Board of Directors

Members

Mr Craig Carey

Chief Executive, North West Hospital and Health Service

Craig commenced in the position of Chief Executive at North West HHS in November 2021.

Craig has significant public health and chronic disease experience, gained while working with the Queensland Health Chief Health Officer. He has also worked as a Director in the Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance Division in the Department of Health. Craig has previously undertaken the role of A/CE in both Central West and South West HHS.

Craig has qualifications in Psychology, Health Management and Policy Analysis and recently completed the AICD Director’s course and has a deep understanding of the Queensland Health service delivery and funding arrangements.

Mr Darryl Camilleri

Chair, Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Mr Darryl Camilleri is the former Deputy Mayor of the Mackay Regional Council and has served as Chairman for a number of community organisations. He is also a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in tax planning, finance and audits.

Darryl has been a Chartered Accountant and Managing Partner of Bennett Partners Chartered Accountants since 1987. He is responsible for a large business service portfolio specialising in business acquisitions and taxation services in mining services industries, rural industries and small to large business clients. He was also the Deputy Mayor of the Mackay Regional Council from 2008 to April 2012.

Darryl has served as Chairman for a number of community organisations including the Mackay Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Corporation, Mackay Chamber of Commerce and Mackay and District Health Council.

Darryl’s professional qualifications are:

  • Fellow—Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow —Tax Institute of Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Member—Institute of Company Directors

Ms Tina Chinery

Chief Executive, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Ms Chinery is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. With skills in Government, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Stakeholder Management, Ms Chinery is a strong business development professional who has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Lisa Davies-Jones

Chief Executive, Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Lisa has had a broad ranging healthcare career within nursing, service improvement, healthcare management and clinical governance. She has worked in a number of senior leadership roles within healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom and more recently in Queensland.

Lisa joined the Mackay Hospital and Health Service from the Department of Health where she led a team in establishing the new Office of Rural and Remote Health, which provides a central point of contact in the department increasing the voice of rural and remote Queenslanders at the policy table.

Prior to this she was Chief Executive of the North West Hospital and Health Service based in Mt Isa.

Lisa has a huge passion for working collaboratively with all health service providers to help improve health equity and is a big believer in engaging with community.

When she’s not working Lisa can be found on her road bike and is known the have the occasional race.

Ms Beverley Hamerton

Chief Executive, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

Bev has a long history of working in the Torres and Cape region, most recently as Executive General Manager (South) based first in Weipa and then in Cooktown.

She also previously worked as the Executive Director of Nursing Services for the former Torres Strait–Northern Peninsula Area Health Service District from 2009 to 2013 and before that as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Torres Strait and NPA from 2002 to 2009.

From 2013 to 2017 she worked in Western Australia as a Health Operations Manager and then Regional Nursing and Midwifery Director for the Western Australian Country Health Service in the wheatbelt region.

Bev has a strong interest in focussing on the patient experience, workforce planning and management, advancing robust models of care, and resource allocation and service planning in remote areas.

Ms Elthies (Ella) Kris

Member, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service Board

Ms Kris was appointed Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service Board Chair in May 2019. She is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman, with cultural connection to the land and sea from her father from the Mabuiag, Saibai and St Pauls and her mother from Mer and Erub. She carries and lives by her mother’s totem Serar (tern bird). Ms Kris brings more than 20 years of experience within the health industry, including corporate, primary health care and public health and through volunteering with Torres Shire Council to lead, support and empower health changes within her community of Thursday Island. Her current role with Torres Strait Island Regional Council includes developing, planning and implementing sustainable health related activities within council communities. Ms Kris has a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion, a Masters of Public Health and is an Adjunct Associate Professor within James Cook University’s College of Public Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science.

Mr Kieran Keyes

Chief Executive, Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Kieran joined the Townsville HHS as Chief Operating Officer in December 2012. Before taking up the role as COO in Townsville in 2012, Mr Keyes was previously interim HSCE at the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service. He has also held senior executive roles with Metro North Hospital and Health Service and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Nursing Science, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Richard Malone

Member, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network Board

Born in Atherton, North Queensland, Richard was schooled on the Gold Coast and trained at Royal Brisbane Hospital. He moved to Mackay in 1988 and has been a principal at Ambrose Medical Group since 1989.

During his time in Mackay, Richard has served on various school boards, the Mater Hospital Ethics committee, and sub committees.

He has a long-term commitment to medical education and has been involved with teaching students and registrars. He is a senior examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Richard spent 10 years as honorary Director of Palliative Care Services at Mackay Mater Hospital, and is currently the President of the Mackay Branch of the Leukaemia Foundation. In his practice he has an interest in preventive medicine, aged care and sports medicine.

