Group Executive

Group Executive

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.

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.  

Sally Harris, Chief Allied Health Officer

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Health Science, Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Graduate Certificate of Health Systems Management, Certified Health Informatician Australasia

Sally graduated as an Occupational Therapist and commenced working at Bendigo Health in 1999.  Her initial work in occupational therapy across the healthcare continuum fostered an interest in evidence based practice and health service design.  This led her to move from clinical areas and to seek out opportunities in service development, such as project and quality roles.  

Over the past ten years, Sally has held a range of leadership positions including Allied Health Team Leader, Chief Occupational Therapist, Director of Allied Health, Chief Allied Health Information Officer and Acting Executive Director of Integrated Care Services.  Sally is also the Chair of the Loddon Mallee Allied Health Leadership Group.

Sally’s key areas of interest are supporting staff, developing services that support our community across the continuum of care, and lifelong learning.

Daryl Kroschel, Chief Medical Officer

MB BS (Hons), Grad Dip Sp. Med, FRACGP, AFCHSM, CHM, AFRACMA

Born and raised in Horsham, Daryl has returned to country Victoria and joined the team at Bendigo Health. He was most recently based in WA as the Deputy Director of Clinical Services at Bentley Health, part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. Daryl trained as a GP and has a particular interest in ambulatory care. He has worked clinically across emergency, urgent care and sports medicine domains in Australia and the UK.

Daryl is the Vice President of the Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia and has recently completed his Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. 

Carol-Anne Lever, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Dip (Human Resource Management, Business Management), Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, Fellow Australasian College of Health Services Managers, Certified Health Executive with Australasian College of Health Service Managers

Carol-Anne has extensive experience in a variety of positions within Victoria’s Public Health Service, including Executive Director, Nursing Director, Senior Management, and Clinical and Health Board Director. Carol-Anne also has over 20 years nursing experience in clinically facing roles including Emergency Department, Critical Care, Clinical Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Unit Manager, Access Manager and Forensic Nurse Examiner with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Affiliations:

  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Victorian Peri-Operative Nurses Group
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Women on Boards

Sarah McAdie, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)

Sarah McAdie oversees Corporate and Community Affairs, Bendigo Health Fundraising and Foundation, Governance and Strategy and Volunteer Services.

A highly experienced communications professional, she has worked as a Ministerial Adviser in federal politics, National Communications Manager for DON KRC and has spent the majority of her career in the health sector, including a stint with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

Her skills and expertise are wide reaching and include media management, speech writing, internal communications, social and digital media, stakeholder engagement, governance and strategic planning, philanthropy and crisis communications.

Sarah was appointed to the Board of Directors for Catholic Care Victoria in late 2020 and previously served on the board of Castlemaine Community Health and the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre. Passionate about community life in regional Victoria, she is an active member of the Country Women’s Association.

Andrea Noonan - Chief People Officer

BBus (HRM) 

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. 

Cameron Olsen, Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Accounting, CA (Institute of Chartered Accountants)

Cameron Olsen leads the Finance and Resources division of Bendigo Health.

Cameron has worked in the health sector for a number of years, holding executive roles in other health services within the Loddon Mallee region before joining Bendigo Health in 2021. 

Cameron is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in financial management and corporate services as well as risk and compliance.  He has led many large capital projects provided through both state and federal funding.

Prior to joining the health industry Cameron was an auditor responsible for various large-scale government industry audits including public hospitals.  He is currently working on the final stages of completing a Master of Business Administration.

David Rosaia – Chief Operating 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. 

Bruce Winzar - Chief Information Officer

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 education, mining, local government, health and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments.

Bruce chairs several project control groups, is a member of various education advisory boards, founding Director of Bendigo Community Telco, an advocate for smart city initiatives, passionate about eHealth and its opportunities, a strong supporter for building community capacity and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Patient Record (ePR) project for Bendigo Health. He has project managed the development of Central Victoria’s Data Centre, was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster and was voted #12 Australian CIO of the Year in 2018 and in 2019 received the HIMSS Asia Pacific Future 50 award for outstanding work as a healthcare IT leader.

Bruce is also Executive Sponsor for the first Australian Regional Health Startup Accelerator program (BHx) and as Regional CIO for Loddon Mallee region leads a number of digital health initiatives including 17 Telehealth + virtual care programs,  digital hospital design and clinical analytics insight programs.

In his spare time Bruce manages a working farm and breeds harness racing horses.

Contact Us

Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

03 5454 6000

Email

[email protected]