Management team

Introducing our management team led by Chief Executive Officer Jack Harding.

Jack Harding – Chief Executive Officer

Jack Harding was appointed Chief Executive Officer at St John of God Bunbury Hospital in May 2024.

Jack was previously the Director of Projects and Redevelopment at the hospital. He was also the hospital’s Director of Corporate Services prior to this. He has extensive hospital and health care sector experience, having held several executive positions, including acting CEO at St John of God Bunbury Hospital and St John of God Geraldton Hospital. He has worked in senior leadership roles within large National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the UK.

His experience includes an integral role in the construction and commissioning of the St John of God Bunbury Hospital cancer, coronary care and renal dialysis services expansions.

Jack has a Masters of Science in Leadership, Management and Change in Health and Social Care and also holds a Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Commerce.

Rebecca Ward – Director Mission Integration

Rebecca Ward came to St John of God Bunbury Hospital as Director Mission Integration in May 2019.

Rebecca worked for a number of years as the Manager of Adult Education at Diocesan Office in the Catholic Diocese in Bunbury. Rebecca has past experiences in leadership and teaching roles with Catholic Education WA and brings to the DMI role over 25 years of experience working in Catholic organisations.

Kym Cockin – Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Kym Cockin was appointed to the role of Director of Nursing and Midwifery at St John of God Bunbury Hospital in July 2013.

Kym has been a Registered Nurse for 33 years with a strong background in clinical and non-clinical leadership positions.

Kym has experience in the quality and safety and in clinical service redesign. She also has project management experience across corporate, commercial, health sector and government organisations.

Mark Hanley – Director of Finance

Mark Hanley was appointed Finance Manager at St John of God Hospital Bunbury in July 2003. Mark is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Prior to joining the hospital, Mark worked in the media and education sector.

Alistair Brown – Director Corporate Services

Alistair Brown has been employed by St John of God Bunbury Hospital since 1997 and was appointed the role of Director Corporate Services in 2020.
Over the past 25 years, Alistair has held a variety of positions at St John of God Bunbury Hospital, including Nurse Unit Manager, Area Manager, Clinical Nurse and Registered Nurse.
Alistair’s qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Coronary Care. 
Prior to working in health care Alistair owned his own business. 

Nicole Scott – Business and Service Development Manager

Nicole Scott was appointed Business and Service Development Manager in February 2020. Nicole has extensive experience in St John of God Health Care having worked as a nurse within the organisation for many years. She has a keen interest in oncology nursing and has worked a in a variety of senior management and resource positions at Bunbury.

Additionally Nicole has worked for St John of God Group Services to implement our current rostering time and attendance solution across the nation.

Nicole is passionate about developing services that will serve the community in the South West and ensure where possible care closer to home.