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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

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

A/Chief Executive
Start date: 
September 2022

Noelle Cridland has extensive experience in strategic health care leadership, corporate and clinical governance, clinical services delivery and service redesign and reform. Her previous roles include Metro North Executive Director Safety and Quality, Executive Director Metro North Medical Imaging and Executive Director of Development and Commissioning for Children’s Health Queensland.

Mrs Adrianne Belchamber

Mrs Adrianne Belchamber

A/Chief Operating Officer

Adrianne is the Acting Executive Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Adrianne is a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with 25 years’ experience in the health sector. Adrianne is an experienced operational manager having held a number of senior roles in New Zealand prior to a move to Australia in 2012.     

Dr Michael Cleary

Dr Michael Cleary PSM

Chief People, Engagement and Research Officer

Dr Michael Cleary commenced working with Queensland Health 34 years ago and was appointed as Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital in October 2017.

Robert Mackway-Jones

Mr Robert Mackway-Jones

Chief Finance Officer

Robert has 25 years of health sector experience and more than 15 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.

Rachel Phillips

Ms Rachel Phillips

A/Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Rachel Phillips has been working in Queensland Health since 2001. Rachel has worked as clinician, professional leader and executive director in acute and ambulatory care settings, primary care, and mental health.

Kieran Kinsells

Mr Kieran Kinsella

A/Executive Director, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
Start date: 
August 2022

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. 

Anne Coccetti

Ms Anne Coccetti

A/Executive Director, Bayside Health Service

Anne Coccetti 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. 

Bill Kingswell

Dr Bill Kingswell

A/Executive Director, QEII Jubilee Hospital

Dr Bill Kingswell has worked in Queensland Health for more than 30 years. He joined Metro South Hospital and Health Service as the Director of Medical Services at QEII Jubilee Hospital in December 2018 and has been acting Executive Director of QEII Jubilee Hospital since October 2020.

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.

Ms Linda Hipper

A/Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services

Ms Linda Hipper has been employed in both the public and non-government sectors in the Northern Territory and Queensland since 1988.

She has 20 years of experience in working in the alcohol, drug and mental health fields in a variety of roles, with the last 15 years predominantly in managerial and leadership roles in the alcohol and drug field.

Cameron Ballantine

Mr Cameron Ballantine

Executive Director, Digital Health and Chief Information Officer

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.

Chris Thorburn

Ms Chris Thorburn

Executive Director, Governance

Chris Thorburn’s career in senior and executive health management spans more than 25 years. During this period, she has managed large, diverse, acute and community health services, mental health services and health facilities. 

Dr Susan O'Dwyer

Executive Director, Medical Services

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.

Ms Veronica Casey AM

Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery

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.

Mr Geoffrey Lau

A/Executive Director, Allied Health Services
Last updated 12 December 2022