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.
Monash Health Chief Executive, Andrew Stripp

Mr 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.

Executive Director, Capital and Infrastructure, David Ballantyne

David Ballantyne

Executive Director, Capital & Infrastructure

David Ballantyne brings to Monash Health 20 years’ experience gained in Australia and the United Kingdom in major infrastructure projects, across all phases of the asset life cycle. He has a development background across health, rail and aviation industries and a strong understanding of both public and private sectors. His qualifications include Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Masters of Business Administration (Executive) and he is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With a passion for leading teams and ongoing innovation, David is focused on embracing technological change and developing hospitals equipped for the future. Prior to joining Monash Health he was Executive Director of Development and Innovation and Asset Management at Health Infrastructure in NSW. During that time he held a number of senior roles and was a significant contributor to the development of over $10 billion in capital projects across NSW.

Chief Medical Officer, Anjali Dhulia

Dr 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.

Executive Director, Financial Services and Chief Finance Officer, Stuart Donaldson

Mr Stuart Donaldson

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Director, Financial Services

Stuart Donaldson joined Monash Health in January 2017. Stuart is an experienced senior finance executive with a strong record of achievement and a wealth of experience within several multinational organisations. His track record demonstrates excellent financial acumen and strategic thinking combined with commercial know-how. He recognises the importance of partnering to deliver excellent outcomes aligned to the overall strategy of an organisation. Stuart’s previous role was Chief Financial Officer at RMIT University since 2010. Stuart has also worked in senior finance roles with multinational fast-moving consumable goods, including Cadbury Schweppes, Kraft Foods, Nestle and Pacific Dunlop. As Chief Financial Officer, Stuart has responsibility for Procurement, Logistics, Internal Audit, and Financial Services as well as being a Board member of Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd.

Executive Director Public Affairs and Communications, Louise Kanis

Ms Louise Kanis

Executive Director, Public Affairs and Communication

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.

Chief Operating Officer, Martin Keogh

Mr Martin Keogh

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Executive Director People and Culture, Karen Lowe

Ms Karen Lowe

Executive Director, People & Culture

Karen Lowe joined Monash Health as Executive Director People and Culture in September 2016 with a broad range of experience across many industries including chartered accounting, utilities, steel, professional services and banking. She has developed her passion for people through a variety of roles including shared services, finance, human resources and general management roles. Karen’s most recent role was Head of Human Resources – Branch Banking for NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank based in Scotland.

Adjunct Professor Katrina Nankervis

Adjunct Professor Katrina Nankervis

Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer
Executive Director, Residential Care & Support Services (Acting)

With over 20 years’ within Victoria’s public health system, Katrina Nankervis brings to Monash Health extensive experience in strategic workforce planning, professional and clinical practice and education. She is a Registered Nurse, holds a Master’s of Nursing Science and has a keen interest in healthcare policy, initially developed as an undergraduate student of politics and economics at the University of Melbourne. Katrina has worked within the public, private, government and higher education sectors. She is a passionate advocate for the exemplary delivery of fundamental care and is particularly focused on enhancing outcomes and experience for employees and consumers.

Executive Director Digital Health, Emilo Pozo

Mr Emilio Pozo

Executive Director, Digital Health

Emilio Pozo has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology having undertaken appointments in a number of global enterprise organisations across various industries, enabling Emilio to develop the skills necessary to successfully manage complex and major business transformation projects. Emilio has worked as an Executive Director at a tertiary health service, has led Electronic Medical Record (EMR) related programs and developed solutions in acute, subacute and community health settings. As Executive Director Digital Health, Emilio has executive accountability for leading a multi-million-dollar, multi-year hospital-wide EMR program as well as having operational accountability for Information Technology across the entire health service. The EMR program is a digital version of the patient record that has transformed the way in which Monash Health delivers high-quality healthcare to its patients.

Executive Director Quality, Safety and Patient Experience, Carlos Scheinkestel

Professor Carlos Scheinkestel

Executive Director, Quality & Safety

Carlos Scheinkestel’s remit is to drive and support the organisation in the delivery of reliably safe, high-quality care that consistently meets or exceeds best practice standards and expectations. His track record includes leading a large and complex department to achieve international recognition as a centre of excellence in patient outcomes, research and education and winning four Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, the AHRI Wayne Cascio Award for organisational change and development, an Australian Business Award for Service Excellence, an Australian Mobile and App Design Award, The Best of the Best International Nutrition Competition four times and an ELSO Centre of Excellence twice. He has served on government committees, has a number of publications, received an NHMRC research grant, and given many invited presentations, both nationally and internationally. He is an adjunct clinical professor with Monash University and has completed studies focusing on leadership in disruptive times, obtaining a Specialist Certificate in Executive Leadership at the Melbourne Business School.

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