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Our executive team oversees our dedicated workforce and are responsible for operational delivery of our goals and targets as set in our Strategic Plan.

Mr Brendon Gardner

Chief Executive Officer - B App Sc (HIM), MHA (UNSW)

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board for executive leadership and management of operational, policy and strategic goals. These are agreed with the board and are set in accordance with the Victorian Government Department of Health’s funding, planning and regulatory framework.

Jane Poxon

Ms Jane Poxon

Executive Director of Operations and Chief Nurse Officer

The Executive Director of Operations and Chief Nurse Officer is responsible for overseeing all clinical operations for the organisation including surgical and inpatient services, the Emergency Department, and ambulatory service delivery. As Chief Nursing Officer, the role also has professional responsibility and leadership for all nursing staff, the clinical competence framework, and nurse education.

Dr Sean Jespersen

Executive Director, Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer - MB ChB, M Med Psych, FRANZCP, FRACMA, FCHSM

The Executive Director Medical Services and Chief Medical Officer is responsible for professional leadership of the medical workforce. The role also has executive responsibility for medical training and education, the hospital’s research strategy, and quality and improvement initiatives including those related to the redevelopment and the introduction of the electronic medical record. The role also provides oversight of the Data Integrity Framework and management of clinical datasets.

Dr Mark McCombe

Clinical Director, Ophthalmology Services - MBBS, FRANZCO

The Clinical Director, Ophthalmology Services is responsible for ophthalmology clinical and medical leadership. The role advises on models of care in ophthalmology that are sustainable and lead to excellence.

Dr David Marty

Clinical Director, Ear Nose and Throat Services - MBBS, FRACS

The Clinical Director, Eat Nose and Throat (ENT) Services is responsible for ENT clinical and medical leadership. The role advises on models of care in ENT to support clinical excellence.

Mr Danny Mennuni

Executive Director, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer - B.Bus, CPA

The Executive Director, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the management of corporate services, financial reporting, analysis, controls, budgeting and treasury.

Ms Loretta Sheales

Executive Director, People and Communication -BSc, MEd(RC), GradDipHRMngt, FAHRI, GAICD

The Executive Director, People and Communication provides leadership and support to functions including: People and Culture, Marketing and Communications, Organisational Development, Payroll Services, Employee Support Services, Safety and Wellbeing and the Library Services.