Management team

St John of God Bendigo Hospital provides an extensive range of private health care services to the Bendigo community and its surrounding areas. 

Our experienced executive team has overseen the $40 million redevelopment of St John of God Bendigo Hospital. This significant investment was made to meet Bendigo’s growing health care needs as our region continues to expand.

Alex Demidov - Acting Chief Executive Officer

Alex was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in July 2017. Alex brings extensive experience in private health care service provision, including working for Healthscope, Ramsay Health Care and Evolution Healthcare as CEO as well as not for profit healthcare organisations, Sydney Adventist Hospital and St Vincent’s Private. Commencing his early career studying law at Harvard University and working as a lawyer in New York prior to moving into nursing, working as a Director of Nursing and Director of Perioperative Services, before taking on a range of management roles. Alex holds a Master of Business Administration (UNE), Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Nursing (UTS), Bachelor of Nursing (USyd), Juris Doctor cum laude: Harvard University.

Director of Nursing and Clinical Services Jayne BoyleJayne Boyle - Director of Nursing and Clinical Services

Jayne Boyle was appointed Director of Nursing and Clinical Services in December 2013. She has a long association with St John of God Bendigo Hospital. She was Perioperative Services Coordinator for eight years and more recently spent three years as Quality and Risk and Infection Control Coordinator.

Director of Mission Phil BrethertonPhil Bretherton - Director of Mission

Phil Bretherton has come to St John of God after nearly four decades in Catholic Education. As a teacher, principal and system leader, Phil has extensive experience in leadership and formation at a community and system level. Phil’s qualifications include a Dip.,Ed.,B.Ed.,Grad. Dip Relgious Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Phil’s recent work as Assistant to the Director of Catholic Education in Sandhurst has included support for Governance, Compliance and Senior Leadership. Phil also has experience in Pastoral Theology gained through formal study at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Phil’s key role is to support SJGHC Bendigo with the integration of its Mission as part of the Church and continue to support reflection on the Catholic Identity of the hospital and its outreach services as it negotiates a more secular and pluralist society.

Director of Finance Holly BerlinHolly Berlin - Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Holly was appointed in July 2017, and has a background in Business Services and Advisory, having previously commenced her career in a local Accountancy firm. She was born and bred in Bendigo and has been in the accounting field since 2005.  Holly holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a member of CPA Australia since 2011. 

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