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Executive Team

The Health Service Chief Executive (HSCE) is responsible for overall management, performance and activity outcomes for Metro South Health. The HSCE reports directly to the Hospital and Health Board.

Noelle Cridland

Ms Noelle Cridland

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of Metro South Health, Noelle Cridland is responsible for the operational management of one of one of Australia’s largest public health services. Noelle is an experienced health sector leader who has held senior roles at Metro South Hospital and Health Service as Executive Director of the Logan and Beaudesert Health Service, and Acting Chief Operating Officer.

Ms Paula Foley

Chief Operating Officer

Paula Foley is responsible for providing operational leadership, direction and day-to-day management of Metro South Health to optimise quality healthcare and business outcomes. Paula is an accomplished health professional and senior clinician with extensive executive experience in healthcare across both the private and public sector.

Dr Michael Cleary

Dr Michael Cleary PSM

Chief People, Engagement and Research Officer

Dr Michael Cleary is responsible for setting and overseeing the execution of Metro South Health’s workforce, engagement and research strategies. Michael commenced working with Queensland Health in 1984.

Murray Brown

Mr Murray Brown

Chief Finance Officer

Murray Brown is responsible for Metro South Health’s financial operations, including the finance portfolio, procurement and supply, assets and infrastructure. Murray has significant financial and operational management experience working in large government organisations.

Dr Susan O'Dwyer

Executive Director, Medical Services

Dr Susan O’Dwyer is responsible for providing high-level strategic and operational medical leadership and advice to ensure high quality healthcare service provision across the health service. Susan has worked in various senior medical administration roles in medical workforce, education, and training.

Ms Veronica Casey AM

Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery

Veronica Casey provides nursing and midwifery oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality healthcare services across Metro South Health. Veronica’s experience and expertise in the nursing and midwifery professions extends to national and international platforms.

Dr Kellie Stockton

Executive Director, Allied Health Services

Kellie Stockton is a well-respected leader in allied health with extensive experience working in public hospitals across Queensland and interstate, and in private sector, university and non-government organisations.

Mr Stephen Canaris

A/Executive Director, Digital Health and Chief Information Officer
Start date: 
July 2024

Stephen Canaris is responsible for overseeing the people, processes, and technologies pertaining to Digital Health within Metro South Health, to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the objectives of the health service.

Chris Thorburn

Ms Chris Thorburn

Executive Director, Clinical Governance, Risk and Legal

Chris Thorburn provides strategic leadership, direction and day to day management of Metro South Health’s governance, quality and risk functions to optimise quality healthcare, statutory and policy compliance and continuously improving business outcomes. Chris’ career in senior and executive health management spans more than 25 years.

Adam Lavis

Adam Lavis

Executive Director, Human Resources

Adam is the Executive Director of Human Resources for Metro South Health, responsible for strategic and operational HR initiatives enhancing organisational performance.

Adam has a strong understanding of workforce systems and processes, providing expert advice whilst leading and establishing HR and Work Health and Safety into the core fundamentals of the organisation.

Steven Jennings

Steven Jennings

Executive Director, Procurement and Supply

Steven Jennings is a senior Procurement and Supply Chain leader with over 30 years of experience and expertise across Public Health, Infrastructure and Engineering, and Automotive Manufacturing.

Mark Slade

Mr Mark Slade

Executive Director, Assets and Infrastructure

Mark is the Executive Director of Assets and Infrastructure across Metro South Health, responsible for all building, plant and construction related maintenance, asset management and sustaining capital project delivery.

Dr Jeremy Wellwood

Dr Jeremy Wellwood

Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr Jeremy Wellwood commenced in the role of Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital on 27 February 2023.

Jeremy draws on his 25 years of clinical experience to provide values-based leadership with a focus on improving staff and patient experience.

Anne Coccetti

Ms Anne Coccetti

Executive Director, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service

Anne Coccetti is the Executive Director of QEII Jubilee Hospital.  She commenced in this role in March 2023.

Gillian Campbell

Executive Director, QEII Hospital

Gillian is a highly experienced health service leader. Prior to her role at QEII Hospital, Gillian worked in New Zealand as the Group Director of Operations for Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) in the Taranaki region.

Greg Nolan

Mr Greg Nolan

Executive Director, Bayside Health Service

Greg has worked in a diverse range of roles at the Sydney Local Health District. He has significant experience in leading large and complex health services and managing multi-disciplinary teams, which he has demonstrated as Manager, Operations and Performance at the 500-bed Concord Repatriation General Hospital, and General Manager at the Balmain Hospital. 

Lesley English

Lesley English

Executive Director, Community and Oral Health

Lesley English has a wealth of experience as both as a leader and as an allied health practitioner. She has had more than 35 years’ experience working in clinical and management roles in both the private and public sectors. Lesley has played an instrumental role in supporting Metro South Health’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

Kieran Kinsells

Kieran Kinsella

Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services

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.

Kaylene Sutherland

Kaylene Sutherland

Executive Director Service Expansion, Strategy and Planning MSH

Kaylene is an executive leader with significant experience in the planning and delivery of large-scale projects and infrastructure for Queensland Health at a departmental and health service level.

Last updated 16 July 2024