Executive Team

Mr Gordon Ballantyne

BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer from 2017

Skills, experience and expertise
Gordon has extensive operating experience within public and private companies both in Australia and internationally.

He has been highly successful in driving growth and large scale cultural transformation in complex and highly regulated industries, delivering improved outcomes for consumers and strong returns for shareholders.

He is recognised for his strong leadership, passion for putting customers first and for his ‘challenger mindset’.

Most recently Gordon was Group Executive of Telstra’s domestic retail business, which he helped to grow into an $18 billion business with successive years of double digit revenue growth.

While at Telstra he also founded innovative new growth businesses, including Telstra Health, a disruptive health services business focused on e-health solutions and health analytics.

Prior to Telstra, Gordon spent 20 years in senior leadership roles in leading global corporations, including Hewlett Packard, T-Mobile, Dell.com and Dell Ventures.

Current Directorships:
  • Managing Director: Healthscope Limited (from 2017)

Michael Sammells

Chief Financial Officer

Michael has over 16 years' experience in the healthcare industry, having held a number of operational and finance senior executive roles in private hospitals, in the public health and health insurance sectors, at companies including Mayne Group, Southern Health and Medibank. Michael's most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for Medibank.

Michael joined the Healthscope Group as Chief Financial Officer in January 2012.

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Fellow Australian Society of CPAs

Mark Briscoe

General Manager, Operations

Prior to joining Healthscope in 2011, Mark was Director of Operations and Developments at Spire Healthcare Limited in the UK.

In Australia, Mark has worked in various healthcare corporate roles at Mayne Group, Affinity Health and Symbion Health.

At Healthscope, Mark is responsible for health funding, the medical centre division and the Victorian and Tasmanian hospital portfolio as well as working with the Hospital State Managers and General Managers to deliver efficiencies across the Healthscope networks.

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Economics

Dr Michael Coglin

Chief Medical Officer

Michael joined Healthscope in 1999. His current role involves executive responsibility for clinical governance, clinical risk management, patient safety, quality and compliance, claims and litigation, medical affairs and public affairs/media

Michael serves on a number of Government and industry bodies including the Private Hospital Sector Committee of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

For the 20 years prior to taking up his current appointment, he held senior posts in medical management in a variety of public hospitals in both metropolitan and regional settings in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Business Administration

Stephen Gameren

Hospitals State Manager (NSW & ACT)

Stephen has worked with Healthscope since 2004. He has over 20 years' experience in healthcare management, spanning three countries - New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Stephen worked as CEO at the Hills Private Hospital and was Project Director and CEO for the Norwest Private Hospital Project, successfully commissioning this new hospital in September 2009.

He commences in the role of NSW/ACT State Manager in February 2010.

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Management and Marketing Studies
  • Postrgraduate Studies in Management

Anita Healy

General Manager, Business Development & Investor Relations

Anita joined Healthscope in 2014 and is responsible for business development and investor relations.

Prior to joining Healthscope, she worked for Macquarie Group for 15 years and brings with her extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and principal investing, both in Australia and internationally.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

Richard Herman

Head of Assurance

Richard joined Healthscope in 2015 and is responsible for the risk management framework and internal audit function. Richard has over 20 years’ experience in risk management, internal audit, compliance and governance.

Prior to joining Healthscope, Richard was the General Manager Internal Audit at Medibank for eight years.

Previously Richard spent 12 years as a Director for Deloitte in South Africa, UK and Australia providing risk, internal audit and compliance services.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Graduate Member of the AICD

Alan Lane

Hospitals State Manager (SA) & ACHA CEO

Alan has worked for 25 years in healthcare, and was appointed by Healthscope in 2004.

Alan's extensive involvement in healthcare spans the market sectors of hospitals, pharmacy, pathology, manufacturing, business development and logistics.

As part of his responsibility for South Australia, Alan in the CEO of the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA) group.

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Business Administration

Richard Lizzio

Hospitals State Manager (QLD, NT & WA)

Richard has an extensive commercial background, including roles in the not-for-profit sector in health, aged care and education.

Prior to joining Healthscope in 2011, Richard spent eight years working with Ramsay Healthcare in various hospital GM positions in Queensland.

Richard started his working life as a chartered accountant with KPMG and later moved into retail stockbroking and financial services.

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Chartered Accountant

Ingrid Player

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Ingrid has more than 15 years' commercial experience and was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2005.

Ingrid has extensive corporate, commercial litigation and governance experience.

Prior to joining Healthscope, Ingrid spent five years working for a Dutch law firm in the Netherlands, working primarily in the mergers and acquisitions space, as well as in capital markets. Previously, she worked in private practice in Melbourne.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Economics

Anoop Singh

General Manager, International Pathology

Anoop joined Healthscope in 2011. Over the past 25 years, he has held a number of senior commercial appointments in the healthcare industry in Australia and Asia, including leadership positions in large diversified companies such as Mayne Group and Symbion Health.

As Vice President of Pathology Australia, Anoop has been involved in key strategic and policy matters in relation to the Australian pathology sector over a number of years.

  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Certified Practising Accountant

Jenny Williams

General Manager, Human Resources

Jenny joined Healthscope in 2011, and was appointed as General Manager, Human Resources, in 2012.

Jenny is a proven HR Professional with diverse experience across the healthcare and education sectors.

Prior to joining Healthscope, Jenny held senior HR positions at the University of Melbourne, Symbion Health and Mayne Group.

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma, Human Resources
  • Graduate Diploma, Education

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