Management team

Paul Dyer - Chief Executive Officer

Paul Dyer has more than 20 years' experience in leadership roles in a variety of hospital settings, including senior nursing executive roles at St John of God Bendigo Hospital, St John of God Burwood Hospital and CEO roles at St John of God Geraldton Hospital and St John of God Midland Private Hospital.

Paul has been leading the team at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital since May 2019, and holds qualifications of Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture and is currently studying his MBA through ECU.

Liz Beal - Director of Mission Integration

Liz has an Executive Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership. She has worked in the not-for-profit and tertiary education sectors and in 2018, Liz was awarded the medal for distinguished service from the University of Notre Dame Australia where she held the dual roles of Deputy Director of Admissions and Student Services and Manager of the Prospective Students Office.

Dr Andrew Yeates - Director of Medical Services

Dr Andrew Yeates is a Medical Practitioner with extensive experience in management and leadership in the public and private sectors. He holds Associate Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Fellowship of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, and Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Andrew started his working life as a GP in the UK, and then moved into the pharmaceutical sector working in medicines development both in London and Melbourne. He moved over to Perth to join SJGHC in 2014, and worked at Subiaco Hospital, Social Outreach and Group Services prior to joining Mt Lawley in 2019.

Vanessa Unwin - Director of Nursing and Midwifery


Vanessa Unwin has extensive experience across the public and private health sector.

Previously working as Director, Safety and Risk at Fiona Stanley Hospital, she has also held executive positions at St John of God Subiaco and Murdoch Hospitals.  Vanessa has a Masters of International Health Management, a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Culture and a Bachelor of Nursing.

Darren Jones - Director of Corporate Services


Darren Jones has experience in Human Resources in both public and private hospitals, and tertiary qualifications in Business.

Darren was previously Manager HR Partnering for the Perth Northern Hospital Structure at St John of God Health Care, and prior to that, Acting Director Workforce and Corporate Services at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

Nivedita (Niv) Kelkar - Director of Finance


Niv Kelkar brings a wealth of skills and experience in finance, working at senior level in various organisations before joining St John of God Health Care in September 2017.  She previously worked with KPMG (Oman), WA Hardware Services, and for the past ten years in SGS Australia in a variety of roles including Acting Chief Financial Officer, Malaysia and as Financial Controller for Australia.

Niv has a strong background in working in business partnering, results analysis, budgeting and forecasting, business process improvement and working capital management. Niv leads our Finance, Admissions and Health Information teams.

Sally Harris - Director of Business Development

Sally Harris has worked extensively in executive level health care and commercial roles in both public and private hospitals. Sally is actively involved in establishing specialists and services, and delivers a range of GP related initiatives.