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Our leadership team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Northern Sydney Local Health District leadership team are responsible for managing public hospitals and the public health services that are provided in the Northern Sydney geographical area. 

Chief Executive

Anthony Schembri

Adjunct Professor Anthony M. Schembri AM

Anthony Schembri commenced in July 2023 the role of Chief Executive of Northern Sydney Local Health District serving a population of nearly 1 million people with a budget over $2.3 b​illion and a workforce of 12,000 delivering quaternary, tertiary, acute, sub-acute, critical care, primary, mental health, addiction, community, public health and population health services. He holds Board appointments to the North Foundation, Sydney Health Partners, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Kolling Institute.

Anthony holds adjunct professorial appointments with UNSW Sydney and Australian Catholic University.

Anthony was the CEO of the St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney for close to 10 years and held appointments as Board Director for the Central and Eastern Primary Health Network, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, National Centre for Clinical Research of Emerging Drugs of Concern, St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, and the Nursing Research Institute.

Anthony was employed in General Manager roles at Liverpool Hospital, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital and Fairfield Hospital and held the role of Clinical Director for Allied Health and various hospital social work roles.

He has held community leadership roles in Youth Services, LGBTI health and welfare, the Male Champions for Change and was an ambassador for Polished Man ending violence against children. He was a Tribunal Member for the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the Appeal Panel of the Tribunal and an Official Visitor for the then Community Services Commission. He was a Surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Anthony was awarded in 1998 the Premiers Community Service Award for his work as Deputy Chair of the NSW Government Youth Advisory Council. He was named in 2019 Queens Birthday Honours List, a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2023 awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from UNSW Sydney.

Anthony holds an Honours degree in social work from UNSW Sydney, a graduate diploma in public administration and masters of public policy with merit from the University of Sydney and certificate in health and human rights from Harvard. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers and completed the company directors course of the AICD.​


Executive Director of Operations
Ms Alison Zecchin

Executive Director, Medical ​Services
Dr Michelle Mulligan 

Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery
Ms Claire Harris

Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services
Ms Jacquie Ferguson

Executive Director, Clinical Governance
Mr Mark Zacka

Executive Director, Office of the Chief Executive
Mr Simon Radmore

Executive Director People and Culture
Ms Paula Williscroft

Executive Director, Media and Communications
Mr James Yeandel​

Executive Director, Allied Health
Ms Julia Capper

Chief Digital Health Officer
Ms Ann Mirapuri

Director, Population and Planetary Health
Mr Paul Klarenaar

Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Adj ​​Assoc Prof Peter Shine

Director, Public Health
Dr Michael Staff

Director, Kolling Institute
Prof Jim Elliot

Director, Internal Audit and Risk
Mr Jorge Ferreira

Manager, Health Services Planning
Mr David Miles

Chief Risk Officer
Ms Nicole Ikenberg

Director, Legal
Ms Natasha Patney

 General managers and service directors

General Manager, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Mr Simon Hill

General Manager, Royal North Shore Hospital
Ms Heather Gough

Executive Director, Northern Beaches Hospital Partnership and General Manager Mona Vale Hospital
Mr James Stormo​​n

General Manager, Ryde Hospital
Ms Jennifer McConnell

Director, Primary and Community Health
Ms Kim Field

Director, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol
Ms Andrea Taylor

General Manager, Virtual Care and Hospital in The Home Services
Chenyao (Jerry) Yu

Director, PARVAN Services
Ms Rachel Wolfe
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