Board and Executive Team

Ms Carol Bryant, CEO

Ms Carol Bryant has been the CEO of Macquarie University Hospital for the last six and a half years. Since working at the Hospital, Ms Bryant has significantly increased engagement amongst accredited practitioners, leading to strong business volume growth. She has also been responsible for introducing and growing a number of innovative services and programs that distinguish Macquarie University Hospital from its competitors. She has held executive positions within the private hospital sector for the past 25 years. Prior to her role at Macquarie University Hospital, she was the CEO of Westmead Private Hospital for eleven years.

As Director of Clinical Services in 2000, Carol played a key role in opening Westmead Private. As CEO since 2002 she has not only introduced new services, but has grown existing ones, whilst also overseeing accreditation and strategic planning and generating strong operating performance. First qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1975, Carol Bryant spent 12 years with North Gosford Private (1988 - 2000) including fulfilling the roles of Acting Director of Clinical Services and Deputy Director of Nursing, before moving to Ramsay Healthcare in May 2000. Her educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (UNSW), a Graduate Diploma of Education (Armidale) and management training through Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Singapore Management University.

Mr Parth Jasani, Chief Financial Officer

Parth Jasani’s extensive expertise in commercial operations extends across a range of areas including corporate financial reporting and analysis, hospital services and business management. For the past ten years, Parth has held a number of senior positions at Ramsay Health Care at both a hospital and corporate level, providing him with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector. Most recently he has been employed as a Commercial Manager, Business Analyst and Senior Management Accountant. Within these roles, Parth has successfully implemented a number of project and process improvements that have led to incremental revenue growth, substantial cost savings, as well as high levels of assurance in data integrity and budgeting processes. He is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from UTS. Parth has had a number of academic achievements, most notably obtaining a high distinction and certificate of excellence for Business Strategy and Leadership in the CPA program.

Professor David Gillatt - Director of Medical Services

Prof Gillatt gained more than 20 years’ experience in all areas of urology as a leading Prostate and Bladder Cancer Surgeon and is recognised as being one of the world’s foremost robotic surgeons. He held the positions of Director of Urology (clinical) North Bristol NHS trust and Director of Bristol Urological Institute (Research), where he lead strategy and delivery of Urological services and research within Bristol. Further to this, he was Clinical lead for reconfiguration of Bristol Urology services, with the responsibility of reconfiguring Urology in Bristol and to centralise delivery of services. Professor David Gillatt is an academic at Macquarie University, Head of Urology, and is on the Executive of the Hospital and Macquarie University Clinical Associates. He is responsible for providing leadership across both the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Macquarie University Hospital in the delivery of clinical services, teaching and research, with the aim of establishing a premier urological service and medical school at Macquarie University.

Ms Deborah O’Neill, Director of Nursing

Ms Deborah O’Neill began her career in health care delivery in the early 1980s and has extensive clinical experience working in both public and private hospitals. Over the last 15 years Deb has moved from the clinical environment to senior management positions. Deb has a Nursing Degree, a Certificate in Paediatrics and a Masters in Health Service Management. She has also completed the CEC Clinical Leadership Program, the Executive CEC leadership Program and the NSW Health Leadership Program through HETI.

Deb has led a number of major innovations and initiatives relating to learning and development, clinical operations service provision, financial planning and management, leadership development, practice development strategies and advocacy. Deb is a strong advocate for organisational nursing quality, governance and management, with key interest areas including: quality and safety, staff professional development and education, intelligent and ethical use of infrastructure and resources and strategic planning and is committed to the provision of quality health care. Deb has demonstrated the ability to influence and lead change, in particular, reviewing departmental and nursing models of care, nursing workforce and skill mix, quality and safety and risk management.

Directors of Macquarie University Hospital

George Savvides, Chairman of the Board

George is a widely respected leader within corporate Australia and has worked with global companies, leading their Asia Pacific business, co-operatives, government business enterprises and listed companies. He has 20 years experience as a CEO in the healthcare sector and is a Fellow of the AICD.

Following transformational assignments at Sigma Pharmaceuticals and Medibank, he led both companies to IPOs onto the ASX in 1999 and 2014 respectively. He has an Industrial Engineering Degree from UNSW and an MBA from UTS. He is a Director of Ryman Healthcare NZ, Chairman of Kings Group and Chairman of World Vision Australia. George’s passion is helping leaders unlock the full potential of their people and organisation.

