The Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services Senior Leadership Team includes the Executive Director, and a group of Directors and Clinical Directors who are each responsible for a service or portfolio within the service.
Executive Director, Addiction Services, Metro South 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.
Dr Balaji Motamarri is a qualified psychiatrist from one of the premier institutes of India and moved to Australia in 1998. He has more than 15 years’ experience in Psychiatry since completing his postgraduate qualifications.
Dr Motamarri acquired his fellowship of RANZCP in 2003 and since has held senior clinical and managerial positions both in Adelaide and in Queensland.
Mr Geoff Lau has worked extensively in adult mental health as an occupational therapist, clinical supervisor and manager since 1992; across acute to tertiary, inpatient and community-based services in Queensland and overseas.
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.
Clinical Director of Older Adult Academic Clinical Unit
Dr David Lie has been the Director of the Older Persons Mental Health Service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane since 2001.
Following general practice and specialist training, he set up the first public geriatric psychiatry service on the Gold Coast in 1999 and has had a role in developing psychogeriatric services elsewhere in Queensland.
Clinical Director of Child and Youth Academic Clinical Unit
Dr Sean Hatherill is the Clinical Director of Metro South Mental Health Services’ Child and Youth Mental Health Academic Clinical Unit, and is also a member of the Metro South Human Research Ethics Committee.