You can download our organisational chart [PDF 110.27 kB] to learn about the structure of Central Queensland Health.

Health Service Chief Executive

Dr Emma McCahon

Emma is responsible for the daily management of the health service and implementing the Board's strategic objectives and direction.

Chief Finance Officer Assets and Commercial Services

Nicole Trost

Areas of responsibility

  • Budget and performance including decision support and management accounting
  • Financial control including finance and revenue
  • Assets and commercial services including support services, building and maintenance services, infrastructure delivery and travel
  • Information and technology including clinical coding, information and training, health information management and patient information services
  • Corporate governance including contracts management

Executive Director Medical Services

Professor Pooshan Navathe

Areas of responsibility

  • Professional leadership for all medical staff in CQ Health
  • Medical workforce recruitment, credentialing, training and education
  • Public Health Unit
  • Service transformation
  • Project Management Office

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Quality and Safety

Adjunct Professor Susan Foyle

Areas of responsibility

  • Professional leadership for Nursing and Midwifery staff across CQ Health.
  • Leadership of the Quality and Safety Department
  • Development and implementation of quality and safety systems and processes

Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing

Donna Cruickshank

Areas of responsibility

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing
  • CQ Health Closing the Gap strategies and initiatives
  • Cultural capability
  • Health equity

Executive Director Workforce

Shareen McMillan

Areas of responsibility

  • Human resource services including employee relations, recruitment services and business assurance and establishment
  • Performance and culture including organisational development, learning and development and human resource and learning systems
  • Safety and wellbeing

Executive Director Allied Health Services

Kerrie-Anne Frakes

Areas of responsibility

  • Professional leadership for allied health practitioners and clinical assistants across the health service
  • Allied Health Education, Research and Workforce Development

Chief Operating Officer

Pauline McGrath

Pauline is responsible for day-to-day delivery of operational excellence in clinical and clinical support services across the following service areas:

  • Central Highlands
  • Gladstone and Banana
  • Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast and Mount Morgan
  • Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
  • Nursing Aged Care Clinical and Rehabilitation Services
  • Capricornia Offender Health Service
  • Central Queensland Integrated Care.

Last updated: April 2023