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

Executive Members


Dr Shirley BowenDr Shirley Bowen
Chief Executive

Shirley joins NMHS from St John of God (SJOG) Subiaco Hospital, where she was Chief Executive Officer from 2017.

Shirley brings deep knowledge across the public, private, research and educational parts of the health sector, with experience in managing hospitals and community services, as well 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), Shirley has also maintained her clinical practice over the past 30 years.

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




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

Jodi 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 SCGOPHCG 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 at SCGHOPHCG.


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

Scott graduated with a first class honours degree in Health Economics and has worked for WA Health for more than 15 years.

Having previously worked at South Metropolitan Health Service and East Metropolitan Health Service in a range of corporate, finance and operational leadership roles, Scott has joined the NMHS Executive team with significant health leadership experience.

With a substantive role as Director, Finance and Business at NMHS, he has led complex reform and business improvement programs in tertiary and general hospital settings.

Scott is focussed on promoting staff engagement and a positive culture, alongside achieving excellent clinical service outcomes by partnering with the private sector.




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

Diane began her career as a registered nurse in Scotland and is proud to have progressed her midwifery training at King Edward Memorial Hospital, where she returned in a leadership position in 2022.

Di is a values-based leader with strategic and operational experience across the public and private sector. She was the Executive Director of Armadale Kalamunda Group (East Metropolitan Health Service) and Director of Clinical Services at Peel Health Campus (Ramsay Health Care).

Committed to supporting leadership growth, capability and capacity within WA Health, Di is a Fellow with the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

She has a keen interest and commitment to safety and quality and is a surveyor with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS).



Charles O'HanlonCharles O'Hanlon
Executive Director, People and Culture

Charles joins us from the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), where he led the WACHS Command Centre, delivering new and innovative models of virtual and telehealth services to country populations.

Charles also has extensive experience as a national workforce and operational leader within the public health systems in the UK and Ireland. He has attained Chartered Fellow membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership and Management.

Charles is passionate about the role of organisational culture in the delivery of high-quality care for patients, as well as a working environment that supports colleagues to be their absolute best.


Theresa MarshallTheresa Marshall
A/Executive Director, Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

With more than 24 years in the WA health system, Theresa has vast expertise in organisational change; stakeholder engagement; policy development and strategic planning; and program/project design.

Theresa completed her PhD in 2002 and has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Business Management and Human Resource Development.

Before a secondment to the same position in 2017, Theresa was Assistant Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Division at the Department of Health and then Director of Safety, Quality and Performance at SCGH.

Theresa is leading the NMHS implementation of recommendations from the Hugo Mascie Taylor Review of Safety and Quality in WA Health. This includes developing an integrated clinical governance framework focussed on transparent public reporting; and implementing patient opinion to create sustainable changes that will improve our patients’ experiences.




Jordan KellyJordan Kelly
Executive Director, Business and Performance

Jordan started acting in this role in June 2019 before being permanently appointed in January 2020. He has a Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and a Masters in Health Services Management.

Jordan began his health career in Geraldton as the Regional Health Information Manager - MidWest. He has held a variety of roles with the WA Country Health Service, including Executive Director Business (Corporate) Services.

Actively involved in the latest developments in digital innovation and eHealth, 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 and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.




Lara MoltoniLara Moltoni
A/Executive Director, Safety, Quality, Governance and Consumer Engagement

Lara began her career in nursing in Sydney, predominantly in anesthetics and coronary care, before moving into the pharmaceutical industry, running clinical trials across Australia in oncology, diabetes and immunotherapy, as well as paediatric endocrinology at Telethon Kids Institute.

After completing her MBA, Lara transitioned into business consulting where she has delivered projects at a federal, State and health service level on operational performance, safety and quality and risk management in Australia and the Middle East.

She worked on the Perth Children's Hospital commissioning and Fiona Stanley Hospital reconfiguration in various capacities, including Program Director.

Her focus at NMHS is promoting consumer input into care, the structures for safety and performance improvement and delivering contemporary risk management.




George Eskander Dr George Eskander
Area Director, Clinical Services

George joined NMHS in 2022 from Royal Perth Bentley Group, where he was Executive Medical Co-Director.

He brings extensive experience in strategic and operational environments, having served on national regulatory boards and in executive, senior educational and clinical roles in Australia and the United Kingdom.

George, who trained as a specialist general practitioner in the UK, also served as Director of Medical Services at St John of God Mt Lawley and Bunbury Hospitals. He is a member of the WA Medical Board of Australia, a senior assessor with the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor with Curtin University.

George is passionate about ensuring patients received the highest quality care and is focused on further strengthening relationships across NMHS sites.




Tanya AdairTanya Adair
Executive Director, Major Infrastructure Projects

Appointed in July 2021, Tanya is responsible for leading the development and management of major infrastructure projects with an NMHS and state-wide impact on the health system.

Tanya, who has a Bachelor of Business majoring in management, began her health journey in 2002 in the Kimberley with the WA Country Health Service before moving to TAFE to lead regional customer/student services.

She joined NMHS in 2012, becoming the State representative for the Midland Health Campus and the Joondalup Health Campus redevelopments, and leading the NMHS capital redevelopment program.

Tanya was acting Executive Director of Procurement, Infrastructure and Contract Management before being asked to lead the WA Health Asset Investment Program in 2019.


Joel GurrJoel Gurr
Executive Director, Commissioning and Redevelopment

Joel formally held the position of Executive Director of Clinical Service Strategy and Population Health at East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) where he developed and delivered high priority clinical strategies, plans, business cases and initiatives for EMHS.

Originally trained as a podiatrist, Joel gained a Master of Business Administration and moved into the Executive area of healthcare services. With almost 30 years professional experience in health, he has worked in partnership with key stakeholders, including senior clinicians, to ensure the timely delivery of strategic projects.

Joel was also part of the successful commissioning of Fiona Stanley Hospital, shaping many of its essential clinical services.

Joel will work for NMHS within the Women and Newborn Hospital Redevelopment and Graylands Hospital Reconfiguration directorate bringing leadership and expert advice on planning, service development and delivery, commissioning, and redevelopment approaches aligned to industry best-practice service delivery.


Annie Thompson
Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery Services

Annie joined NMHS in March 2023 from St John of God Subiaco Hospital, where she most recently served as the Deputy Director Clinical Development and Operations (Redevelopment). Prior to this Annie spent more than 20 years in the health sector, so she brings a well-rounded vision of nursing and midwifery to NMHS.

Annie is a passionate nurse who trained in the UK and has worked most of her professional life in Australia within public and private health care settings. Annie is focused on leading and empowering NMHS nurses and midwives to have a strong voice in shaping a culture of safety, quality patient care, compassion and kindness.


Last Updated: 14/04/2023