Management team

Professor Shirley Bowen - Chief Executive Officer

Professor Shirley Bowen was appointed in June 2017 and is responsible for the overall leadership of the hospital. Prior to joining the hospital she was Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle and Director of Medical Services at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

Shirley has more than 20 years' experience in executive management for both public health and hospital management as well as in clinical research and academia. She is also an infectious disease physician.

Shirley holds dual Fellowships in Infectious Diseases (FRACP) and Sexual Health medicine (FAChSHM). She received her MBBS from the University of Newcastle and undertook her postgraduate training in Sydney, South Africa and Western Australia. 

Dr Eva Denholm - Director Medical Services

Colin Young – Director of Finance

Colin Young is responsible for all aspects of financial governance for the hospital and was appointed in June 2016. Prior roles include Director of Finance and Operations at St John of God Murdoch Hospital and Business Manager at the Mount Hospital.

Colin has extensive senior management experience in the delivery of finance services in health care organisations Australia wide. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Economics and Finance, a Masters of Accounting and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Andy Wheble - Director Corporate Services

Andy Wheble was appointed Director Corporate Services in August 2017. Prior roles include General Manager Operations South for Activ Foundation, FM Operations Director at Fiona Stanley Hospital and senior operational and project roles in the United Kingdom.

Andy has extensive experience in operational delivery, project, program and transformational management in both the public and private sectors, and diploma level qualifications in health and safety management and project management.

Jennifer Healey - Director of Mission Integration

Jennifer Healey was appointed in October 2017 and is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive Officer and executive team in providing leadership that seeks to strengthen and facilitate the Mission of St John of God Health Care. 

Jennifer has a breadth of experience in leadership with prior roles including Principal of Loreto Nedlands and Director of the Office of University Relations at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her professional qualifications include a Master of Religious Education, Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching.

Jane Tuckey - Acting Director Clinical Operations and Excellence

Jane Tuckey oversees all aspects of the hospital’s 18 theatres, cardiac and vascular interventional and day surgery functions including our stand-alone St John of God Wembley Day Surgery Facility to ensure the highest quality of service and patient care.

Jane has 33 years’ nursing experience including 16 years working in perioperative management and leadership at the hospital and was appointed to her current role in February 2014. She is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. 

David Lyle - Deputy Director Nursing, Inpatient Services

David Lyle was appointed in February 2015 and is responsible for inpatient medical and surgical wards including intensive care, coronary care and the Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He was previously Manager of Surgical Services at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland and General Manager Governance, Risk and Quality with the Bethanie Group in WA.

David has over 25 years’ experience in acute nursing, aged and community services, governance and management. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Nursing and Health Science, a Masters in Health Informatics and post graduate diplomas in critical care, cancer nursing and infection control.

Heather Marin - Acting Deputy Director of Nursing South Block and Critical Care

Heather was appointed Acting Deputy Director Nursing, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Newborn and Paediatric Services in October 2016. She is passionate about supporting women during childbirth and has 44 years of nursing and midwifery experience, including 24 years as a nurse unit manager in our midwifery ward.

Heather is an international board certified lactation consultant, a Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) national assessor, a member of the Eleanor Harvey Nurses' Society committee, and was a professional advisor to the Nurses Board of WA between 2004-2010. She also completed a postgraduate certificate in leadership in 2012.

Fay Winter – Director Quality and Risk

Fay Winter provides leadership and strategic direction for the hospital’s quality and risk program since her appointment in December 2014. Previously, she was Group Manager, Service Quality and Effectiveness, St John of God Social Outreach and Director of Quality and Risk Management, St John of God Murdoch Hospital for six years.

A Registered Nurse, Fay has more than 30 years’ health care experience with a Masters in Health Service Management and Research, post graduate qualifications in marketing, project management, occupational health and safety, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture and will soon complete Diplomas in Training Design and Development and Vocational Education and Training.