The Executive group provides leadership and direction across all aspects of the health service.

Executive Members


Dr Shirley BowenDr Shirley Bowen
Chief Executive

Dr Shirley Bowen joins us as NMHS’s Chief Executive from St John of God (SJOG) Subiaco Hospital, where she was Chief Executive Officer since 2017.

Dr Bowen brings with her deep knowledge across the public, private, research and educational parts of the health sector, with experience in managing hospitals and community services, and also as Chief Medical Officer of the ACT and as Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.

With dual Fellowships in Infectious Diseases (FRACP) and Sexual Health medicine (FAChSHM), Dr Bowen has also maintained her clinical practice over the last 30 years.

Dr Bowen has a passion for excellent and compassionate patient care and is committed to visible and authentic leadership. She is excited to join and lead the challenges facing NHMS.




Jodi GrahamDr Jodi Graham
A/Executive Director, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group

Dr Jodi Graham is a locally trained specialist anaesthetist and has worked at SCGH as a consultant anaesthetist for the past 15 years.

During that time Jodi was also a consultant at KEMH and has been Medical Co-Director of the Surgical Division at SCGOPH group since 2013.

Jodi spent 2018 working at the Department of Health as the Medical Adviser to the Sustainable Health Review Project, which was a great opportunity for her to put a Masters of Health Policy, acquired at the University of Sydney to good use.

Jodi has a keen interest in engaging with staff, empowering our workforce and developing strong individual culture and identity amongst the Women and Newborn Health Service.




Scott GoderScott Goder
A/Executive Director, Procurement, Infrastructure and Contract Management










Diane BarrDiane Barr
A/Executive Director Women and Newborn Health Service


Tony DolanTony Dolan
Area Executive Director, Nursing Services

Tony Dolan has worked in various positions as a senior registered nurse within SCGH and Osborne Park Hospitals (OPH), with a clinical background in orthopaedic nursing. He also worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom before coming to WA and has been with NMHS for 24 years.

Tony has a Masters in Clinical Nursing and has an active interest in the promotion of clinical leadership and patient outcomes.

Coming back to the AED, Nursing Services after two years as A/CE, Tony continues to be committed to staff wellness and staff engagement, as well as improving our performance against the KPI’s.



Karen KyriakouKaren Kyriakou
A/Executive Director, Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

Karen graduated as a Social Worker and has worked in mental health services across two states since 1997 working in Sydney Community Mental Health services first as a clinician and then as a Team Leader /Manager.

Karen moved to Perth in 2008 into the role of Service Coordinator at Inner City Community Mental Health and has since secured positions as Program Manager and Transitioning and Commissioning Program Manager for the SCGH Mental Health unit in 2015. Prior to the roll out of the new MHPHDS Mental Health structure Karen held the position of Acting Adult Director for the Adult Mental Health Program.  Karen has held  the permanent position of Community Adult Co Director since 2018 and has been Acting in the role of Executive Director of MHPHDS since March 2021.

Karen has worked closely with consumers and carers and families in various mental health settings and sponsored Consumer and Carer Participation in the 2018 Service Wide Accreditation that received “Gold Star” standing against National Safety Quality and Health Service Standard 2 Partnering with Consumers. Karen is committed to the wellbeing and culture of the mental health workforce and the delivery of quality mental health services that promote recovery and wellness for our community.




Jordan KellyJordan Kelly
Executive Director, Business and Performance

Jordan Kelly commenced with the North Metropolitan Health Service in June 2019 as A/Executive Director Business and Performance before being permanently appointed to the position in January 2020. For the past six years he held the position of Executive Director Business (Corporate) Services for the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) which oversees the Finance, Workforce, Information and Performance functions for the organisation. Prior to this, Jordan has undertaken a variety of roles with WACHS including Director Business Performance and Analysis, Director Corporate Services – Goldfields (based in Kalgoorlie) and Manager Organisational Performance. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management) and commenced his health career in Geraldton as the Regional Health Information Manager – Midwest. Jordan is a member of the Health Information Management Association of Australia and is actively involved and interested in the latest developments in digital innovation and eHealth.

Jordan is a Board Member of the Palmerston Association which provides alcohol and other drug services for communities across WA. He chairs the Palmerston Board Governance and Risk committee and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jordan enjoys improving systems to support the delivery of services and has a strong background in governance and risk. He has been a surveyor / assessor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards since 2012.

Jordan holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and a Masters in Health Services Management. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.




Theresa MarshallDr Theresa Marshall
Executive Director of Safety, Quality, Governance and Consumer Engagement

With more than 24 years of experience in the WA health system, Theresa Marshall has vast expertise and interest in the areas of organisational change; effective stakeholder engagement; policy development and strategic planning; and program/project design, implementation, management and monitoring.

Before accepting a secondment to the same position in August 2017, Theresa was the Assistant Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Division at the Department of Health before taking up the role as the Director of Safety, Quality and Performance at SCGH in 2014.

Prior to this Theresa completed her PhD in 2002 and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, as well as a Masters in Business Management and Human Resource Development.

Theresa is focussed on leading the NMHS implementation of the Hugo Mascie Taylor Review of Safety and Quality in WA Health recommendations; developing an integrated clinical governance framework that is focussed on transparent public reporting; and promoting and implementing Patient Opinion in order to create long-term, sustainable changes that will improve our patients’ experiences throughout the NMHS hospital and service network.




Ajitha NairDr Ajitha Nair
Area Director Clinical Services

Ajitha joined the Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group in October 2018 as the Deputy Director Medical Services and has been in the ADCS role since August 2019.

Ajitha is a passionate advocate for patient-focused care underpinned by good clinical governance, and has a strong focus on open communication and consultation.

Ajitha is developing effective partnerships between clinicians and management to achieve our organisational objective of excellent care for our patients and community.



  Tanya AdairTanya Adair
Executive Director Major Infrastructure Projects

Tanya is a well-respected executive director with considerable experience in the public health sector.

She was appointed as Executive Director Major Infrastructure Projects in July 2021 and is responsible for leading the development and management of major infrastructure projects with an NMHS and state-wide impact on the health system.

Tanya is looking forward to actively leading and managing organisational change, working with key stakeholders and partnering with government and non-government colleagues to lead the development of new infrastructure that will enable service delivery transformation within NMHS for the benefit of patients, carers and staff.


Nicole BennettNicole Bennett
Director Office of the Chief Executive

Nicole graduated as a clinical dietitian working interstate in rural and remote areas and then at PMH as a clinical dietitian. Nicole has a Masters in Public Health and worked in policy, planning, programs and research for key state-wide nutrition and injury prevention programs, a key achievement was the the state-wide Stay on your Feet WA.

Moving into understanding the business and corporate side of health care, Nicole worked at Workcover WA on their cultural reform and stakeholder engagement program and then moved into policy and program implementation at the Commonwealth’s Department of Health and Ageing - Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Division. Over the last 10 years Nicole has worked in system-wide health reform specifically finance and purchasing reforms as part of the WA Health Reform program as well as corporate services and business improvement for WACHS, SMHS and now in NMHS (since 2017).

Nicole is committed to people and culture through enabling programs of strategic and organisational planning, corporate governance and business improvements, and solid stakeholder engagement and communication.




Last Updated: 02/06/2022