MORE TESTIMONIALS Dear doctors and nurses and team. Words cannot convey the thanks I feel for your sensitive and wonderful care in his last days at Bethesda. The nurses were so attentive to his need and they cared for him beautifully. I am truly overwhelmed with the sensitivity and kindness of the care at your pallia

Board of Directors

“Bethesda Hospital boasts a high calibre Board of Directors and Executive Team with many years of combined experience in leading and managing health-related businesses, including hospitals. Many of them have held senior positions in health and aged-care related entities, having influence on the future of healthcare in Australia. Combined with strong finance and clinical skills, there is a solid corporate governance structure for overseeing the achievement of Bethesda Hospital’s business objectives, including Mission.”


Dominic Bourke - Chairman and Chair, Governance Committee
Dominic contributes strong legal skills in his position as Director, boasting a long and distinguished career of practising in the commercial litigation field, specialising in medical defence work and insurance law. Becoming a partner at Clayton Utz in 1978, he has had extensive experience in Coronial matters and has acted as Counsel in numerous inquests, appearing for medical and dental practitioners and also for clients in the mining and refining industries. Due to his comprehensive knowledge, he has significantly influenced developments shaping the Coroner’s Act and Coronial system.


Tri Suseno - Deputy Chairman and Chair, Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
Tri brings extensive experience to the Board in business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate finance and organisational design. Currently Managing Director of the Akamai Management Group, in his corporate advisor capacity Tri has served clients in Australia and Asia in various industries, including manufacturing, resources, fast moving consumer goods, real estate, technology and investment funds. Tri recently developed strategic options for the defence of a global corporation with a market capitalisation exceeding $50 billion. He has advised on the restructure and recapitalisation of a mid-tier ASX listed mining company, the buyout of a $300m engineering firm, and acted as originator, negotiator and execution coordinator in the acquisition of four multi-million dollar enterprises. Tri is a 2012 winner of the WA Business News Top 40 under 40 award.


Dr Neale Fong – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Bringing high level corporate and leadership skills to the role of Executive Director, Bethesda Health Care, Neale currently manages his own management consulting company Australis Health Advisory, and holds a number of other non-executive board roles. He is Chairman of the WA Country Health Service, the WA Government’s Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and National President of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. He has degrees in Medicine, Theology and MBA. He was formerly Project Director for the establishment of the Curtin Medical School, CEO of St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Director General of the WA Department of Health and Chairman of the WA Football Commission.


Jill Downie - Director
Professor Jill Downie is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic at Curtin University. Jill has held the role since 2012 and was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing at Curtin University. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previous Non-Executive Director experience at Bethanie Group Ltd, Perth Central and Eastern Medicare Local, Australian General Practice Network, Perth Primary Care Network and Bethesda Hospital in 2007-2010. Jill is also currently the Education representative on the Australian National Commission of UNESCO.
Professor Downie is an experienced executive in higher education, with well-developed strategic, leadership and management skills. She has a demonstrated history of working in the education, hospital, health, community and aged care industries.


Grant Robinson - Director
Grant has more than 37 years of professional experience as a Chartered Accountant and business advisor with KPMG where he was an audit partner involved in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus in the Health, Ageing and Human Services sector. He also has relevant experience as a Board member of numerous organisations including presently the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority, Perth Festival and North Metropolitan Health Service and is President of Netball WA. Grant’s skills in financial analysis, compliance, governance and risk management along with his sector experience are of great value to Bethesda.