Dr Neale Fong FCHSM CHE

Vice President

Karen Bradley FCHSM CHE


Colin Young FCHSM CHE

Branch Councillors

Erica Davison FCHSM CHE
Renee de Prazer FCHSM CHE
Kim Gibson FCHSM CHE
Fleur Gilroy FCHSM CHE
Karen Gullick FCHSM CHE
Karen Horsley FCHSM CHE
Mary Miller FCHSM CHE
Ranjit Paul FCHSM CHE
Elizabeth Rohwedder FCHSM CHE
Catherine Stoddart FCHSM CHE
Kerry Winsor FCHSM CHE
Patricia Whalley FCHSM CHE
Suzanne Robinson AFCHSM CHM

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Dr Neale Fong



Dr Neale Fong is a registered medical practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in a wide range of leadership roles in the private and public hospital systems.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director of Bethesda Health Care, Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Curtin University, and a director of several health companies. He is President of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and Chair of the International Hospital Federation Global Healthcare Management Special Interest Group. He was Project Lead to the Australian Health Ministers Council in developing Australia’s first Health Leadership Development Capability Framework. Dr Fong has been the Director General of the WA Department of Health, CEO of St John of God Hospital Subiaco and Director of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute at Curtin University.

Dr Fong was the Chairman and Commissioner of the WA Football Commission for 12 years, and was Chaplain to the West Coast Eagles Football Club for 22 years. He has Bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery, a Masters in Theological Studies and a Masters of Business Administration.

Dr Fong was awarded the Gold Medal of Australasian College of Health Service Management in 2019, named a finalist in the 2010 WA Citizen of the Year Awards and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2011 for services to healthcare by the Australian Government.

Karen Bradley



With over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, across government, private and not-for-profit organisations, Karen is an experienced health service executive and non-executive Director. Karen currently contributes to health system improvement and leadership development through her own solo consultancy and coaching business, is a Board Director with Rural Health West and Forrest Personnel and holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University.

Karen’s clinical background as a Registered Nurse, contributes to her career versatility, motivation for serving the community and strong focus on safety, quality, people and improvement. Karen’s previous executive roles include Executive Director Clinical Leadership and Reform, and Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer with the WA Department of Health, and executive nursing and midwifery leadership roles with the South Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service.

Karen’s professional qualifications and memberships include Fellow and Certified Health Executive with the Australasian College of Health Service Management, Master of Leadership, Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Member Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member Australian College of Nursing.

Colin Young



Colin has over 20 years’ experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit health sector and is currently the Director of Finance and Business Services at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals. Colin has been a member of the College for 7 years, completing the fellowship program in 2017. Colin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master's degree in Accounting from Curtin University and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Colin is passionate about delivering person-centred care in a sustainable way.  

Dr Erica Davison

AICD FCHSM CHE DEd MSc Post Grad Hlth Promo BEd

Branch Councillor

Dr Erica Davison is an experienced leader with over 15 years in the WA healthcare system and has strong skills in the areas of health reform, strategy and business management, commissioning and procurement, and government policy. Erica is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and Certified Health Executive, and a graduate of AICD. With expertise spanning government, private and not-for-profit sectors, Erica brings experience serving on the boards of Royal Life Saving Society Australia, Australasian Injury Prevention Network, Palliative Care Australia, and WA Health Promoting Schools Association. Her current role is Senior Manager, Executive Services & Commonwealth Reporting at WA Primary Health Alliance leading the Commonwealth reporting, quality improvement/accreditation, evaluation, and Executive Office teams. Erica holds a Doctor of Education, Master of Science, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Bachelor of Education.

Fleur Gilroy


Branch Councillor

Fleur has a background as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, with a diverse range of experience spanning clinical service delivery in metropolitan and rural settings, clinical & tertiary education, telehealth, health practitioner regulation, project management and hospital commissioning, clinical planning and reform, and most recently safety, quality and consumer engagement. She currently holds the position of Manager Clinical Governance with the South Metropolitan Health Service, which allows her to both maintain a focus on minimising patient harm and identify opportunities to improve outcomes for patients, their families and the wider health care system.  

Fleur is a Fellow of the ACHSM and member of the WA Branch Council. She has an interest in developing emerging leaders, and coordinates the WA Branch ‘The Morning Network’ program, which provides an opportunity for health professionals in WA to meet and be inspired by senior health leaders in an informal & intimate setting. For more information on ‘The Morning Network' visit our events section.

Renee de Prazer


Branch Councillor

Renee is the Executive Manager, Clinical Services at Bethesda Health Care, a private, not-for-profit acute surgical and specialist palliative care hospital. Renee was seconded to the State Health Incident Coordination Centre at the Department of Health in April 2020 in the role of Team Leader- Facilities and Movements. The role managed the state quarantine facilities (hotels), the allocation and movement of passengers into Western Australia requiring quarantine in a state facility, as well as the standing up of various facilities to support the state response to the pandemic.

Renee’s substantive role was the Coordinator of Nursing- Education for Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, having moved to Fiona Stanley Hospital in the pre-commissioning phase. Renee has delivered education on a number of credentialled training courses in both metro and rural settings. Renee is a comprehensive trained nurse with a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Specialisation in Emergency Nursing) and a Masters of Nursing (Leadership and Management). She is a member of the WA state board for the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Fellow and Certified Health Executive through this College.

Renee demonstrates endeavours globally previously undertaking roles within the Nursing and Midwifery Office in this space and leading volunteer teams overseas on an annual basis since 2006 (notwithstanding the current pandemic).

Renee was named the 2019 WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards winner in the education category for her work in the SPEAK UP for safety program and for her above contribution to nursing at a local level and abroad.

Dr Ranjit Paul 


Branch Councillor

Ranjit has over 20 years’ experience in Australia’s healthcare system, with a background of medical training in WA, over 15 years working in emergency medicine and significant leadership and management experience.  He has worked in rural, regional and metropolitan settings across NSW, QLD and WA in both clinical and administrative roles and is currently working as Director Medical Services at Geraldton Hospital (WA Country Health Service).  Ranjit has a keen interest in strengthening leadership capability within services, ensuring sound general corporate governance and specific interest in patient safety and clinical governance, having been appointed the inaugural Medical Lead, Quality and Safety at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (QLD).  He has current appointments with ACHSM (Branch Councillor and Fellowship co-Coordinator, WA), RACMA (State CPD co-ordinator, WA) and the WA Therapeutics Advisory Group (WATAG).

Kerry Winsor


Branch Councillor

Kerry Winsor is the Executive Director Western Australian Country Health (WACHS) Service South West and Fellow of the College, Certified Health Executive, member State Branch Council and Graduate of Australian Institute Company Directors.

Kerry has had extensive experience in clinical nursing, primarily emergency, coronary care and general medicine/endocrine, before gaining experience in Nurse Regulation as Nurse Advisor Legislation with the Queensland Nursing Council and executive leadership roles in Country Queensland.  

Kerry is a member of the Edith Cowan University Community Advisory Board and Curtin University Health Administration Post Graduate Course Advisory Board.  

Kerry considers herself privileged to work in executive leadership roles in the WA Country Health Service.   Kerry has great respect and admiration for the clinical and non clinical teams, partner agencies, local community representatives  and  consumers  who are determined in their efforts to improve the health and well being of the communities, who rely on our services.  

Kerry has particular interests related to the College, including fostering development of women in leadership, supporting College activities including conference activities,  Fellowship coordination and examinations and ACHSM webinars.