Executive Team

Our Executive Team offers a combination of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Together, they are responsible for the operational decisions and strategic direction of the service.
Chief Operating Officer, Martin Keogh

Mr Martin Keogh

Interim Chief Executive

Martin Keogh joined Monash Health as Chief Operating Officer after many years of clinical and management experience in a variety of roles within acute healthcare settings. This has enabled him to develop a broad level of knowledge, skill and understanding of the contemporary drivers for health service performance and the need for continual organisational improvement. Before joining Monash Health, Martin was acting Chief Operating Officer of Alfred Health. Having originally trained as a registered nurse, Martin practised in the areas of emergency and cardiology before finally specialising in intensive care nursing. Subsequently, he embarked on a management career. Martin has a proven track record in identifying and implementing improvements to enhance patient safety, access and, enhancing the overall experience of patients. He has a strong interest in patient safety and quality of care initiatives, incorporating evidence-based practice.

Professor Andrew Stripp

Chief Executive

Andrew Stripp has extensive experience in executive roles in a variety of hospitals and health care settings; and within the State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services as the Director for the State’s mental health system, as Regional Director for Health, Housing and Community Services and as Director of Strategy. Immediately prior to joining Monash Health, he was the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Alfred Health.

Associate Professor Anjali Dhulia

Chief Medical Officer
Executive Director, Medical Services

Dr Anjali Dhulia started her medical career in the Indian Army where she served for eight years. She completed her post-graduate training in paediatrics and practised in paediatric intensive care before migrating to Australia. She worked as a Fellow in Neonatology at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, the Royal Women’s and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and also with the Neonatal Emergency Transport Service (NETS). She switched to a career in medical administration in 2008 and completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and has worked in various medical management roles. Her professional interests and expertise include medical workforce management, healthcare safety, quality and patient experience and engagement and wellbeing of medical employees. She has completed a Master of Public Health and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology. She has led the development and implementation of Monash Care (Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Monash Doctors) and is co-lead in implementing the Women in Medicine Program at Monash Health.

Ms Rachelle Anstey

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director, Financial Services

Rachelle Anstey joined Monash Health in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for Procurement, Logistics, Internal Audit, and Financial Services. Rachelle has a strong record of achievement and a wealth of experience across a broad range of industries and organisations, including public health. An expert in continuous improvement, Rachelle focuses on improving reporting and decision making for all levels of the organisation. Before joining Monash Health, Rachelle was Executive Director of Finance at Peninsula Health, providing critical insights and commercial guidance to support the organisation’s strategic direction. Rachelle has also worked in senior finance roles for Alfred Health, Melbourne Water and RACV, leading large teams to deliver successful financial, payroll and revenue services alongside procurement and supply programs.

Cath Cronin, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Monash Surgery, Perioperative and Procedural Services, Casey Hospital and Dandenong Hospital.Copyright Monash Health. Not for use without prior written permission.

Cath Cronin

Interim Chief Operating Officer – Acute Services

Cath is a New Zealand-registered nurse with extensive clinical experience, who has held senior positions in Australia and in her homeland, including as the Director of Hospital Services at Waitemata District Health Board in Auckland, and as Clinical Service Director Surgical Services at Alfred Health. Cath joined Monash Health in December 2020 to work in the Transformation Office with the surgical program, before being appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer Monash Surgery, Perioperative and Procedural Services, Casey Hospital and Dandenong Hospital. Cath commenced her role as Interim Chief Operating Officer for Acute Services in July 2023.

Andrew Perta

Interim Chief Operating Officer – Aged, Community and Mental Health

Andrew has been with Monash Health for five years, including as General Manager of Specialty Medicine, Cancer, and Critical Care and as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Kingston, Aged and Rehabilitation and Allied Health. He was previously Clinical Services Director and Director of Nursing at Alfred Health. Andrew has oversight of the newly formed Aged and Rehabilitation Division, including the 150-bed aged care development at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham, expected to be completed in 2025. Andrew commenced his role as Interim Chief Operating Officer for Aged, Community and Mental Health in July 2023.

Mr Paul Butler

Interim Executive Director, Office of the Chief Executive

Paul has had an extensive career in the Victorian public health system, including executive and senior management roles at the South East Metro Health Service Partnership, Alfred Health and the Victorian Department of Health in regional and program management, and disability services. Paul has been a Board director of a variety of non-government organisations in the health and human services fields.

His interests include health system and service planning and management and, particularly, the intersection of primary health care and acute hospital services. Paul commenced his role as Interim Executive Director, Office of the Chief Executive at Monash Health in May 2023.

