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As at 8 November 2021, the North West HHS Executive Management Team comprised:
Chief ExecutiveRead Bio
Executive Director Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical GovernanceRead Bio
Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthRead Bio
Executive Director Medical Clinical ServicesRead Bio
Craig commenced in the position of Chief Executive at North West HHS in November 2021.
Craig has significant public health and chronic disease experience, gained while working with the Queensland Health Chief Health Officer. He has also worked as a Director in the Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division in the Department of Health. Craig has previously undertaken the role of A/CE in both Central West and South West HHS.
Craig has qualifications in Psychology, Health Management and Policy Analysis and recently completed the AICD Director’s course and has a deep understanding of the Queensland Health service delivery and funding arrangements.
Craig is looking forward to delivering high quality and safe services for the people of the North West.
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.
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.