Executive team

Meet our management team led by our General Manager Ben Edwards.

Ben Edwards -General Manager Mid-West Region

Ben Edwards was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Murdoch Hospital in April 2017. He was previously Acting CEO at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital and prior to this role, he led the Transformation Team’s innovative work on the One Pathology Program, Procedural Areas Transformation Program and Business Analytics and Reporting Program.

Ben’s early career involved six years in the NHS in the UK. He completed their graduate management program and ran all clinical services across a multi campus NHS Trust.

He then spent 10 years in health care consulting in the UK and Australia with Ernst and Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Scott Daczko – Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing

Scott Daczko was appointed to the dual role of Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nursing in March 2019. Scott has more than twenty years’ experience working in the health system, holding senior management and executive positions with New South Wales Health.

Prior to this role, Scott worked as the Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health at Hawkesbury District Health Service. He has also held a number of other senior nursing roles within Westmead Hospital and Nepean Hospital in New South Wales.

Scott also has extensive nursing experience across a broad range of clinical specialities areas.

Alison Dawson - Director of Mission Integration

Alison Dawson has a long association with the Sisters of St John of God and St John of God Geraldton Hospital. Since joining the hospital in 1973, she has held several supervisory roles at the hospital and was appointed Director of Mission in 2002.

In this role, Alison is the principal resource person for caregivers in leading their understanding and participation in the healing mission of Jesus, through the mission and values of St John of God Health Care. Alison also oversees the delivery of our pastoral care and volunteer services.