Snap shot of the executive team2024-04-22T14:47:17+10:00

Snap shot of the executive team

Louise Oriti

Louise Oriti

Executive Director, RBWH

Led by Louise Oriti, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is committed to delivering high-quality, patient-focused services to communities across Queensland, northern New South Wales and in the surrounding pacific region.

Louise and the Executive team are building on RBWH’s proud history of clinical expertise, research excellence, and quality care to shape healthcare into the future. The team are also committed to health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

With a strong commitment to excellence, RBWH is at the forefront of research and innovation, education and most importantly, healthcare. As part of Metro North Health, RBWH is also committed to the Values in Action vision. Louise Oriti, alongside the entire Executive Leadership team, actively demonstrates and encourages the values of respect, teamwork, compassion, high performance and integrity to all staff.

Sarah Black

Sarah Black

Acting Deputy Executive Director, RBWH

Sarah Black is committed to supporting the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to provide outstanding care across an extensive range of clinical areas.

RBWH employs more than 9,000 multidisciplinary staff who together provide more than one million episodes of life-saving treatment each year.

With more than 155 years of caring for Queensland, Sarah Black supports the modern-day RBWH to continue to innovate healthcare practices and create a healthcare experience that puts patients first.

Professor Keshwar Baboolal

Executive Director, Internal Medicine and Emergency Services

Led by Keshwar Baboolal, Internal Medicine and Emergency Services (IMES) provides comprehensive clinical services across 16 speciality areas—including cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, thoracic medicine and pharmacy—and sees approximately 85,000 outpatients each year.

The reach of IMES services is extensive with referral services for hospitals and medical practitioners reaching throughout Queensland, northern New South Wales and into neighboring countries in the pacific.

IMS has a major role in undergraduate and postgraduate education programs for heath professionals, which are supported through joint appointments with the Department of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

Barry Oloughlin

Dr Barry O’Loughlin

Executive Director, Surgical and Perioperative Services

Led by Dr Barry O’Loughlin, Surgical and Perioperative Services encompasses 11 surgical specialities, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, operating rooms and perioperative services. It provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services to patients throughout Queensland and surrounding regions.

Approximately 25,500 theatre cases are performed each year and the service’s surgical subspecialties have grown to include the world-leading Professor Stuart Pegg Adult Burns Centre, Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Anaesthesia, the Multidisciplinary Trauma Service, Robotic Surgery and the General Surgery Acute Surgical Unit.

Surgical and Perioperative Services has a strong commitment to research and education as well as multidisciplinary care of patients to optimise surgical outcomes.

Glen Kennedy

Dr Glen Kennedy

Executive Director, Cancer Care Services

Led by Glen Kennedy, Cancer Care Services at RBWH is the largest in Queensland, leads the way in multidisciplinary care and planning, and is committed to providing expert care to patients receiving treatment for a range of cancers.

The multidisciplinary teams of Cancer Care Services encompasses medical oncology, haematology and bone marrow transplant, the Queensland Haemophilia Centre and radiation oncology, and cares for all patients within these essential departments.

With a strong focus on teaching and research, education is also provided to all levels of cancer care staff including allied health, radiation therapy, nursing and medicine.

Luke Shorten

Executive Director, Critical Care and Clinical Support Services

Led by Luke Shorten, Critical Care and Clinical Support Services (CC and CSS) provides comprehensive treatment to patients through a number of support services and vital departments including Intensive Care Services, Department of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and PET Services, Hyperbaric Medicine, Genetic Health Queensland, the Skin Integrity Service, the Professor Tess Crammond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre and level 1 Specialist Outpatient Services.

CC and CSS plays a major role in research and education programs for health professionals within its specialist areas.

Peter Buttrum

Acting Executive Director Women’s and Newborn Services

Led by Peter Buttrum, Women’s and Newborn Services provides a wide range of healthcare services to women and their babies in Queensland. The dedicated team has an impeccable reputation for providing quality care, research and education and has established RBWH as a premier centre for obstetrics, gynaecology, gynaecology oncology, maternity and neonatology, which is renowned for its specialist care of premature and sick newborn babies.

Subspecialties of the service have grown to include areas such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetric medicine, paediatric adolescent gynaecology, reproductive endocrinology, various models of care including midwifery group practices, breast health, telehealth, trophoblastic management, neonatal retrieval services (NeoRESQ) and Queensland’s only public milk bank.

Mark Mattiussi

Associate Professor Mark Mattiussi

Chief Medical Officer and Director Medical Services

Led by Associate Professor Mark Mattiussi, Medical Services supports RBWH in all aspects of medical administration.

Encompassing the Centre for Medical Officer Recruitment and Education (CMORE), Chaplaincy Services, Emergency Management and Business Continuity, and the Medical Administration team, Medical Services provides a critical role in managing and coordinating medical appointments and allocations, credentialing and privileges, medical administration training and education, chaplaincy, emergency management and business continuity and medico-legal services.

