Brisbane South PHN’s executive leadership team are experienced and well-respected professionals in their fields with demonstrated skills in providing strategic leadership and working collaboratively across the health sector to respond to the local health needs of our region.
Meet the team
Chief Executive Officer
Mike is an experienced CEO and senior health care executive officer with experience in working for not for profit, publicly listed and private companies both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Over a 30 year career, Mike has overseen the delivery of aged care services (both community based and residential), community mental health services, children and family support services, homelessness outreach initiatives, carer support programs and community health education schemes. He has held senior roles with FKP (Aveo), Prime, Eureka and Gateway Lifestyle, in addition to aged care organisations PresCare and TriCare.
Mike has an Honours Degree in Business and a Master in Public Health from the University of Queensland.
Deputy CEO & General Manager | Corporate Services
Julie has more than 20 years experience in managing corporate services related functions; governance and service delivery in the community services and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Brisbane South PHN, Julie was Senior Manager for Organisation Services and Company Secretary at the Queensland Council of Social Service. Julie is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager | Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs programs
Courtney has a wealth of experience in the mental health space, with 8 years at Accoras, where she held the pivotal role of General Manager, Community Services.
She has expertise in providing exceptional operational management to programs dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, adults, and families across South-East Queensland.
With a Bachelor of Human Services in Child Protection, Courtney has played an instrumental role in fostering substantial growth and achieving incredible outcomes for the community.
One of Courtney’s joys is collaborating with other passionate practitioners, clinicians, and leaders in the field. Working alongside like-minded individuals who shared her commitment to improving mental health outcomes further fuels her drive to effect meaningful change in the lives of others.
General Manager | Child, Youth, Family and Older Persons programs
Matt has 20 years of experience working with marginalised children, families and communities as well as tertiary qualifications in psychology.
Matt has worked with communities and partners to affect health system change in maternity, child development, homelessness, child protection and the domestic and family violence system with recent senior leadership roles in collective impact initiatives in Woorabinda, Logan and Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
He has supported culturally diverse communities to develop community-controlled organisations and effectively address emerging social and health challenges.
General Manager | System Integration and Coordination
Laura has been working in the Brisbane South region for over 10 years, experienced in leading various primary health care programs and commissioned services during this time. Laura has an interest in preventive health, integrated care, and working collaboratively with partners to problem solve and drive innovative solutions.
Previous to this role, Laura managed Brisbane South PHN’s older persons portfolio, working with system partners and key stakeholders to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for older people in the region.
Laura is studying a Masters in Business Administration and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition).
Dr Katelin Haynes PhD MBA
General Manager | Primary Health
Katelin is passionate about translating science into change, especially to improve health equity.
Katelin has held leadership positions in the Queensland BBV/STI sector for the past 7 years, including most recently as CEO of Hepatitis Queensland.
Katelin holds a Bachelor of Science, an MBA and a PhD in medical research from the University of Queensland where she also contributes as a member of their ChangeMakers alumni advisory board.