Board and Executive Team

Ms Carol Bryant, CEO

Ms Carol Bryant has been the CEO of Macquarie University Hospital for the last four 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.

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.

Dr Malcolm Irving, AM, Director

Malcolm Irving has been a member of the Macquarie University Council and Chair of the university's Finance Committee since 1993. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Macquarie in 1993 in recognition of his service to the university, including his major role in the development of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Malcolm holds a number of directorships and chairs covering the corporate and community service sectors, including Chair of Caltex Australia, Director of Telstra Corporation, Chair of the Australian Industry Development Corporation and Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Malcolm was elected unopposed as Deputy Chancellor by the Macquarie University Council on 24 March 2000. He was also a member of the St Vincent’s Hospital Board between 1991-1995.

In recognition of the contribution made by Dr Irving to the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, the School has created an annual scholarship in his name, to support an eligible candidate with tuition fees for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management.

Ms Elizabeth Johnstone, Director

Elizabeth Johnstone LLB, MA (Hons), BA (Hons) FAICD retired recently as a corporate partner of Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) where she was Practice Head Company Law and Governance, and was listed as a Leading Legal Practitioner in various Australian and international directories.  She regularly advised the boards of a number of major ASX listed companies and  public sector organisations on governance, company law, probity and procurement. She began her career as an academic teaching literature and communication studies. After further specialist management study she led reviews of policies and practices and organisational change programs. She managed the Strategic Planning and Marketing functions for a services company. While completing a graduate law degree at the University of Sydney she consulted to various financial services, tourism and services companies on strategic planning and organisational change.  Elizabeth currently serves on the boards of : ASX Compliance, Macquarie University Hospital Operations, the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and the Sydney Writers' Festival.

Previously she served for 10 years on the Australian Press Council as a director of the Communications and Media Law Centre and as a founding member of the Australian Compliance Institute Board. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and was selected as the Business and Professional Women's Association/QANTAS Business Woman of the Year. She served for many years as a member of the American Bar Association's International Developments in Corporate Governance Committee, assisted the ASX Corporate Governance Council on the development of the ASX's Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations working parties and has published and spoken extensively on company law and governance issues.

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.