- Management team
Bendigo management team
Michael Hogan - Chief Executive Officer
Michael Hogan is a Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years’ public and private health care experience. He is a Chartered Accountant with certifications in health services, health care management and administration, leadership, and culture.
Michael has a comprehensive skillset with board appointments as Non-Executive Director at Geelong Community Care Chemists and previously, with Bendigo Community Health and Bendigo UFS Pharmacies.
Michael began as CEO at St John of God Bendigo Hospital in 2005. In 2012, he joined the Pathology Division as General Manager of Victoria at Geelong before being appointed CEO of Pathology in 2013.
After one year as Deputy CEO of St John of God Midland Public Hospital in 2016, he went onto become the CEO of St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital, Perth until June 2022.
Currently as Chief Executive Officer at St John of God Bendigo Hospital, Michael leads an executive team and over 600 staff. He is passionate about lifting medical services to deliver the best possible health care outcomes in regional communities across Victoria.
Matt Shears - Director of Finance
Matt Shears CPA is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years of experience working in a broad range of financial and commercial accounting roles for global companies in the UK and national organisations in Australia. He has a keen interest in data analytics and visual intelligence.
Most recently, Matt was the Financial Operations Manager at the Child and Adolescent Health Service within the Princess Margaret Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital where he developed a detailed knowledge of health funding and clinical costing.
Prior to this, Matt held the position as Chief Financial Officer at Vital Addition’s Perth division where he was responsible for solving client’s complex accounting and commercial issues and analysing outcomes for various business initiatives.
Matt has built a solid career in recovery audit and technology companies, focusing on decision making and reporting developments. He places priority on understanding key financial performance indicators and business objectives, whilst building long term relationships and delivering bottom line improvements.
Matt was appointed Director of Finance at St John of God Bendigo Hospital in November 2022.
Andriy Kurtsev - Director of Nursing and Patient Experience
Andriy Kurtsev joined Bendigo Hospital Management Committee as the Director of Nursing and Patient Experience in February 2020.
Andriy is now in his 13th year of service with St John of God Health Care, having previously worked at St John of God Geelong Hospital in various nursing leadership roles for six years. Prior to this, he held the role as Deputy Director of Nursing Medical/Acute Services at St John of God Murdoch Hospital for three years.
In addition to his nursing qualifications, Andriy holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics and Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership.
Andriy is a Fellow of Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Certified Health Executive. He is currently serving as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services.
Anna Hill - Director Marketing and Business Development
Anna Hill is a Harvard Business School graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and 20 years of marketing and management experience. She has delivered major events and projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US, and the UK.
As Education Events Manager at Epworth Healthcare, Anna produced a record number of education events for Epworth's 3,000 doctors and received the Epworthy Award for her outstanding contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining Epworth, Anna founded a global events and communications company with world-class clients such as DIOR, OMEGA, J.P. Morgan, Chandon Australia, Cloudy Bay NZ and R.M.Williams.
Anna's connection to St John of God Bendigo Hospital is generational and profound. Her grandfather, Frank K. Hill, a respected Bendigo businessman and former Chair of the hospital's Board, secured the initial capital investment for Mount Alvernia Hospital. Her grandmother was the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary, her mother a Special Minister volunteer for 15 years and, Anna and her two brothers were born at St John of God Bendigo Hospital.
John Brohm - Director of Mission Integration
John Brohm was appointed Director of Mission Integration in August 2021.
John has over 30 years of experience in Catholic education and has held senior positions as Principal, Deputy Principal and Executive Officer.
He also holds a broad range of qualifications in education, religion and leadership and has worked in both public service, private enterprise and owned his own small business.
John prioritises relationship development in the workplace and provides operational, strategic, learning and formation advisory and is enjoying the diversity of the health care sector.
Associate Professor Peter Roessler - Director of Medical Services
Associate Professor Peter Roessler MBBS (Hons) FRANZCOG was appointed Director of Medical Services at St John of God Hospital in 2017.
Peter attended the University of Queensland and joined the Royal Australian Army as an Undergraduate Medical Officer. After completing his internship and a subsequent year of residency in Toowoomba, he became a full time Medical Officer for the Royal Australian Army.
Peter was posted to the 1st Armoured Regiment at Puckapunyal and then to ASC UNTAC for service in Cambodia for the disarming of the warring factions and subsequent elections.
Following his return from Cambodia he was promoted and realised that he was becoming an administrator. He was then accepted into the RANZCOG training programmed at Monash Medical Centre and spent time in Chelmsford, England and Wangaratta during his training.
Today, he is active in the administration and lecturing of medical students through Monash University.
Julie Stephens - Manager, Quality and Risk
Previously, Julie worked as Senior Nurse Advisor for the Private Health Services Regulation Unit at the Victorian Department of Health. In this leadership position, she was involved in supporting hospitals to meet their obligatory responsibilities and played an active role in implementing the communication strategy to improve the relationship between industry and the Department.
Julie’s passion is ensuring processes, education and systems are evidence-based and ultimately support caregivers at the bedside. Working collaboratively with all our teams, Julie acknowledges the great work that is being done and identifies key opportunities for improvement in our hospital.
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