Ms Louise Kanis

Executive Director, Communication and Engagement

Louise Kanis joined Monash Health in February 2018. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Louise has headed corporate affairs for a major Melbourne transport consortium, established the communications and marketing function for a multinational financial services firm, driven the communications for a university undergoing major change and built her own agency servicing marquee external clients across a diverse range of industries. Louise has served on Australian executive management groups, an international marketing and communications executive team, a crisis management executive, as a director of a charitable foundation and as the co-owner and director of her own company.

Professor Katrina Nankervis

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery

With extensive experience in the Victorian public health system, Katrina brings a drive to improve outcomes and experiences for patients, consumers and healthcare workers. She has considerable experience in the design and delivery of professional and clinical governance frameworks, strategic workforce planning, and continuous growth in workforce skill and capability.

Katrina holds an Adjunct Professorial appointment with Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery and has a close association with Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is committed to enhancing outcomes through the translation of evidence into practice and to the growth of research culture, encouraging curiosity across all experience levels and a continued search for practice improvement.

Katrina is a Registered Nurse, holds a post registration Master of Nursing Science, and has a keen interest in healthcare policy originating early in her career from undergraduate studies of politics and economics at The University of Melbourne. Katrina has worked in the public, private, government, and higher education sectors. Katrina’s core principle is centred on preserving patient dignity and comfort. Her ultimate goal is to motivate and empower healthcare professionals to consistently provide exceptional fundamental and compassionate care, at every encounter. Katrina believes that only from this platform, can the full benefits of interprofessional comprehensive care be realised.

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Ms Chris McLoughlin

Executive Director, People and Culture

Chris McLoughlin joined Monash Health in 2022 as Executive Director, People and Culture. With a passion for developing individuals, leaders, teams and culture, Chris brings more than 30 years of strategic and operational capabilities to the people and culture portfolio, including 10 years as the Executive Director, People and Culture at Alfred Health. Chris has a wealth of experience in organisation design, people systems, and driving the transformation of teams across multiple sectors, including health and manufacturing. Chris started her career in social work and has worked in executive leadership roles in the public and private sectors, including as the Director of a dedicated human resources consulting firm. Chris has also utilised her expertise as a change agent through numerous board appointments at healthcare organisations and not-for-profits.

Associate Professor Michael Franco

Interim Executive Director, Digital Health

A/Prof Michael Franco (MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM, FAIDH) is a consultant physician and medical informatician. He is a senior staff specialist, dual trained in Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine, and Chief Medical Information Officer at Monash Health. Michael was also granted an Adjunct Associate Professorship at Monash University in 2016. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Australasian Institute of Digital Health.

Michael was an integral part of establishing clinical trials in the Palliative and Supportive Care Unit at Monash Health, culminating in the Unit being formally recognised by the European Society of Medical Oncology as a Designated Centre of Integrated Cancer Care, and he has been Principal Investigator on national and international investigator led and industry sponsored clinical trials. He has been the recipient of Monash Health Best Clinical Research and Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Outside Monash Health, Michael works extensively in medical accreditation, education and research, holding positions of national standing with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Australia, Australian Medical Council, International Association for Study of Lung Cancer and the Victorian Department of Health.

Professor Carlos Scheinkestel

Executive Director, Quality and Safety

Carlos is the Executive Director of Quality and Safety and is also responsible for Risk and Business Intelligence. His remit is to drive and support the organisation in delivering reliable, high-quality care that consistently meets or exceeds best practice standards.  

Since commencing at Monash Health, Carlos has developed robust clinical governance structures and cultivated a positive and supportive culture for employees to report clinical incidents. His team has guided the organisation through two successful accreditations under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, the last following a State-wide Pandemic Code Brown. 

Monash Health’s risk maturity, as assessed by The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, has risen to 93.78% during Carlos’ tenure, with scores greater than 88% indicating a high level of confidence in meeting the mandatory requirements of the Victorian Government Risk Management Framework. 

With his guidance, the Business Intelligence team has excelled in using data to inform and improve patient care with reporting and analytic functions, including performance, quality and progression of care dashboards, numerous scorecards, interactive dashboards, data cubes and predictive modelling. 

Carlos has served on government committees, has a number of publications, received an NHMRC research grant, and has given many invited presentations, both nationally and internationally. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor with Monash University and completed studies focusing on leadership in disruptive times, obtaining a Specialist Certificate in Executive Leadership at the Melbourne Business School.