Board of Directors
“Bethesda Hospital boasts a high calibre Board of Directors and Executive Team with many years of combined experience in leading and managing health-related businesses, including hospitals. Many of them have held senior positions in health and aged-care related entities, having influence on the future of healthcare in Australia. Combined with strong finance and clinical skills, there is a solid corporate governance structure for overseeing the achievement of Bethesda Hospital’s business objectives, including Mission.”
Dr Neale Fong – Board Chairman
Bringing high level corporate and leadership skills to the role of Chairman, Bethesda Health Care, Neale currently manages his own management consulting company Australis Health Advisory, and holds a number of other non-executive board roles. He is Chairman of the WA Government’s Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and President of the WA Branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. He has degrees in Medicine, Theology and MBA. He was formerly Project Director for the establishment of the Curtin Medical School, CEO of St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Director General of the WA Department of Health and Chairman of the WA Football Commission.
Dominic Bourke - Deputy Chairman and Chair, Governance Committee
Dominic contributes strong legal skills in his position as Director, boasting a long and distinguished career of practising in the commercial litigation field, specialising in medical defence work and insurance law. Becoming a partner at Clayton Utz in 1978, he has had extensive experience in Coronial matters and has acted as Counsel in numerous inquests, appearing for medical and dental practitioners and also for clients in the mining and refining industries. Due to his comprehensive knowledge, he has significantly influenced developments shaping the Coroner’s Act and Coronial system.
Tri Suseno - Director and Chair, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
Recently joining the Board, Tri comes with extensive experience in business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate finance and organisational design. Currently Managing Director of the Akamai Management Group, in his corporate advisor capacity Tri has served clients in Australia and Asia in various industries, including manufacturing, resources, fast moving consumer goods, real estate, technology and investment funds. Tri recently developed strategic options for the defence of a global corporation with a market capitalisation exceeding $50 billion. He has advised on the restructure and recapitalisation of a mid-tier ASX listed mining company, the buyout of a $300m engineering firm, and acted as originator, negotiator and execution coordinator in the acquisition of four multi-million dollar enterprises. Tri is a 2012 winner of the WA Business News Top 40 under 40 award.
Dr Alister Turner - Director
Alister is a leading Perth plastic surgeon, having been involved with Bethesda Hospital for more than 15 years and holding a Director position over that period. He is the immediate past Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee, the Credentialling and Scope of Practice Committee as well as the Clinical Quality and Safety Committee. Previous Board roles he has held include Chairman, Western Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and President, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Ric Leaver – Director
Ric Leaver brings strong finance skills to the Director position as well as many years of Board and CEO experience in health and aged care–related organisations. In previous roles, he has developed and implemented strategy to establish the groundwork for major reforms that resulted in a successful organisational transformations and rapid growth. His experience spans public, private and not-for-profit businesses, resulting in an acute understanding of the complexities of the various sectors in delivering health outcomes.
Assoc. Professor Yasmin Naglazas – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Yasmin comes to the role of CEO having extensive experience in business restructuring and large-scale organisational reform with a focus on business growth in health and aged/community services. She is responsible for leading the hospital and providing an overall framework to undertake strategy with a strong focus on ongoing viability and sustainability, developing organisational capacity for future growth, culture and maintaining and strengthening Bethesda Hospital’s Mission. She reports to the Board on strategic risk and governance and is responsible for future development and diversification options to meet community needs.