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.
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.
Executive Director, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 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.
Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services
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.
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.