Our leadership team

Philip Hood

A/Deputy Director-General, Philip Hood

Philip has a career in the Queensland Public Service spanning over 45 years, with 20 years in shared service delivery.

Philip has held a number of senior ICT and business roles responsible for management and support of the sector’s core finance, human resource and payroll solutions, including the Queensland Health finance and payroll systems.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New England and graduate certificates in information technology from the Queensland University of Technology.

Philip has a keen interest in corporate governance, information security and organisational improvement, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computer Society.


Craig Russell

General Manager, Operations; A/General Manager, Information and Technology Services, Craig Russell

Craig is an experienced executive manager who has led large, diverse teams within national and international multi-site companies. He has 20 years' hands-on leadership experience specific to operational management, customer service, business development, people and change management in both profit and not-for-profit organisations.

Before joining Health Support Queensland, he worked with Mater Health Group non-clinical support services to improve patient outcomes, operational efficiency and overall business performance, achievements that were recognised nationally and internationally with awards for innovation, customer service, and sustainability. Prior to this, Craig held executive leadership positions with Atlantic Philanthropies and the Australian and World Anti-Doping Agencies.

Craig is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University in Boston, USA, holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Science—Management and Physiology from Melbourne and Ballarat universities, and has continued further education throughout his career acquiring human kinetics, project and financial management qualifications.


Simon Porter

General Manager, Human Resources, Simon Porter

Simon is an executive with more than 20 years' senior leadership experience in both the private and public sector across a range of industries including automotive, electrical and electronic product manufacture, mining services, education, utilities and health.

Simon has held a variety of executive roles with responsibilities for human resources; quality and customer satisfaction; health, safety and environmental management; business and operational excellence; as well as business management roles with full profit and loss responsibility. He has a particular interest and has demonstrated success with transformation and change, organisational performance and improvement and business turnaround.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. Simon is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


Michel Lok

General Manager, Community and Scientific Services, Michel Lok

Michel was appointed as General Manager Community and Scientific Services in October 2017.

Prior to joining Health Support Queensland, Michel held appointments as Chief Executive at both the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service and the Central West Hospital and Health Service, working across the healthcare system to build capability in remote Queensland and improve health outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Michel has always maintained a strong interest in Closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, building partnerships with community controlled health services and Indigenous communities and promoting employment and career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within Queensland Health. Michel has been a passionate advocate for regional Queensland, chairing the department’s rural and remote health workforce committee and participating on planning, infrastructure and telehealth committees over several years. Michel also represented Queensland on the Independent hospital pricing authority’s small rural hospitals working group.

Michel has previously worked with the Australian Government, leading the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s international manufacturing inspection program, providing strategic advice on Australia’s research investment program at the National Health and Medical Research Council, and reforming financial services and governance at several Commonwealth government departments.

Michel holds a Master of Financial Management and Bachelor of Business (Curtin), is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Certified Practising Accountant. He also holds a reserve commission with the Royal Australian Navy.


Mark Davey

General Manager, Finance, Mark Davey

Mark has over 20 years’ experience at senior levels in the health sector. Mark’s roles have included serving as the Chief Finance Officer for the Queensland Department of Health, Chief Executive for regional and rural health services and Area Manager and Senior Director for Queensland Shared Services.

Mark has extensive experience in business improvement, project management, organisational change/restructures, savings and revenue generation, planning and leadership at a high level in both corporate service and clinical settings.

Mark’s experience is complemented by a broad academic background with an Honours Degree in Business, majoring in Human Resource Management, a Masters of Health Service Management and he is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Fellow of CPA Australia. Mark is passionate about driving value-based healthcare, improving services and financial sustainability.


Brett Bricknell

General Manager, Pathology Queensland, Brett Bricknell

Brett’s most recent role before joining Health Support Queensland was as Delivery Director for Metro South Health’s Digital Hospital Project, which in June 2018 completed the roll out of the full integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) at Logan, Beaudesert, QEII and Redland Hospitals. Prior to this, Brett spent nine years leading public hospitals, first as the Executive Director of Logan-Bayside Health Network (Metro South Hospital and Health Service) and then the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Brett is also a board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Health Roundtable—a network of hospitals across Australia and New Zealand benchmarking and improving service delivery.

He holds a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Cumberland College of Health Sciences, a Master of Science from University College London and a Master of Health Administration from the University of New South Wales.


Jane Stewart

General Manager, Corporate Enterprise Solutions, Jane Stewart

Jane has spent over 30 years in the Queensland Public Service primarily driving and enabling Corporate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions and service delivery outcomes for human resource, payroll, business, finance and logistics.

Jane has led the delivery of multimillion-dollar HRIS system programs and projects and established effective IT business support models that have enabled effective transition of services from project to service operations for complex government and shared service organisations.

Currently the General Manager, Corporate Enterprise Solutions, Queensland Health, Jane is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of Queensland Health’s core rostering, payroll, business, finance and logistics solutions. This includes the production of the largest most complex payroll solution in the Queensland public sector with a workforce exceeding 100,000 employees.

In her current Senior Executive role within Health Support Queensland, Jane is passionate about unlocking the value and enhancing the performance of the solutions and services she delivers to enable maximum business value for the sustainability of front-line services. Jane makes it a priority to build effective strategic partnerships with customers and vendors to enable these outcomes to be achieved.

Last updated 03 March 2021