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, 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.


Shaun Nesbitt

General Manager, Information and Technology Services, Shaun Nesbitt

Shaun has over 19 years’ experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry having held a number of senior ICT positions in both the public and private sectors.

Shaun has worked with IBM and Telstra to develop and manage ICT processes, architecture and strategy. He was the Chief Information Officer at Seqwater and more recently Senior Director for the Laboratory Information System (LIS) program within Health Support Queensland.

At Health Support Queensland, Shaun is responsible for Clinical Information Systems Support Unit (CISSU), Radiology Informatics Support Unit (RISU) and the ICT Delivery Office. These business lines support statewide applications such as AUSLAB, AUSCARE, QRiS, Enterprise Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) and i.Pharmacy.

Shaun has a Master of Business Administration (Management Finance and ICT) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geology and Applied Geology, from the University of Natal. He is certified as an Enterprise Architect with the Open Group and has a degree in Project Management (Prince2).

Shaun has a strong record of success in creating robust IT architectures and leading high performing digital and informatics teams to enable and transform the businesses in which they operate.

Shaun is committed to partnering with customers, colleagues and suppliers to create business outcomes that maximise value to all stakeholders.


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

A/General Manager, Corporate Enterprise Solutions, Jane Stewart

Jane has spent 29 years in the Queensland Public Service in human resources services and systems delivery, leading multi-disciplinary IT service management teams in Queensland Health.

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

Jane is an ITIL and Prince 2 practitioner and is accountable for the ongoing support, maintenance and improvement of Queensland Health’s rostering, payroll, finance, business and logistics solutions.

Last updated 15 September 2020