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Australian Executive Leadership Team

CARMEL MONAGHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Carmel Monaghan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ramsay Health Care’s Australian operations on 1 October 2020. In Australia, Ramsay is a leading private health care operator with 72 hospitals, 60 community pharmacies and more than 30,000 staff.

Ms Monaghan has worked across hospital, corporate and global positions in Ramsay for more than two decades. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Australia, Ms Monaghan was the Group Chief of Staff of Ramsay's global operations, gaining extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of health care operations and strategy both in Australia and overseas. She also served as the Group Head of Marketing and Public Affairs directing the company’s marketing, brand and communications strategy through a time of several major mergers and acquisitions both within Australia and overseas as it grew from 12 facilities to over 500, becoming one of the leading private health care operators in the world.

In her time with Ramsay, Ms Monaghan has had a strong focus on delivering results through focusing on customers and developing strong doctor relationships. She is a respected leader with the ability to build an experienced and loyal team and her collaborative style and people-focused approach, is closely aligned with ‘The Ramsay Way’. Having worked with the company’s founder Paul Ramsay for many years, she has a strong belief in its organisational culture of ‘people caring for people’.

Prior to joining Ramsay, Ms Monaghan was the Manager Public Relations and Media for the Queensland Branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMAQ) for four years between 1994 and 1998.

Carmel holds a Bachelor of Business (Communications) and a Master of Business Administration. She has served as a board member of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and the publicly listed Ramsay Santé.

Carmel Monaghan
KIM CHANT, CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Kim Chant is the Chief Business Development Officer of Ramsay Health Care Australia and is responsible for growth initiatives in the business including mergers and acquisitions, brownfield and greenfield developments as well as partnerships including PPPs. She has actively participated and led many growth initiatives both in Australia and overseas. Kim has held a variety of roles in Ramsay Health Care including Hospital CEO positions in mental health, regional and acute medical surgical hospitals.

Kim has a Bachelor in Health Administration and Masters in Business Administration.

Kim Chant
DR BERNADETTE EATHER, CHIEF NURSE AND CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Dr Bernadette Eather focuses on nursing leadership and professional development of Ramsay Health Care Australia’s clinical workforce, in addition to overseeing clinical governance, safety and quality, and patient experience. Bernadette was previously Ramsay’s National Manager of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, responsible for the strategic oversight of clinical incident management, quality improvement, data analytics in patient safety and clinical policy and procedure since her appointment in February 2018.

She has worked in health care for 30 years in a range of clinical, operational, and clinical governance roles. Bernadette commenced her health career in 1988 as a new graduate registered nurse and spent the majority of her clinical career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intensive Care, having undertaken post-graduate qualifications in Intensive Care Nursing. Bernadette’s career then focussed on health service management gaining a Masters in Health Management, which saw her work in operational management roles, including Director of Clinical Services and General Manager.

Bernadette is passionate about patient safety and she obtained a Doctor of Nursing, with her research focussed on Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Systems in acute hospitals.

Dr Bernadette Eather
GREG HALL, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - HOSPITALS

Greg Hall is the Chief Operating Officer - Hospitals for Ramsay Health Care Australia. In this role, Greg is responsible for hospitals, innovation, integration and new models of care, payer relations and marketing. Greg has worked with Ramsay since 2006 across a range of executive leadership positions including Operations Executive Manager for Victoria and the Southern Region and the Chief Executive Officer of four different hospitals: Beleura Private, Peninsula Private, The Avenue and Masada Private.

During his tenure, Greg has successfully led the growth strategy and operations of hospitals in Victoria and southern NSW. He has a strong track record of building and maintaining relationships, and he displayed excellent leadership during 2020 as Victoria experienced a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown and surgery suspension.

Greg has a Bachelor of Nursing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing, and a Master of Health Management. He is a member of Committees within Ramsay including, Central Credentialing, Risk Management, Australian Executive, Australian Development and is a board member of Ramsay Connect.

