Senior Executive Team

Stewart Dowrick

For more than 25 years, Stewart Dowrick has advocated for and worked towards greater access to quality health care for communities.

Appointed the Chief Executive of the Mid North Coast Local Health District in January 2011, Mr Dowrick works with the region’s clinicians and the community to provide health care through strategic and quality management.

Mr Dowrick began his career in health care administration at the then Children’s Hospital at Camperdown in 1989. He moved to the Central Coast Area Health Service in 1993 and the Mid North Coast Area Health Service in 1999.

Since 2000 he has held Area Health Service executive positions on Mid North Coast and North Coast Area Health Services, overseeing health projects from Taree to Tweed Heads. He was also involved in the return of Port Macquarie Base Hospital to public ownership and has overseen the $104M expansion of Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the $81.9M Kempsey District Hospital Redevelopment Project.

Mr Dowrick holds Post and Undergraduate degrees from the University of NSW and University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Dowrick continues to be actively involved with a range of community and sporting activities.

MNCLHD Executive Team

  • Vicki Simpson
    Vicki Simpson
    Director Nursing and Midwifery and Service Reform, HSFAC

  • John Slaven
    Director Financial Operations
  • Kathleen Ryan
    Kathleen Ryan
    Director Clinical Governance and Information Services
  • Vanessa Edwards
    Vanessa Edwards
    Director Communications and Corporate Strategy
  • Robyn Martin
    Robyn Martin
    Director Aboriginal Health and Primary Partnerships
  • Paul Corben
    Paul Corben
    Director Public Health – North Coast Public Health Unit
  • Rebekah Florence
    Rebekah Florence
    Director People and Culture
  •  Kimberley Sayner
    Kimberley Sayner
    Director Internal Audit Risk and Compliance
  • Kathryn Brown
    Kathryn Brown
    Acting Director Integrated Allied, Community & Cancer Care Services
  • Penny Jones
    Penny Jones
    Director Integrated Mental Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Dr Andrew Bailey
    Dr Andrew Bailey
    Director Research and Knowledge Translation
  •  Debbie Bradley
    Debbie Bradley
    Acting Coffs Clinical Network Coordinator
  •  Catharine Death
     Catharine Death
     Hastings Macleay Clinical Network Coordinator