Executive Team

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Acting General Manager - ​Mr Rob Wise

Mr Rob Wise has been in the role of Acting General Manager since February 2017. He has been involved in hospital management for almost 30 years with experience largely in the private sector – including both for-profit and charitable ”for purpose” organisations. He has previously managed hospitals in a variety of Australian locations (SA, Vic, ACT and WA), was COO of Australia’s largest private hospital group (Mayne/Affinity Health) and was CEO of the 2nd largest private hospital group in the United Kingdom (Spire Healthcare Ltd).  More recently, Rob has been undertaking various consulting assignments focussed upon hospital redevelopments and improving all aspects of performance in private hospitals.

Contact ​​Mr Wise:

Phone: (07) 3232 7271
Fax: (07) 3232 6011
Email: Barbara.Champman-Tucker@uchealth.com.au

Acting Director of MedicIMG_9993 webal Services - Dr Nigel Brown

Dr Nigel Brown started the role of  Acting Director of Medical Services in February 2017. He comes to The Wesley with a wealth of experience in rural, remote, regional and metropolitan locations within both public and private healthcare systems.

During his career Dr Brown has been the Director of Medical Services/Medical Superintendent in Charleville (2006), the Deputy Executive Director of Medical Services with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and  acted there in the role of Executive Director of Medical Services.  He has worked also spent time working at Beaudesert Hospital and Gatton Hospitals.

Contact Dr Brown:

Phone: 07 32327326
Email: dmsoffice.wesley@uchealth.com.au

Cheryl Clayton webDirector of Nursing - Cheryl Clayton

Cheryl Clayton joined the Wesley in October 2016. She came to us after some 17 years with Mater Health Services where, in addition to her role as Director of Nursing and Midwifery Mater Private Hospitals, she held senior roles at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, Mater Children’s Hospital, and as the Director of Clinical Services at Mater Private Hospital Redland.  

During her time at Mater Private Hospital Redland Cheryl was instrumental in the implementation of an effective quality program which led to the hospital winning numerous awards for patient satisfaction and engagement. She puts the welfare of each patient at the centre of all she does and has a reputation for creating a strong culture of engagement with nursing and midwifery leadership, setting a high standard of how staff provide care for patients and each other.

 Cheryl has spent a number of years in both the public and private hospital environments, however, her passion lies in the challenges of the private, not- for- profit sector and supporting those who access care and work in that sector. Cheryl is delighted in having joined such a dynamic team at The Wesley Hospital. In her words; “It is a privilege to work in an organisation with values that align with my own personal values. I am looking forward to the challenges my new role will bring.”


Director of Corporate Services - Fergus Pollock

Fergus Pollock first joined The Wesley Hospital in June 1995 as Planning and Development Manager. In September 2000 he moved to UnitingCare Health holding the position of Manager of Financial Analysis and then Business Development Manager. He transferred back to the Wesley in July 2006 as Director of Finance and Administration.

During his time at UnitingCare Health Fergus was involved in capital works projects at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and the greenfield development of St Stephen's Hospital, Hervey Bay.

Fergus is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has over 20 years commercial and financial experience in the private hospitals' sector, industrial catering sector and insurance.

Contact Mr Pollock:

Phone: (07) 3232 7565
Fax: (07) 3232 6011
Email: Bronwynne.Bradley@uchealth.com.au