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.