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Executive team

Princess Alexandra Hospital is led by a local Executive team that reports to the Metro South Hospital and Health Board through the Health Service Chief Executive.

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Dr Stephen Ayre

Position: 
Executive Director
Start date: 
March 2015

Dr Stephen Ayre began his career as a general practitioner on the Sunshine Coast and has worked in several hospitals across the State. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School, has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of NSW and is a Fellow and Jurisdictional Coordinator Training for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He has worked in senior management roles across health, including community health, medical superintendent and medical services. Stephen also worked in Tasmania, where he was the CEO of the Launceston General Hospital from 2004 to 2008. He also worked as the Executive Director of Medical Services at The Prince Charles Hospital from 2008 to 2014. Stephen was appointed as Executive Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital and QEII Jubilee Hospital Health Network in May 2014.

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Ms Veronica Casey

Position: 
Executive Director, Nursing Services
Start date: 
March 2015

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. During her time at PAH, she has been instrumental in helping the hospital achieve re-designation under the Magnet® credentialing program, and the introduction of the Nurse Sensitive Indicator performance monitoring system. In 2010, she was appointed as one of three inaugural international commissioners for the American Nurses Credentialing Centre. Veronica was appointed as a Board Member on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in May 2014.

Dr Michael Cleary

Dr Michael Cleary

Position: 
Executive Director, Medical Services
Start date: 
January 2016

Dr Michael Cleary commenced working with Queensland Health 32 years ago, and currently holds the position of Executive Director Medical Services at Princess Alexandra Hospital. He has a number of qualifications including a medical degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Health Administration, a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. He has qualifications in disaster medicine, trauma care, pre-hospital care, and is a surveyor for ACHS. Dr Cleary has worked in a range of roles within emergency medicine, medical administration and health policy development. His previous appointment was Deputy Director-General Health and Chief Operations Officer within the Department of Health. Previous to that he held roles within health services as Executive Director and Director Medical Services, Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals and Executive Director of Medical Services for The Prince Charles Hospital Health Service District.

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Dr David Evans

Position: 
Deputy Director, Medical Services
Start date: 
April 2015

Dr David Evans has been the Director of Medical Services at the QEII Hospital in Brisbane for the last 17 years and before that The Prince Charles Hospital. He is a specialist in medical administration and has academic qualifications in health administration, information technology and occupational health and safety. He has a 20-plus year involvement in Health Informatics and has contributed to the National Electronic Health Record Taskforce, Health Connect, Queensland Health’s Enterprise Discharge Summary and Viewer projects, and the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record’s development. Dr Evans is passionate about safe, effective information technology and secure, meaningful communication across the continuum of clinical care. Current interests are focused around knowledge management and clinical systems safety.

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Dr Anthony Falconer

Position: 
Deputy Director, Medical Services
Start date: 
January 2015

Dr Anthony Falconer was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Medical Services at Princess Alexandra Hospital in January 2015. His previous appointment was Director of Medical Services at Logan Hospital. Anthony is a graduate of the University of Queensland Medical School, is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of NSW. Anthony has previously worked in a range of different roles and settings including Deputy Director of Medical Services at Frankston Hospital, the inaugural Director of Medical Services at Caboolture Hospital, Medical Director of Queensland Corrective Services and five years in the private sector with International SOS. He has provided medical management in diverse areas such as detention centres and remote mining and energy sites. He has also provided private consulting services. His interests are in the areas of patient safety and integration of clinical services.

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Ms Kathy Grudzinskas

Position: 
Executive Director, Clinical Support Services
Start date: 
April 2015

Kathy has been continuously employed as a physiotherapist in hospital and community settings in South Australia and Queensland since 1981. She joined the Princess Alexandra Hospital as Director of Physiotherapy Services in 1995 and was permanently appointed to the Executive Director of Clinical Support Services role in December 2015.

Kathy has a strong interest in governance, and has served as a practitioner member of the Physiotherapy Board of Queensland, Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Recently, Kathy chaired the Steering Committee for the review and development of the Physiotherapy practice thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, which were published in May, 2015. She is a current Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

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Ms Jennifer Rossiter

Position: 
Senior Director, Corporate Services
Start date: 
December 2014

Jen is a graduate of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Master of Science and spent almost ten years ‘on the bench’ at Forensic and Scientific Services, specialising in trace metal toxicological analysis. In the past, Jen worked in a number of roles including ICT and workforce project management, before moving back to the laboratory environment as Director and successfully led a significant business improvement program. More recently, following her desire to work in an engineering environment (as her Masters qualification was a joint study with the School of Civil Engineering) she worked in the Department of Transport and Main Roads, leading the delivery of the state planning and corporate services programs and the facilitation of land development across the state. Jen has undertaken a number of post-graduate studies in leadership and management and has particular interests in adaptive leadership, culture change and the implementation of systems and processes that dramatically improve service delivery in healthcare and the public sector as a whole. She was previously Director of the Commercial and Business Portfolio of the now Health Support Queensland.

Last updated 10 November 2016