA MHP FAIM MAICD FAHRI

Additional Director

John was appointed to the ACHSM Board in 2009 and currently serves as Independent Director. John was National President of ACHSM for the past four years. He has previously served as President of the Victorian Branch of the College and as Chief Examiner for the College's Fellowship program. John is currently on the Board of the Latrobe Regional Hospital as well as Executive Director of the Edge Management Consulting and the Australian Centre for Leadership Development. For six years, John was the Chief Executive Officer of Networking Health Victoria (NHV) and General Practice Victoria. Previously he was CEO of a number of hospitals and health services in Victoria and New South Wales.


DR TIM SMYTH

FCHSM MB BS LLB MBA

Additional Director

Tim joined the Board in August 2014 as a Board appointed independent director. He is well known in the health sector having had a range of senior executive roles across hospitals, health services and the NSW Ministry of Health. Tim is a Special Counsel in corporate and commercial law with Holman Webb lawyers, Chair of the Western NSW Primary Health Network and a management consultant.

MS JULIE TATE

FCHSM FIR MBus GradDipHSM GradDipEd DipDiagRad MAICD

Branch Councillor Director

Appointed to the Board in 2015. Julie has recently commenced in the position of Operations Manager Medical Imaging Services for the Tasmanian Health Service Southern Region following five years with the Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania as Manager Clinical Support and Cancer Services Development. Julie has extensive health management experience gained during 27 years in a number of senior management roles in Victoria and Tasmania. Some of her special interests include process redesign, workforce planning and community participation in health. Julie has been a member of the College since 1995 and has served on Stage Branch Council in both Victoria and Tasmania. She has previous Board experience as a Board Director for the Cooperative Research Centre for Biomedical Imaging Development and she is a current Board Director for MS Tasmania.

MR JOHN TURNER

FCHSM JP Grad Dip H Sc (Admin) Cert Bus

Branch Councillor Director

John retired in January after 19 years as Chief Executive of Bentleigh Bayside Community Health which is based in metropolitan Melbourne's southern suburbs for the past seventeen years. The service provides a wide range of services across two municipalities. He has worked in healthcare administration in both South Australia and Victoria for fifty years in city and rural hospitals, community health services and specialist medical institutions. His involvement in community health dates back to 1974 when the Federal Government commenced funding community health. A member of the College since 1969 and Immediate Past President of the Victorian State Branch, John has also been convenor of the Community Health CEO Special Interest Group for eleven years and a member of the Education & Seminar Committee. John was awarded Life Membership of the College in 2015.

Invitees


DR LIU SHAO HAEI

President - Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives

He was the Medical Superintendent of Tuen Mun Hospital from 1990-1992 and commissioned the regional hospital. In 1993-1995, he was the Hospitals Chief Executive of Ruttonjee Hospital to implement new management initiatives. During the SARS epidemic, he was a member of the Head Office outbreak team and was involved in infection control, data administration and dissemination of information. In 2008, he coordinated the Hospital Authority rescue operations to Sichuan Earthquake and the leader of the Initial Assessment Team. Dr Liu is also the in-charge and Advisor of the Corporate Clinical Psychology Service in Hospital Authority Head Office.

He is now the Chief Manager of Infection, Emergency and Contingency Department. His portfolio includes coordination of various specialist services such as Accident & Emergency Service, Intensive Care Service, Trauma Centres, Isolation Facilities, Major Incident Control Centre, Toxicology and Critical Incident Psychology Service.