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As at 30 June 2020, the North West HHS Executive Management Team comprised:
Dr Karen Murphy
Acting Chief ExecutiveRead Bio
Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical GovernanceRead Bio
Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthRead Bio
Chief Financial OfficerRead Bio
Acting Executive Director of People Planning and CultureRead Bio
Executive Director Medical Clinical ServicesRead Bio
Dr Karen Murphy
Acting Chief Executive
Karen has been a medical leader for several years in a variety of healthcare settings. She has worked in clinical and non-clinical leadership roles, with her clinical experience going back to the early 1980s. She commenced in the position of Acting Chief Executive in January 2020, after 12 months as Executive Director of Medical and Clinical Services.
Before working at North West HHS, Karen spent nine years as an Executive Director of Medical Services in Western Australia.
Karen has been at the forefront of some significant change management and clinical service redesign work, especially within the Australian healthcare sector. She understands well the challenges of maintaining engagement through change.
She is looking forward to continuing to help develop services to focus on providing care closer to home for all patients and their families and continuing to improve health outcomes for Queenslanders.
Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance
Michelle has held the position of Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery since 2008, and with the 2017 executive tier restructure, her title was changed to Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance. The Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Governance is the professional lead for nursing and midwifery services and is accountable for the nursing and midwifery workforce and governance and education within the North West HHS.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Advanced Critical Care Nursing, and a Masters of Nurse Practitioner. Michelle is an Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University and the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health. She is a member of the Queensland Executive Directors of Nursing and Midwifery Forum, Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Executive Council, Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Group and the Queensland Clinical Senate.
Michelle is also the state lead for current Queensland Government Election Commitment for 3,000 Nurses.
Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Christine was awarded the role of Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in July 2019 and was previously the Director of Cultural Capability and Engagement.
The Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health is a new Executive Management position created to help transform services to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Christine is a Woppaburra woman who has spent most of her life living in Mount Isa and holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management. Her social work background led to working in several positions in Queensland, interstate and overseas in the area of child protection, the private sector and health. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor, clinical and professional, with the Centre for Rural and Remote Health.
Chief Financial Officer
Barry Moffatt was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 8 February 2021.
Barry brings over 12 years’ experience working within the health sector. Barry is a qualified business producer, deal negotiator and influencer, with over thirty years of experience in financial management, tax, treasury, internal controls, reporting functions, compliance and strategy.
Barry worked for a Big 12 Chartered Accounting firm in Melbourne, his hometown. He founded his own facilities business, which he then sold and commenced his accounting and business studies. Barry is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with an MBA and awarded Fellowship of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) in November 2020. He was also a Chartered CAANZ Regional Councillor in London.
Acting Executive Director of People Planning and Culture
Tamsyn brings a wealth of knowledge as the previous Director of the Sustainable Health Improvement Pathways (SHIP) team.
After visiting NWHHS in mid-2019, she was excited by the work being done here and says there is a unique opportunity to provide an exceptionally high level of care in such a remote location. She officially moved here from Western Australia in February 2020, and joined the NWHHS team shortly after.
Tamsyn started her career as a physiotherapist after studying Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. Although, she moved into clinical service redesign and transformation almost a decade ago.
She is passionate about human resource strategy and development, and undertook an MBA, majoring in HR management and development, before spending the last three years managing the state cancer centre in WA. Tamsyn has a broad range of skills and experience in developing workplace culture and innovation.
Executive Director Medical Clinical Services
Nadeem is originally from the United Kingdom and trained at the University of Cambridge for his medical degree and subsequent specialisation in General Practice in 2002.
During his career he has combined clinical practice with medical administration achieving his first medical director role in 2004.
He moved to Australia in 2013 to take up his executive director of clinical services post at a major Aboriginal Medical Service based in Canberra and most recently as medical director for Latrobe Community Health Services in the state of Victoria.
He is passionate about health service innovation and reform that leads to sustainable positive health outcomes for the wider community.
He is excited to be working as the new EDMS for NWHHS and looks forward to be part of this dedicated team of professionals.