Greg Hall
DR ROBERT HERKES, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr Robert Herkes commenced as Chief Medical Officer for Ramsay Health Care Australia in April 2021. He is a highly respected senior clinician and leader in intensive care medicine, with extensive operating and leadership experience in the development, evolution and provision of critical care services at both state and national levels. Prior to commencing in this role, Dr Herkes was the Chief Medical Officer at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, providing expert clinical advice to the wide range of programs managed by the Commission. Dr Herkes had a significant role in identifying areas for synergies, partnerships and new opportunities across the Australian health sector in collaboration with all health sector stakeholders, and providing leadership and education around the latest evidence on safety and quality in health care. Dr Herkes has also held positions as the Director of Intensive Care at both the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital.

Having worked clinically in both public and private hospitals, as well as contributing to national committees in jurisdictional and Commonwealth roles, Dr Herkes has a broad understanding of the Australian health care sector. He is committed to the improvement of health care from an organisational level to individual patient treatment and safety.

Dr Herkes, who completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, is driven to improve the delivery of health care to ensure it is evidence based, effective and efficient.

Robert Herkes
CHANELLE McENALLAY, CHIEF RISK OFFICER AND LEGAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Chanelle McEnallay is the Chief Risk Officer and Legal Services Director of Ramsay Health Care Australia and sits on both the Australian Executive and Australian Risk Management Committee. Chanelle manages a wide portfolio which includes the risk management framework of Australia, work health and safety, workers’ compensation, the Comcare self-insurance licence, environment, sustainability and the national public liability portfolio. Chanelle is also the Executive lead for the National Vanderbilt Programme, a promoting professional accountability framework.

Chanelle has been a safety and workers’ compensation professional for 25 years and began her safety career in the construction industry specialising in rail and coal mining before moving to health in 2004. Chanelle is passionate about robust and innovative risk management systems that actually add value and perform their function to reduce risk.

Chanelle is an experienced Risk Professional, Work Health and Safety Professional, Injury Manager, Advanced Rehabilitation and Return to Work Manager, Workers’ Compensation Specialist, Workplace Trainer and Assessor, Auditor, holds advanced qualifications in OHS and Corporate Governance and is an admitted NSW Supreme Court Solicitor. Chanelle also holds a Master of Laws from ANU.

Chanelle McEnallay
DOUG MEAGHER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Doug Meagher joined Ramsay in 2014, previously working at Ernst & Young for 10 years and Qantas Airways for 17 years. Doug has responsibility for the finance team supporting the Ramsay business by ensuring adequate systems of control, maintaining regulatory compliance, providing a true and fair view of Ramsay Australia's financial performance and position and supporting Ramsay business leaders with timely, accurate and relevant information to support decision-making. He’s responsible for financial oversight of all our Australian operations including our hospitals, retail pharmacies, hospital dispensaries, Ramsay Psychology as well as overseeing Procurement in Australia and Linear Medical.

In addition to this, Doug contributes as a member of various project steering committees, the Australian Development Committee, Australian Risk Management Committee and the Australian Executive.

Outside of work, Doug and his wife of 31 years are proud parents of two adult sons. Doug is a board member of Jesuit Mission, which supports disadvantaged people in the developing world. Doug enjoys rowing socially on Sydney’s Lane Cove River.

Doug Meagher
CAREN SCHADEL, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

Caren Schadel commenced at Ramsay Health Care Australia as Chief People Officer on 6 April 2021. Caren is an accomplished executive with both global and listed company experience in the human resources field. Caren has extensive experience in transformation, mergers and acquisitions, and organisation capability-building across a diverse range of sectors, namely in the technology, telecommunications, support services, construction and real estate industries.

Caren’s previous roles have included Chief People Officer for BAI Communications, Executive General Manager of Human Resources for UGL, HR director roles at Sun Microsystems, and HR analyst and research roles with Telstra Corporation. Caren has developed an admirable reputation as a strong HR leader and team builder who thinks strategically and effectively manages challenges.

Caren Schadel