Skip links and keyboard navigation

Executive Team

The Metro South Health Executive Team includes a Health Service Chief Executive and a group of Executive Directors who are each responsible for a service or portfolio within our health service. This team reports to the Hospital and Health Board.

Shaun Drummond

Mr Shaun Drummond

Position: 
Chief Executive
Start date: 
May 2019

Shaun Drummond is the Chief Executive of Metro South Health. Shaun was the Chief Executive of Metro North Hospital and Health Service from 2017 to 2019 and prior to that, he was the Executive Director Operations at Metro North.

He has been a Chief Operating Officer in the health sector for more than 15 years and has worked in the public health system in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand. Shaun’s professional background is in Industrial Relations and Organisational Development.

Robert Mackway-Jones

Mr Robert Mackway-Jones

Position: 
Chief Finance Officer
Start date: 
June 2013

Robert has 22 years of health sector experience and more than 12 years of senior leadership experience within the New Zealand environment. He joined Metro South Health as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in June 2013. Robert’s New Zealand health experience included various financial roles and sector leadership roles. From 2010 to 2013 he led the health needs assessment, strategic planning, funding and contracting for health services activities for the Southern District Health Board while concurrently fulfilling its Chief Finance Officer role.

Dr Michael Cleary

Dr Michael Cleary

Position: 
Executive Director, PAH-QEII Health Network
Start date: 
July 2017

Dr Michael Cleary is a respected and experienced leader, strategic planner and specialist at identifying and capturing business opportunities, leading transformational change and delivering improved performance. He has a strong focus on corporate governance and stewardship of organisations. He has an extensive background at senior level within health including his involvement on the boards of ACEM and ACHS.

He represented Queensland on AHMAC and the Hospitals’ Principal Committee. He has held the role of Deputy Director-General and Chief Operations Officer within the Queensland Department of Health. He is currently the Executive Director Medical Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and President of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators.

Dr Jacinta Powell

Dr Jacinta Powell

Position: 
Executive Director, Logan-Bayside Health Network
Start date: 
November 2016

Dr Jacinta Powell was appointed to the role of Executive Director, Logan Bayisde Health Network in August 2017 after acting in the position for a number of months. Prior to this was the Director of Medical Services for Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals, the Medical Director for the Metro North Mental Health Service and Clinical Director for The Prince Charles Hospital. Her previous experience includes Director, Inner North Brisbane Mental Health Service, Director of Herston Mental Health Services and founder of the Eating Disorders service at Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.

Dr Powell’s qualifications include the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (1994), a Masters of Health Administration from the University of NSW (2002) and a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (2011). Dr Powell has experience in working in state wide roles as the Principal Advisor in Psychiatry and Director of Mental Health for Queensland. She has been an active member of the Queensland Branch of the RANZCP for many years currently holding the position of Chair of the Queensland Branch Training Committee.

She is a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and has a keen interest in health care systems, patient safety and consumer and carer engagement. Dr Powell maintains an active clinical practice working with adults with severe, chronic and complex mental illness including providing a consultation liaison psychiatry service to the renal dialysis unit.

Mr Kieran Kinsella

Mr Kieran Kinsella

Position: 
Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services
Start date: 
May 2019

Kieran Kinsella has held senior health management positions in both UK and Australian health services. Kieran qualified as a mental health nurse following his training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London and also has a Masters qualification. 

Kieran worked in various leadership roles in London and the South East of England. These included a mental health advisory role and Head of Mental Health Services. A key achievement in this role was the development of an acute care service model that reduced the reliance on inpatient beds ensuring consumers had opportunities to be cared for in their homes when acutely unwell. 

In February 2019 Kieran was appointment as the Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South Health. Kieran is passionate about supporting staff to innovate and create opportunities that lead to better outcomes for our consumers. 

Prior to this Kieran held the Executive Director position within Central Queensland. Kieran was responsible for a broad range of services, including Mental Health, Oral Health, Public Health and Aged Care. In this role Kieran lead several successful projects and played a key role in the development of a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives in partnership with local communities.

Image of Dr Michael Daly

Dr Michael Daly

Position: 
Executive Director, Clinical Governance
Start date: 
June 2012

A graduate from University College Dublin, Michael commenced his senior management roles as the Executive Director Medical Services of West Moreton in 2002.

After leading the Bundaberg Hospital Emergency Response Team in 2005, Michael founded the Southern Area Clinical Governance Unit.   

Since 2008 Michael has been the Executive Director Clinical Governance, Metro South Health, incorporating a Tertiary and four General Hospitals.

At Metro South Health, Michael has developed and evolved a number of Australia-leading Clinical Governance systems, including Communication Training programs, Senior Medical Performance processes, Audit and Scorecard systems and Digital Hospital Safety systems.

Michael led the Accreditation against the 10 National Standards that saw Princess Alexandra Hospital achieve the best results in Australia. He is running collaborations with New Zealand and Norway and is a frequent invitee to provide Clinical Governance support and advice to other hospitals across Australia. Since 2014, 14 Hospitals have visited Michael and his team.

