Alfred Health Executive Team

Prof Andrew Way - Chief Executive

Andrew Way has been Alfred Health's Chief Executive for more than five years. Prior to his relocation to Melbourne, Andrew had an extensive career in the NHS in the UK including his last appointment as the CEO of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, a major London teaching hospital associated with University College London. In this role Andrew was one of the creators of UCL Partners, one of the UK's six Academic Health Science Centres.

Since moving to Alfred Health, Andrew has concentrated on improving access, ensuring high quality safe services with low mortality, and engaging with patients' experiences, all within a strong financial framework. Alfred Health is seen as a leader in these areas, having extensively adopted redesign methodologies.

Andrew has held several senior advisory appointments to Ministers and the Victorian Department of Health.  He has accepted board directorships to several organisations including Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and led the development of Victoria's first Academic Health Science Centre - Monash Partners.


Dr Lee Hamley - Executive Director, Medical Services & Chief Medical Officer

Lee is responsible to the Chief Executive for the management of clinical governance, risk management and patient safety, the development of the clinical workforce across Alfred Health, professional medical issues, investigative services (pathology, radiology and nuclear medicine) and pharmacy.

Lee chairs the Alfred Health Infection Control Committee, Medical Appointments Committee and Credentialing Committee.

Her external appointments include being a member of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, Accreditation Sub-Committee and chair of the Melbourne Metropolitan Medical Executives Committee.


Janet Weir-Phyland - Executive Director, Nursing Services &
Chief Nursing Officer

As Executive Director, Nursing Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Janet provides professional leadership to Alfred Health nurses and nursing services.

The aim of the role is to ensure the delivery of a competent, professional and capable workforce that is able to meet the ongoing challenges of providing services in the widest variety of settings, including services in the community.

Janet has a track record of implementing clinical and quality care initiatives, developing nursing workforce strategies, and has a particular interest in interdisciplinary practice development.

The position is also accountable for site coordination of Sandringham Hospital and Caulfield Hospital.


Paul Butler - Executive Director, Strategy and Planning

Paul Butler Alfred Health Exec

As Executive Director, Strategy and Planning at Alfred Health, Paul is responsible for ensuring Alfred Health has a clear direction - supported by defined goals and objectives - to support the health and wellbeing of all Victorians and build capability as a quaternary teaching hospital and international health and medical research centre.

Paul has responsibility for Alfred Health's capital and infrastructure, legal and service planning functions. These functions are central to providing clinical and other corporate programs with a safe, efficient and effective operating environment.

Paul has had an extensive career in the Victorian public health system, including executive and senior management roles in the Victorian Department of Health (now Health and Human Services) in regional and program management, and in disability services. His interests include health system and service planning and management and, particularly, the intersection of primary health care and acute hospital services.  Paul has been a Board director on a variety of non-government organisations in the health and human services fields.

Professor Stephen Jane - Director, Research

As the Director of Research, Stephen Jane is responsible to the Chief Executive for the strategic direction and governance of research at Alfred Health.

Stephen, an experienced haematologist, has a strong interest in translational research and, through his role, is a key player in Alfred Health's efforts to establish an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

The goal of the AHSC will be to help foster the links that bring the basic science of Monash into the clinical research sphere of The Alfred, in order to benefit patients as quickly as possible.

Steve joined Alfred Health in 2011 following 10 years as head of one of the country's foremost bone marrow research laboratories at Royal Melbourne Hospital - a group of researchers he has brought with him to The Alfred.


Peter Joyce - Executive Director, Finance

As Executive Director Finance and CFO, Peter is responsible for all finance and procurement functions inclusive of financial accounting, management accounting and analysis, Clinical Performance Unit, payroll services, supply and internal and external financial reporting.

Peter has a long and diverse career as a senior financial executive and general manager as well as a number of years as a small business owner.  He has worked in Europe, Asia and Australia in consumer products, financial services and IT and has a significant background in process improvement and organisational change.  He has had major involvement for a long period of time in mergers and acquisitions including the integration of new businesses into existing structures especially related to systems, processes and human resources.

Much of the last 12 years has been spent as a consultant, small business owner in the IT industry and also as CFO of a company providing services in the financial products industry.



Chris McLoughlin - Executive Director, People and Culture

As Executive Director, People and Culture at Alfred Health, Chris's role focuses on designing and implementing interventions to support a culture where the values of integrity, collaboration, accountability and knowledge modelled by our leaders and teams across the health service.

Since joining Alfred Health three years ago, Chris has been involved in facilitating numerous leadership programs.

In 2013 Chris successfully completed the executive link program which is sponsored and run by the Department of Health.  It is currently on the Workforce Taskforce which meets regularly at the Department of Health.

Chris is also on the Board of the Victorian Hospitals' Industrial Association (VHIA) and in her personal time the Board of Sacred Heart Mission.


Ann Larkins - Executive Director, Information Development

As Executive Director of Information Development, Ann is responsible for supporting the organisation through significant technological change, making strategic use of data and systems so that clinical care at the bedside is performed with all the information required for excellence in care.

The Information Development team covers all aspects of IT Infrastructure, Projects, Applications Development, Health Information Services, Security, Privacy and the development of the Electronic Medical Record which is a strategic focus for the organisation in the coming years. 

Ann has long history of critical care clinical practice and management roles in health, hospitality management in NSW and QLD, and more recently was the Chief Knowledge and Information Officer/CIO at Victoria's largest regional health service. 

She has a strong interest in data and the use of predicative analytics to support clinical decision making and is a Fellow at Deakin University's Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA).