Our People

We have over 150 health professionals working across the state who passionately believe that every person has the right to be healthy and well.

 

This team comprises multidisciplinary subject matter specialists who offer both clinical and non-clinical support, management and education to address a wide range of health issues. By working together, all our professionals benefit from the knowledge and skills of the whole organisation, able to offer whole solutions that drive real, long-term change to customers.

Our Board of Directors

Fiona is a dynamic leader, established business consultant and contemporary non-executive director with extensive governance experience in the government and not for profit sectors. Originally trained as a physiotherapist, Fiona has worked in both clinical and management roles in hospital and community settings, both providing valuable knowledge and networks to her current governance roles. Past governance roles include member of the inaugural Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Chair of Kalparrin and Director of Community First International, one of three organisations that merged to form Chorus.


Current roles include four Board appointments, two as Chair (Therapy Focus and 360 Health + Community), a sessional appointment in health strategy, a Board committee role in people, culture and engagement, a governance advisory role with a member based organisation, and independent consultancy to human services in strategic, policy and service development. Fiona joined the Board of the then Perth South Coastal Medicare Local in July 2013 and served as a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Clinical Advisory Governance Committee. In July 2017, she was appointed Chair of the Board and continues to serve on our now renamed Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Keith’s extensive business experience and boardroom knowledge includes 25 years Allied Health experience, holding Directorships of several not for profit organisations including Finding Sydney Foundation, Executive Directorship and Non Executive Directorship of an ASX listed company and Chairman of the External Advisory Committee during the establishment of School of Physiotherapy at University of Notre Dame. Keith has operated several physiotherapy practices across Western Australia in both regional and metropolitan areas including Kwinana, Fremantle, Claremont and Kalgoorlie.

He currently consults to the mining industry managing injury prevention programmes. Mr Rowe is also the Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

 

 

Ms Cox has expertise in finance, mergers & acquisitions and strategy and a passion for building sustainable business models in the corporate and community service sectors. She has over 35 years executive experience, most recently as General Manager - Business Development for Craig Mostyn Group for six years where she was responsible for the mergers & acquisitions strategy and execution that doubled the earnings of the group during that period.
 
Prior to 2012, Ms Cox had a 30 year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in M&A, business valuation, financial evaluation and strategy. She served on the Board of Activ Foundation Inc for 4 years until May 2018 and chaired its audit and risk committee. In addition to consulting for a range of clients, Ms Cox is currently on the board of Western Australian Meat Industry Authority, and joined the board of InterGrain Pty Ltd in January 2019. Julie is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Eddie Bartnik was appointed as Strategic Adviser to the National Disability Insurance Agency in 2014 and Chair of the Agency’s National Mental Health Sector Reference Group. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is regarded as the biggest social policy reform in Australia since Medicare and is projected to support at full Scheme in 2019/20 a total of 460,000 Australians with disabilities and their families and carers with an annual budget of $22bn. Mr Bartnik provided national level expert advice on mental health/psychosocial disability, Local Area Coordination and community capacity building and as December 2019 his focus area for advice is International and Special projects.
 
Prior to this, Mr Bartnik was Western Australia's first Mental Health Commissioner for the period 2010-14, the first position of its kind in Australia. He led mental health reform and oversaw the commissioning of public, private and community sector mental health services to over 46,000 people with a budget in excess of $652m. He joined the mental health sector from his previous position as Acting Director General of the Department for Communities in WA, following a long career and various director positions with the WA Disability Services Commission.
 
Mr Bartnik has worked extensively and published across Australia and overseas in areas of human services reform, Local Area Coordination and individualised funding and personalised support. He is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability and Chair of the Sponsoring Countries Leadership Group for the International Initiative for Disability Leadership. In 2018 he was a Salzburg Global Fellow.
 
Mr Bartnik holds Masters degrees in clinical psychology from the University of WA and educational studies from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been a governing Council member of Edith Cowan University since 2012 and is currently Deputy Chair of the Quality, Audit and Risk Committee.

 

John has over thirty years industry and management experience which includes twenty years as CEOs of Good Samaritan Industries (GSI) and the Cerebral Palsy Association and as a CFO for the Disability Services Commission and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has high level governance experience serving on many boards including GSI, Perth Zoo, Community Employers WA and the WA Council Social Services. John has a passion for social justice, individual rights, consumer empowerment and a world with a safe, healthy and clean future.
 

Our Executive Team

Gautam started his career in Accounting with a chartered practice in India in 1997. Over the past 20 years he has worked in various industries including the Accounting and Banking industry, as well as the Pathological and Medical industry.

More recenlty, Gautam Gupta was the Executive Manager of Finance at Catholic Homes Incorporated (CHI). CHI is a not-for-profit aged care provider, providing services such as Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living, Home Care, Palliative Care and Day Centre services.
 
Gautam has extensive experience in Financial Management, Risk Governance and Compliance. His qualifications include being a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia), Masters of Accounting (Macquarie University, NSW) and having a Masters of Business Administration (India). He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Deborah is a Clinical Psychologist with over 32 years’ experience, both as a clinician​ and manager. 

Deborah has worked in the disability and mental health sectors in Australia and the UK.

Her most recent position was as the Director – Mental Health Team at the NDIA National Office, where she worked for 3 ½ years.

With prior experience as a Director in the WA NDIA Perth Hills trial site and at the WA Mental Health Commission.
 
Bronwyn is a clinical psychologist with a background in health service management and clinical leadership across the public, private, not-for-profit, and tertiary education sectors. With clinical experience in mental health, she has occupied senior clinical psychology positions, as well as leading teams to develop innovative ways of delivering healthcare and improving access to services for vulnerable populations. She has an interest in, and commitment to excellence in clinical governance, which has led to her involvement in a range of service redesign, and service improvement activities, such as leading a project to introduce statewide clinical risk assessment and management policy and standards for WA mental health services.