Chief Executive Officer Peter Faulkner manages Bendigo Health and reports to the board of directors. He is supported by executive directors who oversee the running of divisions between them.
Peter Faulkner - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
RN Master Hlth Admin Grad Dip Hlth Svc Mgt Cert Contract Mgt FCHSM CHE GAICD
Peter Faulkner started his career in the health industry as a psychiatric nurse and worked for 10 years as a psychiatric nurse clinician and clinical manager in child and adolescent, adult and aged care psychiatry. He spent four years as an advisor to the Victorian Minister for Health on psychiatric services and a further five years leading modernisation projects in psychiatric services.
Peter moved into the management of acute hospitals in 1994, and has managed a number of hospitals and aged care services in both rural and metropolitan settings in Australia. He was responsible for the commissioning and operations of Casey Hospital - a new 230 bed public hospital in Melbourne, the first to be built under the public private partnership model.
More recently, Peter has undertaken an expatriate assignment in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked as chief operating officer for the University Hospital Sharjah, in addition to other consulting projects in Dubai and North Africa.
As well as his undergraduate nursing qualification, Peter holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management and a Master of Health Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He holds a contract management in public, private partnerships certificate from Melbourne University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Robyn Lindsay - Executive Director Clinical Operations
BPhysio MHlthSci Hlth Svc Mgt Cert GAICD ACHSM
Robyn Lindsay has more than 15 years’ experience working in health care as a physiotherapist and more recently in health management roles. She came to Bendigo Health in 1997 to take up a clinical physiotherapy role and has had the pleasure of working in such diverse programs as outpatient rehabilitation services, acute and sub-acute inpatient wards, aged psychiatric services and the emergency department. Along with a period of time working in the United Kingdom in clinical roles, previous managerial positions at Bendigo Health have included the chief physiotherapist, manager of sub-acute community services and director of Allied Health.
After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Master’s of Health Sciences, Robyn has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and attained a professional certificate of Health Systems Management (University of Melbourne).
Dr Humsha Naidoo - Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Executive Director Clinical Governance
MBChB; Masters in Health Services Management; FRACMA; Master of Law (Juris Doctor)
Dr Humsha Naidoo completed her medical training in South Africa and was appointed to the position of Deputy Director Acute Services at Austin Health in 1999. She has worked in Director Medical Services roles in several hospitals in Victoria.
She was appointed to the position of Executive Director Clinical Governance and Risk/ Chief Medical Officer at Northern Health. She was subsequently appointed to the position of Deputy Executive Director Medical Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Queensland. During this period, she was also seconded to the position of Acting Principal Medical Officer for Queensland where she was involved mainly with strategic medical workforce planning.
She has a Master of Health Services Management and completed the fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She completed the Master of Law (Juris Doctor) program and is currently a surveyor for ACHS.
She has a strong interest in clinical governance, risk management and innovative system changes in hospitals to facilitate better patient care. She has worked extensively with senior medical staff in areas of credentialing, defining scope of clinical practice, performance review, clinical incident management, open disclosure, complaints management and medico-legal issues.
Andrea Noonan - Executive Director People and Culture
Andrea Noonan brings more than 20 years’ experience gained in a range of industries from manufacturing through to professional services, aligning well with the range of employment groups at Bendigo Health. Andrea has extensive experience in relation to improving processes within the human resources environment and sound occupational health and safety knowledge. During her career, Andrea has worked on a number of significant change management programs in large corporations, incorporating all aspects of human resources management, including industrial relations.
Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Business in Human Resources Management at La Trobe University Bendigo.
Bruce Winzar - Executive Director Innovation and Digital Services
Dip of Bus (Information Processing) BAS (Computing) Grad Dip Mgt
Bruce Winzar has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry since 1976 and has held several senior ICT roles within both the private and public sector, including operating his own consulting business. Bruce has pursued a lead role in specifying and supervising the delivery of new models for services in health and local government and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments. He took a lead in role in the development of Australia’s first regional telecommunications company in 1998 and was a board member for the first three years of its inception. Bruce chairs several project control groups and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project for Bendigo Health.
He has project managed the development of Central Victoria’s Innovation Park and was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster – a State Government initiative to promote and develop the ICT industry in central Victoria.
Bruce’s expertise covers business and management systems and he has worked across three tiers of government and facilitated a number of significant regional economic development initiatives for central Victoria. Bruce has a passionate interest for delivery of fair and equitable telecommunications services to the rural and remote sector of Australia and is a member of the iBendigo and iLoddonMallee working groups to advance smart city strategies for the Loddon Mallee region.
Liz Hamilton - Executive Director Integrated Care Services
BAppSci (OT) Cert Workplace Ldship ACHSM GAICD
Liz Hamilton graduated as an occupational therapist approximately 30 years ago, working initially as a clinician in acute care, rehabilitation, community health and aged care assessment prior to moving into management positions. Management roles have included chief occupational therapist, home therapy co-ordinator, community programs manager, then director of aged and residential care services at Austin Health before coming to Bendigo Health in 2007.
Liz really enjoys starting new programs to assist clients to remain in the community, having started the first dementia extended aged care at home, intermittent care and transition care programs in Victoria. Liz is also highly committed to seeing staff develop and take on new roles and responsibilities.
Shaun Eldridge - Executive Director Finance and Resources
Shaun commenced in the role of Executive Director Finance and Resources at Bendigo Health in September 2018. Shaun grew up in Bendigo and worked at Bendigo Health early in his career.
Shaun has a wealth of finance knowledge and experience in executive and leadership roles within public health, aged care, hospitality and banking industries spanning over 23 years.
Most recently Shaun was the Chief Financial Officer at Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Prior to this time he was CFO at Townsville Hospital and Health Service and has held roles in the Victorian Public Health Sector at Goulburn Valley Health, Wimmera Health Care Group, Stawell Regional Health and Echuca Regional Health.
Shaun is a current Board Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association of Australia.
David Rosaia - Executive Director Quality and Patient Information, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
DipAppSc (Nursing), BHlthSci (Nursing), GradDipHSc (Administration/Health Management), AICD Company Directors Course, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management
David commenced working in Bendigo in 1993 as a Registered Nurse at the Anne Caudle Centre. During his time with Bendigo Health he has held a number of roles including Nurse Educator, Clinical Care Co-ordinator, Operations Manager and Director of Nursing. This has given him diverse experience and a thorough knowledge of Bendigo Health and its proud history.
Outside of Bendigo Health, David is the Deputy Board Chair of Rochester Elmore District Health Service. He has completed a number of leadership programs including the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.