He is a medical provider to Rowing Australia and holds senior coaching qualifications.

Mr Tony Mooney AM

Chair, Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Tony Mooney was a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Townsville City Council and was elected Mayor in 1989. He held the position of Mayor of Townsville until 2008. In 2008, Tony was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2011, Tony was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to local government and the community.

Tony served on the boards of numerous government and community entities, including Ergon Energy, LG Super, Townsville Entertainment Centre Board of Management (Chair) until 2008, and as the inaugural Chair of the Willows Stadium Joint Board (currently 1300 Smiles Stadium). In 2011, Tony was appointed by the Federal Government to the Board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority where he served until 2016.

Professor Richard Murray

Professor Richard Murray

rofessor Richard Murray is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University and member of the board of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

His career focus has been in rural and remote medicine, Aboriginal health, public health, tropical medicine, medical and health professional education and the healthcare needs of underserved populations. He has a national and international profile in rural medical education and rural medicine and has held a range of leadership positions.

Professor Murray is also a Director on the Board of the Mackay Hospital and Health Service and is a past President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Prior to joining JCU as Planning Director of the Rural Clinical School in 2005, Professor Murray spent 14 years in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, including 12 years as the Medical Director of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council, a position in which he had broad-ranging clinical, population health, teaching, research and medical leadership and management roles.

Distinguished Professor Louis Schofield

Director, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University

Distinguished Professor Schofield is inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and the Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA). He was for 24 years an NH&MRC Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, has twice held an International Research Scholarship of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and was co-founder of Ancora Pharmaceuticals Inc. A recognised authority in the immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, his research programs cover basic molecular sciences, product development and commercialisation, epidemiology and public health. His approach to malaria has resulted in promising vaccine development programs, and clinical trials in Papua New Guinea and Africa. He has published key articles in the highest ranked international journals and received over 6,500 citations to date.

Mr Clive Skarott AM

Chair, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Mr Skarott is the Chair of JCU Dental and President of the Cairns Historical Society and Museum. He was Chair of Ergon Energy and a director of Energy Queensland Ltd as well as being Chair of the Cairns Port Authority until June 2010. Mr Skarott has also served in a number of other positions including as a director of Advance Cairns; Treasurer of the Regional Development Australia Committee (Far North Queensland and Torres Strait); and director and Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Credit Union.

Ms Cate Whalan

Member, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network Board

In her early career, Cate graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Queensland, interned at Mater Hospital Pharmacies in Brisbane, and registered in 1995 to be appointed as a pharmacist in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. She had postings in charge of barracks Medical Centre dispensaries, medication supply warehouses, and saw operational service with the Combined Health Element of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville in 1998.

Cate retired from the army to locum and part time pharmacist in charge positions. In 2006 she purchased her first pharmacy in Townsville, and rebranded it ‘Cate’s Chemist’ with a shopping centre development in 2007. In May 2017, Cate purchased another pharmacy in a Townsville GP Superclinic, and rebranded it to Cate’s Chemist Hyde Park with a junior partner. In October 2018, Cate opened her third pharmacy at the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service.

Cate maintains a clinical interest in chronic disease management for the elderly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In practise, she emphasises continuity of care, building health care teams across acute, primary, and specialist care, and between community and hospital pharmacy. Cate is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Townsville Chamber of Commerce, Townsville Enterprise, Committee Member for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Queensland Branch), and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emeritus Professor Ian Wronski AO

Chair, Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre

Emeritus Professor Ian Wronski AO has over 40 years’ experience in rural, remote, tropical, public and Indigenous health. His career has been focused on the health needs of underserved populations. The main dimensions of activity have included health policy development at local, national and international levels, the development of health workforce capability through the expansion of health professional programs and building health and medical research capacity relevant to tropical, Indigenous, and rural and remote populations, particularly in northern Australia and Australia’s neighbours. He was the first Director of Health Services, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council and Medical Director of the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service.

Having held senior management positions within the university sector, health system and Aboriginal Medical Service settings, Professor Wronski retired as Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University (JCU), in late 2020. Whilst at JCU he led the development of research, education and training programs designed to develop regional research and ameliorate health workforce shortages in regional communities. He was a strong advocate for the foundation of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and for the establishment of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre. Professor Wronski also provided intellectual leadership, nationally and internationally, in focusing attention on health issues of importance to rural, remote, regional, Indigenous and tropical populations.

Ian has Fellowship status in public health, tropical and rural and remote medicine through the relevant Australian specialist colleges. In 2014 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the areas of tropical and rural health and the health of Indigenous Australians. A recipient of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal and the Life Sciences Queensland Industry Excellence Award, he was invested as a Life Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.