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 Jemma Hogan - A/Director of Medical Services

Jemma is a doctor specialising in medical administration (RACMA) and paediatric medicine (RACP). She is currently the Acting Director of Medical Services at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital and works clinically at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of both UWA and Notre Dame universities and completed a Masters in Health Management and Public Health (with Excellence) through the University of New South Wales in 2019. 

Jemma previously worked at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals as a Medical Administration Registrar and for five years in administration roles at St John of God Subiaco Hospital. 

As the current Co-Chair of the AMA WA Doctors in Training Committee and a State representative on the AMA National Council, in addition to being a member of the WA Clinical Senate, Jemma brings a strong commitment and passion for junior doctor training and support. She has interests in medical leadership, doctor welfare, medical education and workforce planning.

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.