Group Executive

Group Executive

Chief Executive Officer Peter Faulkner manages Bendigo Health and reports to the board of directors. He is supported by executive directors who oversee the running of divisions.

Peter Faulkner - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

RN Master Hlth Admin Grad Dip Hlth Svc Mgt Cert Contract Mgt FCHSM CHE GAICD  
Peter Faulkner started his career in the health industry as a psychiatric nurse and worked for 10 years as a psychiatric nurse clinician and clinical manager in child and adolescent, adult and aged care psychiatry. He spent four years as an advisor to the Victorian Minister for Health on psychiatric services and a further five years leading modernisation projects in psychiatric services.  
Peter moved into the management of acute hospitals in 1994, and has managed a number of hospitals and aged care services in both rural and metropolitan settings in Australia. He was responsible for the commissioning and operations of Casey Hospital - a new 230 bed public hospital in Melbourne, the first to be built under the public private partnership model.  
More recently, Peter has undertaken an expatriate assignment in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked as chief operating officer for the University Hospital Sharjah, in addition to other consulting projects in Dubai and North Africa.  
As well as his undergraduate nursing qualification, Peter holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management and a Master of Health Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He holds a contract management in public, private partnerships certificate from Melbourne University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.  

Robyn Lindsay – Executive Director Clinical Operations

BPhysio MHlthSci Hlth Svc Mgt Cert GAICD ACHSM 

Robyn Lindsay has more than 15 years’ experience working in health care as a physiotherapist and more recently in health management roles. She came to Bendigo Health in 1997 to take up a clinical physiotherapy role and has had the pleasure of working in such diverse programs as outpatient rehabilitation services, acute and sub-acute inpatient wards, aged psychiatric services and the emergency department. Along with a period of time working in the United Kingdom in clinical roles, previous managerial positions at Bendigo Health have included the chief physiotherapist, manager of sub-acute community services and director of Allied Health. 
After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Master’s of Health Sciences, Robyn has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and attained a professional certificate of Health Systems Management (University of Melbourne). 

Diana Badcock - Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Executive Director Clinical Governance

MBBS, Dip of Anaesthetics, Certified Health Informatician Australasia, Certified Educator Human Factors in Healthcare, Fellow Australasian College of Emergency Medicine

Diana was born in Cambridge and qualified as a doctor in 1986 at Charing Cross Medical School. She began working at Bendigo Health in the mid-1990s, where she trained part-time as an Emergency Medicine Specialist, FACEM, and became Director of Emergency Medical Training.

She’s held a number of roles in her 25 years at Bendigo Health including Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Medical Lead for the Bendigo hospital move, and more recently Clinical Director of Acute Ambulatory and Critical Care.

Diana won the ACEM 2019 John Gilroy Potts Award as co-author in BMJ publication on Scribe research.

She is passionate about delivering realistic healthcare that adds value to the patient’s quality of life.

Andrea Noonan - Executive Director People and Culture

BBus (HRM) 

Andrea Noonan brings more than 20 years’ experience gained in a range of industries from manufacturing through to professional services, aligning well with the range of employment groups at Bendigo Health. Andrea has extensive experience in relation to improving processes within the human resources environment and sound occupational health and safety knowledge. During her career, Andrea has worked on a number of significant change management programs in large corporations, incorporating all aspects of human resources management, including industrial relations. 
Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Business in Human Resources Management at La Trobe University Bendigo. 

Bruce Winzar - Executive Director Innovation and Digital Services/Regional CIO – Bendigo Health

Dip of Bus (Information Processing) BAS (Computing) Grad Dip Mgt 

Bruce Winzar has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry since 1976 and has held several senior ICT roles within both the private and public sector, including operating his own consulting business. Bruce has pursued a lead role in specifying and supervising the delivery of new models for services in education, mining, local government, health and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments.

Bruce chairs several project control groups, is a member of various education advisory boards, founding Director of Bendigo Community Telco, an advocate for smart city initiatives, passionate about eHealth and its opportunities, a strong supporter for building community capacity and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Patient Record (ePR) project for Bendigo Health. He has project managed the development of Central Victoria’s Data Centre, was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster and was voted #12 Australian CIO of the Year in 2018 and in 2019 received the HIMSS Asia Pacific Future 50 award for outstanding work as a healthcare IT leader.

Bruce is also Executive Sponsor for the first Australian Regional Health Startup Accelerator program (BHx) and as Regional CIO for Loddon Mallee region leads a number of digital health initiatives including 17 Telehealth + virtual care programs,  digital hospital design and clinical analytics insight programs.

In his spare time Bruce manages a working farm and breeds harness racing horses.

Liz Hamilton - Executive Director Integrated Care Services

BAppSci (OT) Cert Workplace Ldship ACHSM GAICD 
Liz Hamilton graduated as an occupational therapist approximately 30 years ago, working initially as a clinician in acute care, rehabilitation, community health and aged care assessment prior to moving into management positions. Management roles have included chief occupational therapist, home therapy co-ordinator, community programs manager, then director of aged and residential care services at Austin Health before coming to Bendigo Health in 2007.
Liz really enjoys starting new programs to assist clients to remain in the community, having started the first dementia extended aged care at home, intermittent care and transition care programs in Victoria. Liz is also highly committed to seeing staff develop and take on new roles and responsibilities. 

David Rosaia – Executive Director Quality and Patient Information, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

DipAppSc (Nursing), BHlthSci (Nursing), GradDipHSc (Administration/Health Management), AICD Company Directors Course, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management

David commenced working in Bendigo in 1993 as a Registered Nurse at the Anne Caudle Centre. During his time with Bendigo Health he has held a number of roles including Nurse Educator, Clinical Care Co-ordinator, Operations Manager and Director of Nursing. This has given him diverse experience and a thorough knowledge of Bendigo Health and its proud history. 

Outside of Bendigo Health, David is the Deputy Board Chair of Rochester Elmore District Health Service. He has completed a number of leadership programs including the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. 

Shaun Eldridge – Executive Director Finance and Resources


Shaun commenced in the role of Executive Director Finance and Resources at Bendigo Health in September 2018.   Shaun grew up in Bendigo and worked at Bendigo Health early in his career.

Shaun has a wealth of finance knowledge and experience in executive and leadership roles within public health, aged care, hospitality and banking industries spanning over 23 years.

Most recently Shaun was the Chief Financial Officer at Central Adelaide Local Health Network.  Prior to this time he was CFO at Townsville Hospital and Health Service and has held roles in the Victorian Public Health Sector at Goulburn Valley Health, Wimmera Health Care Group, Stawell Regional Health and Echuca Regional Health. 

Shaun is a current Board Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association of Australia.

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