Nicole Tweddle - Chief Executive

Nicole Tweddle was appointed CEO of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne in August 2022. She has been a member of the Executive team since April 2021, holding the role of Executive Director of Acute Services. Prior to this role, Nicole was the Chief Operating Officer at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she was also Interim Chief Executive for 10 months. Nicole has held numerous other Executive Director roles across the hospitals of the Parkville Precinct, specifically Executive Director Strategy and Development roles at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and The Women’s. Nicole also played a key role in leading the design and implementation of the cancer services operating model for shared services between The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Peter Mac and the Women’s as part of the relocation of Peter Mac to Parkville.

Nicole began her career as a Physiotherapist at Ballarat Health Services. She has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (hons) from the University of Melbourne, and Master’s degree in Health Service Management from Monash University.

Ian Broadway - Chief Financial Officer

Ian Broadway is a highly experienced Finance Executive whose most recent role was Chief Financial Officer at Austin Health, a position held since 2005. Prior to this Ian held a variety of positions in the private sector, and was Chief Financial Officer at the Victorian Workcover Authority, and health services including the North Western Health Care Network. Ian’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and post-graduate qualifications in accounting.

Antony Tobin - Chief Medical Officer

Antony is the Chief Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He trained in respiratory and intensive care medicine and has worked as a consultant in the intensive care unit at St Vincent’s since 2003. He has post graduate qualifications in epidemiology and health management. He is also a board member for Dental Health Services Victoria.

Sally Kelly - Chief Nursing Officer

Through Sally’s 30 year career as a nursing leader, she has been a strong advocate for the nursing profession to inform, influence and lead workplace reform. Prior to her role as Chief Nursing Officer, Sally has held the positions of Director of Nursing Workforce Strategy and Planning, and Acting Director of Acute Program at SVHM.

Sally joined the Hospital in 2020 from Eastern Heath, where she was the Director of Nursing Midwifery Workforce. A passionate and committed nurse with a strong social conscience, Sally is an integral asset to the nursing team at SVHM. 

Martin Smith - Executive Director Integrated Care Services

Martin brings more than 20 years’ of healthcare and leadership experience to the role of Interim CEO. As the Executive Director of Integrated Care Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Martin was responsible for a broad range of portfolios, including St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Correctional Health, Allied Health, Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Aged Psychiatry, Home & Community Services and four Residential Aged Care facilities across inner Melbourne.

Martin began his career in healthcare as an Occupational Therapist. Prior to joining St Vincent’s he held numerous positions at Eastern Health, including Chief of Clinical and Site Operations at Box Hill Hospital, and Program Director of Surgery. He is currently on the Committee of Management of Eastern Palliative Care Association and sits on the Board of the Youth Advocacy & Support Service (YSAS). 

Margaret Stewart  - Executive Director Identity & Purpose

Margaret has a long history with Catholic organisations, in numerous senior positions and consulting roles. She began her career in Catholic education before completing a Bachelor of Theology at the Melbourne College of Divinity and a Master of Business Management at ACU. Margaret is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has multiple qualifications in Executive Coaching and Leadership.

In 14 years of consulting, Margaret specialised in the fields of governance structures, strategic thinking and organisational capacity building across dozens of Catholic and non catholic organisations (including UNESCO and State Library Vic). This experience has informed her view of the importance of connection to a shared mission – a value we, at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, hold very dear.

Hugh Tobin - Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Communication

With more than fifteen years' experience in strategy, corporate affairs, media and government relations, Hugh brings to St Vincent’s a proven track record of driving major revenue and public profile growth in corporate, government and non-government organisations. Hugh joined the St Vincent’s team as General Manager of Communication & Media in 2021 and was appointed to his current role in March 2022. Hugh’s previous experience includes running his own communications consultancy, HMT Communications, as well as working for Australia’s largest independent communications agency, Bastion Reputation Management. On top of a broad range of public policy experience, Hugh has also held senior in-house positions as Director of Media and Content at Victoria University, Head of Corporate Affairs at Sensis, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AUSVEG.  

Fiona Prestedge - Executive Director People and Corporate Services

Fiona is an HR executive with over 30 years of experience in mature and emerging markets. As an HR generalist with roles covering strategy, operational service delivery, industrial relations, merger & acquisitions and transformation & change, Fiona has a breadth of leadership experience that has incorporated leadership of HR & Payroll; Quality, Safety & Risk and Support Services portfolios. Fiona’s passion for healthcare also saw her lead the HR program for Monash Health for more than seven years, as well as serving as the General Manager People, Quality and Safety at Melbourne City Mission.

Simon Craig - Executive Director Performance Improvement

Simon Craig has a long-standing background in leading organisational improvement, with more than 17 years’ experience across multiple sectors. His responsibilities include Quality and Patient Safety, Infection Control, Continuous Improvement, Decision Support and Health Information as well as being the Logistics Lead of the Executive Pandemic Incident Response Team. 

Simon’s achievements in his previous role at SVHM as the General Manager, Continuous Improvement and Decision Support include the delivery of organisational improvement capability strategy, implementation of SVHM improvement frameworks and the establishment of an analytics program.

His leadership has also led to the success of key organisation-wide programs like the Daily Management System and the Service Transformation Program – a financial sustainability program.