Mr Mark Compton, AM, Director

Mark Compton is a graduate in pharmacology and spent the early part of his career in research and postgraduate study in respiratory pharmacology, focusing on asthma at the University of Sydney. He is an experienced CEO, particularly in the public company and health care and life sciences environments. Mark was previously Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SciGen Ltd, an international biotechnology company with its principal business in biopharmaceuticals.

Mark also held the appointment as Managing Director of Alpha Healthcare Ltd, a publicly listed Australian health care group with operations spanning nine private hospitals. Alpha employed in the order of 1,200 staff and had annual revenues of approximately AU$120 million.

Mark is a director on the national Board of St John Ambulance Australia and was Chair of the Board of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. He was a non-executive director of Independent Practitioner Network Ltd (ASX:IPN), an ASX-listed medical services company.

Mr Bruce H Barraclough, AO, Director

Bruce Barraclough is Board Chair, Australian E-Health Research Centre. He is a Board Member of Cabrini Health. He is Chair of the Advisory Council for the CSIRO Digital Productivity and Services Flagship. He serves on working parties for WHO Patient Safety. He was formerly Dean of Education, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2009 – 2012 and Associate Dean (Clinical Strategy) of the University of Western Sydney Medical School 2006 – 2010. The title of Emeritus Professor and the award of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) have been conferred on him by the University of Western Sydney.

He was Board Chair, New South Wales Clinical Excellence Commission 2005 – 2010, Senior Clinical Advisor to the Health Minister and Director General of Health, New South Wales 2009-2010, President, International Society for Quality in Health Care 2008 and 2009, Professor / Director of Cancer Services, Northern Sydney Health and the University of Sydney (2000- 2005), Chair of the Australian Council for Safety & Quality in Health Care (2000 – 2005) and President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (1998 – 2001).

Mr Greg Jones, Director

Mr Greg Jones is a graduate of Macquarie University, Ba and MA and is currently Principal of Mona Vale Public School on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Mr Jones is a Member of the Macquarie University Council, by appointment and is Chair of the University Discipline Committee. Mr Jones has an extensive background in Education having taught in Canada and leading and managing four schools through his career with the Department of Education and Communities.

Mr Jones has a particular interest in Organisational  Governance and meeting client expectations and has provided policy advice to successive Governments on these topics. In 2012, Mr Jones was a recipient of a Director Generals Award for “Excellent Service to Public Education”.  Mr Jones is interested in the relationship between clinical care and service delivery to enhance patient care and outcomes.

Professor Johannes (Just) Stoelwinder

Professor Just Stoelwinder is an internationally recognised expert in health care management, health financing and health service delivery innovation. He was Professor and Chair of Health Services Management in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He has been a Director of Medibank Private Ltd, including a spell as Interim Chair; Chair of the Board of Ambulance Victoria; Member of the former private health insurance regulator, PHIAC and, amongst other board appointments, a founding Director of Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd, the owner/operator of Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.

Just was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Southern Health Care Network, Melbourne, Victoria (now called Monash Health), Victoria’s largest public health service and of its major teaching hospital, Monash Medical Centre. He has a medical degree from the University of WA and trained as a specialist physician.

Deborah Green  AM. B. Soc. Stud. MA (History).

Deborah Green has had a career spanning almost 40 years in Healthcare. She was National CEO and Board Director of St Vincents Health Australia from 2004 to 2009 with public and private hospitals and a range of aged care services across 4 states. Prior to accepting a national role with the Sisters of Charity, she was CEO and Board Director of South Eastern Sydney Area Health for 7 years. At that time SESAHS was the largest health networks in Australia and included 6 teaching hospitals. She entered the Senior Executive Service in 1989 taking on her first CEO role and held a variety of senior position in the Department of Health. Deborah served as President of the Australian Healthcare Association during the years 2002-2006.

Over the last 2 years she trained to become a volunteer court support officer for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (VWCCS), serves as a Director on the Migration Institute of Australia Board (MIA) and is writing a thesis. Her passion is great quality healthcare and hospital culture to create a healing environment for patients. Her commitment is to achieve excellence in clinical and corporate governance.