Group Executive

Group Executive

Chief Executive Officer Eileen Hannagan manages Bendigo Health and reports to the board of directors. She is supported by executive directors who oversee the running of divisions.

Eileen Hannagan - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Eileen Hannagan CEO profileEileen commenced her position as Chief Executive Officer of Bendigo Health in October 2023. She is an accomplished senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the health industry, and has held various Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director roles in Victoria and New South Wales in that time.

Eileen was previously Chief Executive Officer of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse for nine years. Prior to this, she spent five years as an executive director at Epworth Richmond and seven years as an executive director and Chief Operating Officer at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Sally Harris, Chief Allied Health Officer

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Health Science, Advanced Diploma of Business Management, Graduate Certificate of Health Systems Management, Certified Health Informatician Australasia

Sally graduated as an Occupational Therapist and commenced working at Bendigo Health in 1999.  Her initial work in occupational therapy across the healthcare continuum fostered an interest in evidence based practice and health service design.  This led her to move from clinical areas and to seek out opportunities in service development, such as project and quality roles.  

Over the past ten years, Sally has held a range of leadership positions including Allied Health Team Leader, Chief Occupational Therapist, Director of Allied Health, Chief Allied Health Information Officer and Acting Executive Director of Integrated Care Services.  Sally is also the Chair of the Loddon Mallee Allied Health Leadership Group.

Sally’s key areas of interest are supporting staff, developing services that support our community across the continuum of care, and lifelong learning.

Daryl Kroschel, Chief Medical Officer


Born and raised in Horsham, Daryl has returned to country Victoria and joined the team at Bendigo Health. He was most recently based in WA as the Deputy Director of Clinical Services at Bentley Health, part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. Daryl trained as a GP and has a particular interest in ambulatory care. He has worked clinically across emergency, urgent care and sports medicine domains in Australia and the UK.

Daryl is the Vice President of the Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia and has recently completed his Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. 

Stuart Lamshed, Chief of Digital Services

Stuart Lamshed was appointed to the role of Chief of Digital Services in July 2023,
overseeing the Innovation and Digital Services division. 

A seasoned technology professional with over 18 years of experience in a variety of technology-based positions, Stuart has spent the past 13 years in the health sector.

Stuart has played a senior management and leadership role in several large projects, including the new Bendigo hospital, the formation of Loddon Mallee Shared Services, and the technology transition of Mildura Base Public Hospital back to public management.


Carol-Anne Lever, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Dip (Human Resource Management, Business Management), Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, Fellow Australasian College of Health Services Managers, Certified Health Executive with Australasian College of Health Service Managers

Carol-Anne has extensive experience in a variety of positions within Victoria’s Public Health Service, including Executive Director, Nursing Director, Senior Management, and Clinical and Health Board Director. Carol-Anne also has over 20 years nursing experience in clinically facing roles including Emergency Department, Critical Care, Clinical Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Unit Manager, Access Manager and Forensic Nurse Examiner with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.


  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Victorian Peri-Operative Nurses Group
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Women on Boards

Sarah McAdie, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)

Sarah McAdie oversees Corporate and Community Affairs, Bendigo Health Fundraising and Foundation, Governance and Strategy and Volunteer Services.

A highly experienced communications professional, she has worked as a Ministerial Adviser in federal politics, National Communications Manager for DON KRC and has spent the majority of her career in the health sector, including a stint with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

Her skills and expertise are wide reaching and include media management, speech writing, internal communications, social and digital media, stakeholder engagement, governance and strategic planning, philanthropy and crisis communications.

Sarah was appointed to the Board of Directors for Catholic Care Victoria in late 2020 and previously served on the board of Castlemaine Community Health and the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre. Passionate about community life in regional Victoria, she is an active member of the Country Women’s Association.

Cameron Olsen, Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Accounting, CA (Institute of Chartered Accountants)

Cameron Olsen leads the Finance and Resources division of Bendigo Health.

Cameron has worked in the health sector for a number of years, holding executive roles in other health services within the Loddon Mallee region before joining Bendigo Health in 2021. 

Cameron is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in financial management and corporate services as well as risk and compliance.  He has led many large capital projects provided through both state and federal funding.

Prior to joining the health industry Cameron was an auditor responsible for various large-scale government industry audits including public hospitals.  He is currently working on the final stages of completing a Master of Business Administration.

David Rosaia – Chief Operating 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. 

Chief People Officer - currently vacant

The People and Culture Division supports managers, staff and volunteers working at Bendigo Health through a range of services including workforce planning, resourcing strategies, employee relations, industrial relations, learning and development and workplace health and safety.

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