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The Executive

Our Executive is responsible for operational decisions, strategic direction and reviewing performance.

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Adam Horsburgh

Adam Horsburgh

Adam Horsburgh was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 2020.

Adam joins Austin Health with extensive health sector management experience in Victoria, as well as in the UK National Health Service (NHS).

He has held senior policy and advisory roles with the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Prior to joining Austin Health, Adam was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Melbourne Health.

At DHHS, he was the Director of Performance and System Design.

Prior to this Adam spent eight years at Monash Health where he was responsible for managing a portfolio of clinical services that operated across multiple acute hospital sites and extensive community-based services, as well as delivering financial, access and quality performance metrics. He also held the role of Executive Director, Performance Strategy and Innovation.

A graduate of the UK's NHS Management Training Scheme, Adam has held a variety of operational management roles in the NHS; and he also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Consulting practice in the UK where he undertook financial and operational improvement projects across NHS Trusts and Social Services departments.

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Goodyear

Cameron Goodyear

Cameron was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Austin Health in February 2021.

He has extensive executive-level experience in public health.

In 2018 he joined St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as Executive Director Acute Services with accountability for acute programs including Surgical Services, Specialty Services and Medical & Emergency Services, as well as Access & Demand management and Radiology & Medical Imaging.

Prior to this Cameron worked at Austin Health for 22 years, most recently as Executive Director of Clinical Operations & Imaging Services where he had oversight of three acute divisions (Surgery & Procedural Medicine, Cancer & Neurosciences, and Radiology & Medical Imaging).

Cameron has a passion for engaging and supporting teams to deliver exceptional performance outcomes, and a strong commitment to safety and quality, building leadership capability and driving clinical engagement.

A qualified nurse, he has postgraduate qualifications including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chief Financial Officer

Kemsley Fairhurst

Kemsley Fairhurst

Kemsley was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2020.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in multinational, large, complex private and public organisations spanning the healthcare, information & communication technology and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to commencing his current role, Kemsley completed an secondment with the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services where he was responsible for the delivery of key financial services to all Victorian public hospitals.

Before his time at the department, Kemsley spent a number of years in senior financial leadership roles at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Health. 

Kemsley is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chief Allied Health Officer

Brit Gordon

Brit Gordon

Brit joined Austin Health in January 2018 as Chief Allied Health Officer, following more than 20 years in the health sector. Brit previously worked at Epworth HealthCare in departmental manager, business development and strategy roles and as Allied Health Manager for Epworth Rehabilitation. Brit has spent most of her clinical career in the public sector and has a strong background in advanced scope of practice. Brit has been involved in state-wide Department of Health projects and is inspired by innovation and contemporary service models that deliver a true patient-focused perspective. Brit's qualifications include a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Masters of Business Administration.

Chief Medical Officer

Prof Mary O’Reilly

Professor Mary O'Reilly

Mary was appointed as Chief Medical Officer in June 2022.

Mary has extensive experience in the public health sector having joined Austin Health as Medical Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence/Deputy Chief Medical Officer in May 2018 after holding positions at Eastern Health, including Executive Director Ambulatory Care and Director of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control. Mary continues to have committee membership in both Government and the not-for-profit sector, at both State and National level, related to Quality, Medication Safety, Ambulatory and Aged Care.

Mary has a strong track record in translational research and holds an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor with Monash University.

An Infectious Diseases Physician by background Mary has also completed her Fellowship in Medical Administration (FRACMA) and Master of Public Health (MPH).

She is deeply committed to improving public health and has built her career through a combination of clinical practice, patient safety and quality care, translational research, post graduate study and publishing. Mary is strongly supportive of clinician engagement to enhance patient care.

Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Charlie McArthur

Charlie McArthur

Charlie joined Austin Health in April 2021 as Executive Director Strategy, Performance and Improvement / Executive Director North East Metro Cluster for which Austin Health is the lead health service.  

Charlie has an extensive background in health and health policy in both Australia and the United Kingdom (UK).

Most recently she was the Principal Advisor in the Victorian Premier’s office providing direct advice to the Premier on the management and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also provided advice on policy in other areas including health, ambulance services, mental health, medical research and veterans.

Prior to this Charlie led the development of the Royal Women’s Hospital’s strategic plan and leadership strategy, worked as a senior advisor to the Victorian Minister for Health, and as a senior consultant and project manager with KPMG’s Health and Human Services Practice. She was also Policy Manager for the Department of Health in the UK.

Charlie has a passion for fostering integration across complex organisations and building a shared sense of purpose to enable organisational resilience, high performance, engagement and innovation. 

Charlie holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Science Bioethics/Medical Ethics.

Chief Nursing Officer

Bernadette Twomey

Bernadette Twomey

Bernadette joined Austin Health as Chief Nursing Officer in November 2017. Bernadette has held a number of senior executive roles in Australia and New Zealand. She has successfully led large transformational change in the health sector and promotes standardisation of practice to deliver quality, improve safety and minimise risk. Her research interests focus on the role of nursing in improving health outcomes and she has published on advanced nursing practice. Bernadette is an authorised Victorian Nurse Immuniser, a member of the Australian College of Nursing, Victorian Metropolitan EDONs, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Board Member of YSAS.

Chief Information and Services Officer

Ray Van Kuyk

Ray Van Kuyk

Ray joined Austin Health as Chief Information and Services Officer in June 2017 bringing more than 25 years of industry leadership in program and service delivery across 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 long-term strategic approaches to our infrastructure and business support needs.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 held 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.