Management team

Vanessa Unwin - Chief Executive Officer

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

Previously working as Director of Nursing and Midwifery at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital, she has also held executive positions at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and 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.

Liz Beal - Director of Mission Integration

Liz has an Executive Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership and  has worked in the not-for-profit and tertiary education sectors.

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 Administrator, Pharmaceutical Physician, and General Practitioner. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA), a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK (FFPM), and a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners UK (MRCGP).

Andrew has extensive experience in leadership, management and clinical governance. Originally from the UK, Andrew completed his medical and subsequently GP Training at the University of Newcastle on Tyne. After working as a GP, he completed specialist training in Pharmaceutical Medicine and spent 10 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs and medicines development in both London and Melbourne.

Andrew joined St John of God Health Care in 2014 and has held executive roles at St John of God Subiaco Hospital and St John of God Social Outreach. He is also the Deputy Director Medical Services for St John of God Health Care.

Leo Oyama - Director of Finance

Mirco Hallas - Director of Corporate Services

Mirco Hallas has over 14 years’ experience working in leadership positions in healthcare with a focus on continuous improvement, projects and service excellence. This has included positions at St John of God Murdoch, Subiaco and Midland Public and Private Hospitals and Fiona Stanley Hospital across a range of non-clinical services. 

Mirco holds a Graduate Diploma, Business Administration and Management and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration, as well as risk management and project management qualifications. 

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.  

Emma Cook – Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Emma Cook has 17 years’ experience in a variety of clinical and nursing executive roles at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital. 

Emma is currently the Acting Director of Nursing and Midwifery, is a registered nurse and midwife and holds a Masters in Health Care Services.