Medical Services is committed to the highest medical professional and Medical Administration academic standards, business continuity and resilience, all while and ensuring the best standard of clinical care across RBWH.

Mark Cruikshank

Mark Cruickshank

Acting Executive Director, Allied Health Professions

Led by Mark Cruickshank, Allied Health Professions encompasses audiology, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, physiotherapy, psychology, rehabilitation engineering, social work, speech pathology, and other health professionals including the clinical multimedia unit and the indigenous hospital liaison service.

The dedicated and multi-skilled team provides clinical, education and research services across the RBWH. A high-level priority for the service is the implementation of early intervention strategies to improve ongoing patient care and wellbeing.

Acting Director Nursing and Midwifery – Tracey Daelman

Tracey Daelman

Director, Nursing and Midwifery

Led by Tracey Daelman, Nursing and Midwifery Services manages and leads the RBWH nurses and midwives to create the best possible health outcomes for patients and the wider community.

RBWH employs more than 3,000 nursing and midwifery staff across a range of departments each delivering world-class patient-centred care.

Nursing and Midwifery Services focuses on maintaining, developing and enhancing the high professional standards for which ‘Royal’ nurses and midwives are renowned.

The service provides education, research and workforce planning support, enhancing the ability of nurses and midwives to provide patient-centred care in fast paced, demanding environments.

Director Research & Implementation – Joel Dulhunty

Joel Dulhunty

Director, Research and Implementation

Led by Joel Dulhunty, Research Services supports the entire pathway of clinical research, from ethics and governance processes to the provision of world-class research infrastructure, including conjoint laboratories, the Herston Imaging Research Facility and Metro North Institutes.

The aim of the research directorate is to foster innovation in healthcare, and drive change in practice through translational research, made more agile and efficient through the adoption of implementation science. Increasing synergy with our university partners is central to that mission. Strengthening partnerships to drive innovation is a key focus both on the Herston campus – through our leadership of Herston Precinct Research and Development – and in a wider national context, such as in our role in the National Imaging Facility network.

Research at the Royal brings together over 400 active clinical researchers, performing over 700 active projects. We continue to work to increase research capacity, develop skills in research and innovation in our workforce and embed the virtuous cycle of research innovation and better health outcomes in all clinical services at RBWH.

Kristy Jackman

Kristy Jackman

Director, Administration Services

Led by Kristy Jackman, RBWH employs over 1000 administration staff across a variety of roles and departments.

Administration Service is a vital contributor to service delivery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Keeping pace with change is the service’s key to moving forwards as it pioneers new responsive models of care as part of a multidisciplinary team. With thousands of people visiting RBWH every day, Administration Services relies on staff that can maintain an excellent level of service within a complex system.

Many roles are patient facing, while others manage vital behind-the-scenes functions. Administration Services’ goal is to work together to ensure they are driving benefits for the broader healthcare system, the workforce and most importantly, RBWH’s patients.

Director Performance and Clinical Services Planning – Anne-Maree Bouwman

Anne-Maree Bouwman

Director Performance and Clinical Services Planning

Led by Anne-Maree Bouwman, Performance and Clinical Services Planning provides leadership and support for developing and implementing clinical performance initiatives, services and operational planning across RBWH. It supports driving and monitoring performance across all areas of the hospital.

It leads RBWH in strategic and operational planning, working with areas and functions to develop and review service planning, development and models of care with a key focus on patient, carers, families, staff and organisational need. It is a key stakeholder in hospital priorities including supporting future service developments at the RBWH campus with contemporary models and service delivery.

Peter King

Peter King

Director, Facility and Security Services

Led by Peter King, Facility and Security Services provides Security, Cleaning and Patient Transport Services to RBWH’s busy clinical service lines. Through creating a safe and clean environment and ensuring patients have access to transport to and from their appointments, our healthcare professionals are able to provide the highest quality of patient care efficiently and safely.

Facility and Support Services also ensures that all support systems, maintenance and new works undertaken at RBWH are carefully planned to ensure staff, patients and visitors remain safe and the works are completed in a timely manner. The Facility and Support Services team are proud of the work we do to promote patient wellbeing and enhance the patient and visitor experience at the RBWH.

Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill

Director, Finance

Led by Kevin Hill, Financial Services provides financial support and management across RBWH, to facilitate its continued commitment to sustainable healthcare. The service line encompasses the immediate Financial Services team, in addition to business managers across all internal service lines.

Financial Services is responsible for budget finance management, performance reporting, planning and asset management, while maintaining a strong focus and commitment to collaborative relationship building with both internal and external parties.

Colin Smyth

Manager People & Culture

Led by Colin Smyth, RBWH People and Culture Services provides an extensive business partnering service across the business to build sustainable line manager capability through education, advice and supported local resolution to complex people matters aligned to our MN Values and strategic direction.

Contact us

Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Cnr Butterfield St and
Bowen Bridge Rd

Phone: (07) 3646 8111

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