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Management Team

Cabrini Health has a eight-member Executive Committee, offering a combination of experience, deep commitment, energy and enthusiasm.

Our management team

Cabrini Health has a ten member Executive Committee, including Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh. The Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive in performing his duties, including leadership of our mission and implementation of our Cabrini Health Strategic Plan 2016-20.

Our well established team offer a combination of experience, deep commitment, energy and enthusiasm had created a dynamic leadership team that is well placed to lead the organisation forward.


Dr Michael Walsh – Chief Executive

Dr Michael Walsh has been Chief Executive of Cabrini Health Limited since December 2008. He has a distinguished career in hospital and health administration in Victoria, Western Australia, the UK and the Middle East. Michael is a medical graduate of Monash University and holds a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australasian College of Health Service Managers. Michael is appointed as a Company Secretary of Cabrini Health Limited.

Jason Aquilina – Chief Finance Officer

Jason Aquilina, who joined Cabrini in 2011 as Director of Finance, was appointed Chief Finance Officer in August 2017. In this role, he has executive responsibility for Cabrini’s patient accounts, payroll, accounts payable, management accounting, private health funds, and finance and treasury functions. Before Cabrini, Jason worked in transport and logistics, where he held multiple finance roles including leading the accounting teams for various large infrastructure and information technology projects. Jason is a certified practising accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in accounting and economics.


Craig Bosworth – Group Director, Strategy & Marketing

Craig joined Cabrini in July 2018. His experience covers a range of sectors across primary and tertiary healthcare, compensable and private health insurance, aged care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Having graduated as a physiotherapist, he became a Director of Olympic Park Sport Medicine Centre before working for a number of organisations including TAC, Worksafe, Medibank Private, Healthways Australia and Healthdirect Australia. He was Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport from 2015 to 2016. Craig holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and has studied at Wharton (finance), Stanford (strategy) and Monash (health economics) universities. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a past Director of Comcare, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the NSW Ministerial Advisory Board for Preventative Health.


Professor Leanne Boyd – Group Director, Nursing, Education and Research

Leanne joined the Executive Committee in August 2014 as Executive Director of Nursing and Cabrini Institute. She has a clinical background in critical care and began working at Cabrini in 2012 as Director of Education and Staff Development. Leanne has more than 20 years’ experience in health professional education. Previously, she worked at Monash University as Director of Academic Programs (Middle East) and Head of Department Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice. Leanne holds postgraduate qualifications in education and critical care from Monash University and a Master of Tertiary Education Management from the University of Melbourne.


Geoff Fazakerley – Chief Property Officer

Geoff began working for Cabrini in 1985 and in 1990 became Director of Support Services until 1997, when he was made Director of Building and Business Development. In 2009, Geoff was appointed to the position of Executive Director, Diagnostic Services and Infrastructure and to his current position in 2014. Geoff has played an integral part in overseeing the development and expansion of Cabrini Health, including our premises at Ashwood, Brighton, Elsternwick, Hawthorn, Malvern and Prahran.


Mary-Anne Gallagher – Group Director, People and Culture

Mary-Anne has been with Cabrini since 2010 and has worked in the role of Principal Consultant, Organisation Development reporting to the Chief Executive. In 2014, she was appointed to the new role of Executive Director, People and Culture. Mary-Anne is a registered psychologist who has worked in human resources for more than 25 years in private and public sector organisations including finance, corporate rehabilitation, environmental management, public and private health and tertiary education. She has held roles as director of organisation development and human resources at a global level in complex, dispersed organisations. Mary-Anne holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Positive Organisation Development. She is a member of the Mission and People Committee.

Cath Garner – Group Director, Mission and Cabrini Outreach

Cath has worked at Cabrini for a total of 25 years. She has a background in nursing and education and in 2002, she was appointed as Mission Integration Officer, joining the Executive Committee in 2007. She has worked in Australian healthcare for almost three decades in a wide range of key clinical, staff development and management roles. She holds postgraduate degrees in education, information systems, innovation/service management and theology. She oversees Cabrini Health’s social outreach program.

Dr Peter Lowthian – Group Director, Medical Services and Clinical Governance

Since 2002, Peter was Executive Director of the Cabrini Institute and in 2013 he also gained executive responsibility for clinical governance at Cabrini. In August 2014, he was appointed to his current position. Peter is a rheumatologist and a graduate of Monash University. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, of the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, of the Royal College of Physicians London and of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. Peter believes that management systems, quality staff, education, research and patient involvement are the fundamental underpinnings of safe, high quality patient care.

John Papatheohari – Group Director, Information Technology & Digital Transformation

John joined in 2015. Previously, he was General Manager of Health Shared Services for five years, providing mission-critical information technology services across the Victorian public health sector. He made the transition to industry after 26 years working as a management consultant. During his career, John has led a diverse range of organisations, working at the intersection of business and technology, and has had extensive global exposure. Over his time at Cabrini, John has balanced establishing strategic direction with effecting operational improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Business and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Tim Staker – Chief of Cabrini Technology

Tim Staker joined Cabrini in 2002 and leads Cabrini Technology which has over 450 staff operating throughout Australia and New Zealand, comprising AWA Technology Services, Chemtronics Biomedical Engineering, Chemtronics Direct, Hospitech Facilities and Asset Management, In-a-Tick Compliance Testing Services, Assistive Living Technologies & Equipment Resources and Victorian Home Health Equipment, as well as Cabrini’s Centre for Innovation. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Technology Management and a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering. Previously Tim held senior positions with a large multinational provider of non-clinical services and has more than a decade of management experience working in the public health sector. He serves as a Board member for Breastscreen Victoria, where he chairs the Information Technology & Communication Board Subcommittee.

Sue Williams – Chief of Health Operations

Sue has more than 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry at senior management level in both the public and private sectors. She has held various roles including the Director of Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Chief Operating Officer of 44 hospitals at Healthscope and Chief Executive Officer at Peninsula Health. Sue originally trained as a nurse and has postgraduate qualifications in business management and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University. She has completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. She joined Cabrini in the new role of Chief of Health Operations in October 2017.