Michael is an Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT, and is a member of the National Model Clinical Governance Advisory panel. He is published in End of Life, Deteriorating Patients, Disaster Management and Communication Programs and is an International speaker on Senior Medical Performance and Digital Hospital Safety.

Image of Kay Toshach

Ms Kay Toshach

Position: 
Executive Director, Planning Engagement and Reform
Start date: 
June 2012

Kay has a background in physiotherapy and worked as a senior clinician within Queensland Health and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service before pursuing an interest in workforce, organisational development and change management. Both within the Princess Alexandra Hospital and more recently, across Metro South Health, she has been responsible for leading a range of broad change initiatives including workforce and performance models, critical service partnerships, planning frameworks and corporate governance models. Kay acted as the Metro South Health executive lead for the transition to an independent statutory body in line with national and state health reform in 2012.

Mr Dave Waters

Mr Dave Waters

Position: 
Executive Director, Workforce Services
Start date: 
October 2017

Dave is a senior human resources executive, having worked in a number of Queensland Government agencies, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer at the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Prior to this, he was Chief Human Resources Officer at the Department of Health. In both of these roles he led the design of workforce strategies and frameworks to build capacity, capability and culture to meet current and future organisational needs.

He has a strong track record of implementing improvements across the spectrum of human resources, including HR business models, leadership capability, inclusion and diversity, staff attraction and retention, and employee culture and engagement. In addition, his previous experience as a professional journalist also provides a unique perspective on the engagement and communications opportunities for modern HR functions.

Dave has a Bachelor of Business with Distinction in Human Resources Management and Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics.

Cameron Ballantine

Mr Cameron Ballantine

Position: 
Acting Chief Information Officer
Start date: 
October 2017

Cameron Ballantine is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in Intensive Care. Cameron has practical experience in clinical leadership positions across the public sector, has worked in health delivery roles in Queensland, and also has a Masters qualification in Health Science. He has experience in the implementation, management and delivery of ICT and its benefits in hospital and healthcare systems, through working with clinicians to drive transformation and deliver outcomes.

His most recent position has been leading the implementation of the Digital Hospital/ieMR for Metro South Health. The outcome has been the successful implementation of Princess Alexandra Hospital, the largest public tertiary hospital, the first ‘full digital stack’ at Logan Hospital, and the first rural digital hospital at Beaudesert in Queensland.

Cameron's digital experience includes service delivery transformation to support changing models of care associated with digital hospitals. This includes significant experience in leading implementation of data analytics and predictive modelling to support patient care.

Dr Susan ODwyer

Dr Susan O'Dwyer

Position: 
Executive Director, Medical Services
Start date: 
June 2012

Dr Susan O'Dwyer has worked in medical administration roles at various facilities across Queensland since 2001. Her experience includes a seven-year term (2005-2012) in the Department of Health, Queensland, with responsibilities for medical workforce, education and training.

Susan is currently the Chair of the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia, a Pracitioner Member of the Medical Board of Australia, and a Censor for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Prior to taking up her appointment with the Medical Board of Australia, Susan had been appointed to the Australian Medical Council expert IMG committee and prevocational accreditation committee. Susan’s current research interest is in doctors' health and wellbeing.

Image of Veronica Casey

Ms Veronica Casey

Position: 
Executive Director, Nursing Services
Start date: 
June 2012

Veronica has held nursing executive leadership positions in Queensland Health since 1998. She worked in nursing director roles at The Prince Charles Hospital, the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Royal Women’s Hospital prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Nursing Services at Princess Alexandra Hospital. During her time at PAH, she has been instrumental in helping the hospital achieve re-designation under the Magnet® credentialing program, and the introduction of the Nurse Sensitive Indicator performance monitoring system. In 2010, she was appointed as one of three inaugural international commissioners for the American Nurses Credentialing Centre. Veronica was appointed as a Board Member on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in May 2014.

Ms Anne Coccetti

Ms Anne Coccitti

Position: 
Acting Executive Director, Allied Health
Start date: 
May 2019

Anne Coccitti is the Acting Executive Director of Allied Health for Metro South Health.In February 2018 Anne was appointed as Director of Allied Health for Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals. Prior to that appointment, Anne was the Director of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Logan Hospital since 2010. 

While working at Logan Hospital, Anne was involved in the service planning for the Logan Hospital redevelopment including the Emergency Department expansion, introduction of the inpatient rehabilitation unit and the introduction of the Integrated Specialist ENT service.  

Anne has more than 25 years’ experience in health service and hospital management, clinical service re-design and service development, including 13 years at NSW Health. 

Anne has a keen interest in service development, innovative models of care, the identification of opportunities to improve the patient journey and person-centred care within health. She is also involved in a number of research projects to evaluate innovative service delivery models including allied health, extended scope of practice, and delegation models.
 

Last updated 17 May 2019