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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

Noelle Cridland has extensive experience in strategic health care leadership, corporate and clinical governance, clinical service delivery and service redesign and reform. Noelle joined the Metro South Hospital and Health Service in 2019 as Executive Director of the Logan and Beaudesert Health Service.

Ms Paula Foley

A/Chief Operating Officer

Ms Paula Foley is an accomplished health professional and senior clinician (29 years) with extensive executive experience in healthcare across both the private and public sector. Paula has a strong and proven track record in health service planning, performance improvement and innovation at both a state and local level.

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.

Murray Brown

Mr Murray Brown

Chief Finance Officer

Murray has been working in the Northern Territory since 2009, most recently as Northern Territory Health's Chief Finance Officer.

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.

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.

Kieran Kinsells

Mr Kieran Kinsella

A/Executive Director, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service

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. 

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. 

Anne Coccetti

Ms Anne Coccetti

Executive Director, QEII Jubilee Hospital

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

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.

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.

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, Clinical Governance, Risk and Legal

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 various medical administration roles at facilities across Queensland Health since 2001. Susan’s experience includes a seven-year term at the Department of Health 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.

Dr Kellie Stockton

Executive Director, Allied Health Services

Kellie 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.

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.

Last updated 27 September 2023