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About Us

The Executive

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Sue Shilbury

Sue Shilbury joined Austin Health as CEO in early 2017, following a three-decade career in the New South Wales public health sector. Sue's roles have included General Manager of North Shore Ryde Health Service, in which she oversaw the delivery of New South Wales Health's largest capital works program, the $1.3 billion redevelopment of Royal North Shore Hospital. Sue has also held roles as General Manager of the Central Hospital Network (South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health District); Director of the Division of Critical Care and Surgery at St George Hospital; and Director of Clinical Services at the Royal Hospital for Women.

Chief Medical Officer

Fergus Kerr
Dr Fergus Kerr

Fergus was appointed as an emergency physician and toxicologist at Austin Health in 1997. In 2007 he became Director of Emergency Medicine and in 2011 was appointed Medical Director of the Medical and Emergency Clinical Service Unit. Fergus completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College for Medical Administrators after which he became the Executive Director Of Medical Services at Peninsula Health. In 2016, Fergus returned to Austin Health as the Chief Medical Officer. He has had many roles at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and continues to practice clinically and examine for ACEM.

Chief Nursing Officer

Ms Bernadette Twomey 


Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services

Jason Payne, Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services
Mr Jason Payne

Jason was appointed Executive Director of Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services in June 2016. Jason has a clinical background in nursing and has worked in Victoria's public health sector for more than two decades. He has experience across a broad range of roles at Austin Health, including as the inaugural Director of Cancer and Neurosciences for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre. Jason is passionate about the need for strong consumer engagement to improve patient care and he is proud to be Chair of the Organisational Partnering with Consumers Committee. Jason's qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters of Enterprise (Executive).

Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Imaging Services

Mr Cameron Goodyear

Executive Director, Finance (Acting)

Ms Natalie McDonald

Executive Director, Infrastructure and Commercial

Ray Van Kuyk

Ray joined Austin Health in June 2017 bringing more than 25 years of industry leadership in program and service delivery in a range of sectors.

Ray is responsible for leading Austin Health's direction and approach in the areas of technology, program delivery, capital works and related support services including commercial, security and facilities management. He is also responsible for developing longer term strategic approaches to our infrastructure and business support needs.

Previously, Ray has held Deputy Secretary roles in both Queensland and Victoria where he was responsible for transport and technology program and service delivery. With a focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency and program execution, Ray has delivered significant operational improvements and iconic infrastructure projects across both states. Ray has also had senior executive roles at Serco, Swinburne University and Fujitsu leading operations, service and program delivery and strengthening the alignment of business with technology to drive growth and derive enhanced productivity and efficiency.

Executive Director, Performance and Innovation (Acting)

Ms Helen Telford


Executive Director, People and Culture

Ms Anna Phillips

Anna was appointed Executive Director Human Resources in July 2017. She is an experienced people and change executive with extensive strategic and operational expertise in professional services, global technology and consulting services, financial services and higher education.

Prior to joining Austin Health, Anna was Director Capability, University of Melbourne. She has held senior HR roles both locally and internationally with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and ANZ Bank.

Passionate about helping organisations and individuals build capability and perform at their best, Anna is responsible for leading Austin Health's HR Directorate and the development of Austin's people strategy. Anna's portfolio also includes Corporate Communications, the Austin Child Care Centre and Veteran Liaison.