Our Executive Team includes the Health Service Chief Executive and a group of eight Executive Directors who are each responsible for a key area of our service.
Ms Lisa Davies Jones
Lisa has had a broad ranging healthcare career within nursing, service improvement, healthcare management and clinical governance. She has worked in a number of senior leadership roles within healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom and more recently in Queensland.
Lisa joined the Mackay Hospital and Health Service from the Department of Health where she led a team in establishing the new Office of Rural and Remote Health, which provides a central point of contact in the department increasing the voice of rural and remote Queenslanders at the policy table. Prior to this she was Chief Executive of the North West Hospital and Health Service based in Mt Isa.Read More...
When she’s not working Lisa can be found on her road bike and is known the have the occasional race.
Ms Terry Johnson
Executive Director Rural Services
Terry has extensive executive management and leadership experience within Queensland Health across a diverse range of service settings including large tertiary facilities, community services, mental health, aged care and rural health services.
Her health career began in her home town of Brisbane where she spent many years within the former Prince Charles and Royal Brisbane Hospital Districts. She accepted a secondment to Central Queensland in early 2000 where she developed a passion for rural health and has been working in rural settings ever since.
Her study interests initially lay in the science field with her pursuing a degree of Bachelor of Applied Science.
Dr David Farlow
Executive Director Research & Innovation and Associate Professor/Clinical Dean and Acting Chief Medical Officer
David first arrived in the Mackay HHS in 1984 with a passion for rural and remote medicine. He was a rural generalist for 25 years with credentialing in procedural Obstetrics, Anaesthetics and Surgery and Executive Officer Whitsunday Health Service.
David then moved to the role of Executive Director Clinical Services for MHHS from 2007-2015. He reduced direct patient care over the last 6 years and now has no “hands on” clinical practice. After taking a 12 month sabbatical in New Zealand with his family in 2015, he moved into a joint role between MHHS [Research/Innovation/Medical Workforce] and James Cook University [Clinical Dean Mackay School].
His expertise and experience includes undertaking a range of investigations, Service reviews and consultancies for QH. His community achievements include an Australia Day Shire Award in 2008 for his outstanding contribution to the community and a Queensland Health Leadership in Health Services Award in 2007.
In addition to his executive, clinical and community work, David is foremost a family man who enjoys fishing and golfing.
Ms Julie Rampton
Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Education and Support Services
Julie Rampton is the District Director of Nursing Services at Mackay Hospital and Health Service. Julie has worked for Queensland Health for 35 years, over 20 of those in senior nursing roles. She began her career at Maryborough Base Hospital and was Director of Nursing there for many years before moving to Mackay.
Julie trained in Midwifery at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Brisbane, and also holds tertiary qualifications in Management and Nurse Education.
Julie is a member of the Australian College of Nursing, Queensland Nurses Union and Association of Queensland Nurse Leaders.
Currently Julie holds the Executive portfolio at Mackay HHS for Education and Research, and has a keen interest in education, recruitment and retention of nurses, and innovative models of care.
As a member of the Executive team, Julie has been closely involved in the redevelopment of Mackay Base Hospital and associated workforce redesign and models of care.
Simon is a Goori (Aboriginal man) from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and is a Traditional Owner from the Quandamooka Nation, which takes in the Moreton Bay area of south-east Queensland.
Simon grew up in Slade Point from the age of seven. He completed his primary and secondary schooling and a Diploma of Education at Mackay before moving to Cairns with his family in 2001 to pursue a career in health. Prior to coming back to Mackay, Simon held the Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health with Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services and an Executive Board of Directors in the Treasurer role for Wuchopperen Health Service.Read More...