HealthShare NSW Executive Team
HealthShare NSW is led by a strong Executive Team with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, particularly in the health area. This sound background gives the team both the knowledge and experience to lead the organisation in achieving its vision of becoming a trusted and valued partner enabling excellent healthcare in NSW.
Daniel Hunter Chief Executive
Having established and managed shared services in both the public and private sectors, Daniel brings to HealthShare NSW broad-based leadership experience in operations, strategy, finance and procurement, as well as a strong focus on leading transformational change through the creation of business partnerships and innovative models of service delivery.
Daniel previously worked for Sydney Water, where over the course of nine years he held a number of roles and led the implementation of new structures and operating models to support the organisation’s $1.2-billion annual spend. He has also led the strategic management of capital planning, fleet and property management services. Prior to Sydney Water, he was the Financial Controller for Seven Network’s Pacific Magazines group.
Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Commerce.
Robert Lagaida Director, Finance and Business Strategy
Robert has extensive experience in the NSW Health system. His previous roles include Director of the Health System Performance Improvement Branch at the NSW Department of Health (now the Ministry of Health), Director of Finance and Resource Management for the former Wentworth Area Health Service and Director of Clinical Operations - Eastern Sector for the former Sydney West Area Health Service. Robert is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems.
As Director of Finance and Business Strategy, he is responsible for providing budget and financial management as well as pricing of services across HealthShare NSW.
Rod Treadwell Director, Procurement
Having begun his career as a commercial lawyer, Rod started with HealthShare NSW in November 2014. He brings 28 years of experience in commerce and government, in both procurement and commercial management roles, rising most recently to the position of Chief Procurement Officer for the NSW Office of Finance and Services and overseeing a spend of over $700 million. Prior to this Rod worked in procurement for Qantas Airways, Telecom New Zealand and Meridian Energy.
Rod’s role at HealthShare NSW has been created due to a recent structural change involving procurement, warehousing and logistics. This will lay the foundations for continued development by bringing a greater focus to building stronger internal relationships and knowledge-sharing that will support further improvements to service delivery to our customers.
Paul Gavel Director, Workforce
Paul is responsible for leading the achievement of the HealthShare NSW people goals, strategic priorities, service expectations and performance requirements. Paul joined HealthShare NSW in July 2011.
Prior to this he held the role of Director, Workforce for the Sydney South West Area Health Service.
Prior to this he was the Executive Director for the National Health Workforce Secretariat, which was the forerunner to Health Workforce Australia, providing advice to Australian Health Ministers and the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council on national health workforce policy and planning.
Carmen Rechbauer Director, Food and Patient Support Services
Carmen has spent her working life in the food service industry. After graduating from Ryde Catering College she has worked in both private and public enterprise, owning her own small business and working for large food service organisations managing contracts for BHP Steel Port Kembla and Goulburn Police Academy.
Carmen has worked in the NSW health service for almost 20 years and now oversees the provision of more than 22 million patient meals every year in NSW public hospitals.
Carmen is leading the development and implementation of the new My Food Choice program which will transform the way patients are served meals in NSW public hospitals. My Food Choice uses technology to cut the time between ordering and receiving meals from days to hours and dramatically improves patient service and staff satisfaction. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Business Administration.
Jennifer Van Cleef Director, Patient Support Services
Jennifer began her extensive career in NSW Health as a Nurse in the Hunter area. In 1996, she began working with NSW Ambulance progressing from Paramedic to Deputy Director of the Sydney Control Centre.
In 2008, Jennifer was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for her project management skills in the implementation of the Patient Allocation Matrix.
From 2013, Jennifer worked for the Ministry of Health, where she was responsible for the implementation of a new business model for non-emergency patient transport services across the NSW public health system.
Jennifer's role now encompasses the Directorate of Patient Support Services that includes EnableNSW and the Patient Transport Service (formally known as NEPT).
Jennifer holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources.
James Munro Ford Director Business Performance
James joined HealthShare NSW in 2013, having previously worked in consulting and on a large scale change management project at Virgin Australia. Since joining HealthShare NSW, James has led the development of the organisation’s strategic capability, most notably resulting in the new three-year strategic plan currently being rolled out across the organisation.
In his role as Director Business Performance, James oversees the Strategy & Commissioning, Continuous Improvement & Innovation, Program & Change Management Office and Business Analytics & Reporting teams in order to drive improved operational performance throughout HealthShare NSW.
James holds a Bachelor and Master of International Politics and Strategy as well as a Master of Business Administration.