Executive Personnel

Ms Fiona Brew
Chief Executive

Fiona Brew RN, Perioperative Certificate, Grad Dip Acute Care Nursing, MACN, MBA, GAICD 

Fiona commenced with Colac Area Health in June 2019. Fiona brings extensive regional and rural experience working across a variety of health regions in senior executive roles. She has held portfolios across both the clinical and corporate domains influencing health outcomes for local communities.

Fiona has represented the sector on numerous working groups and through ministerial appointments. Recognising that staff are the greatest asset for any organisation, drives her passion in developing opportunities for people to learn and grow. Fiona is a values driven leader and believes a safe and just culture leads to a high performing organisation.

Ms Jennifer Labourne
Director Finance and Business Services

As Director of Finance and Business Services, Jennifer joined Colac Area Health in September 2009; a world away from her previous life as a partner with Ernst and Young and a consultant to the health industry. Being a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Jennifer brings many skills to Colac supplemented by a wealth of experiences that complement her role. Colac Area Health faces many challenges, as is common in our size health service, and Jennifer is looking forward to making a contribution and a difference to benefit the community.

Ms Marg White
Director Community Care

Marg has worked in the welfare sector in Colac over many years initially with unemployed young people, then with homeless young people and in 2000 commenced with CAH and was appointed to the position of Family Support Coordinator. Marg has overseen the rapid growth in Family Services at CAH over the past 10 years and went into the role of Family Services Manager in 2005 and Director of Community Services in 2009. Marg is passionate about providing a diverse range of quality services and programs to the local community, particularly for vulnerable families and children. and adolescents. Marg has actively pursued co-location opportunities with other service providers to complement and enhance CAH services and strongly supported the co-location of a Child Protection team and the recent co-location of Barwon Health Jigsaw Mental Health service for young people.

Mr David Walters
Director Clinical Enterprise and Pharmacy

With 26 years’ experience as the Pharmacist at Colac Area Health, David is excited about the challenge of stepping up to the newly created role of Director of Clinical Administration and Pharmacy. David is a member of the Victorian Therapeutic Assessment Group (VicTAG), a surveyor with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards and an active committee member of SWABS (South West Antimicrobial Stewardship). With oversight of Health Information and Governance, and supporting the externally provided services of pathology, Medical Imaging and Visiting medical and surgical staff, David is looking forward to the challenge of ensuring these services are consumer focused and embrace the Health Service’s values of Quality, Partnership, Integrity, Innovation, Leadership and Respect.

Dr Didir Imran
District Director Medical Administration

With over 10 years of clinical and hospital administration experience, Didir have worked across 5 states and 8 health services after graduating from the University of Adelaide (MBBS). Didir is a huge advocate for health informatics and he was most recently the Deputy Chief Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Western Health, where he assisted with clinician engagement and in the implementation and design of a multi-million dollar electronic medical record (EMR) system. A firm believer of life-long learning, Didir is currently undertaking a Masters of Health Services degree through Monash University. He is also a trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). As the inaugural District Director of Medical Administration (DDMA) for the Polwarth region, Didir will have strategic and operation oversight of clinical governance across the region. Didir is a dedicated medical practitioner and he looks forward to assisting with the implementation of a public medical model of care at Colac Area Health.

Ms Jenny Salkeld
Director Nursing and Clinical Care

A Registered Nurse and Midwife with extensive clinical experience, rural health management and safety and risk coordination. Jenny has worked in Rural Western Australia, New Zealand and several organisations in Victoria. Most recently she was the Director of Nursing at Kilmore & District Hospital prior to coming to CAH. Jenny has been Assistant Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Operations at CAH since February 2016. Jenny’s aims at CAH are: – To promote timely access and flow through our services to the broader community. – To support the clinical workforce to be well informed, contemporary, and be a cohesive goal orientated team that has pride in their workplace.