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Chief Operating Officer Community and Aged Care

MBA BAppSc (Medical Radiation), GradDipBusMgt.

Craig was born and raised in Ararat, and his career in healthcare spans 23 years, during which he has been an active advocate for progress within healthcare.   

Craig initially trained as a radiographer in 1991, and over the years has held a number of senior management roles, including a secondment to Rural North West Health in Warracknabeal as interim CEO.    

In his most recent role as Executive Director Primary and Community Care with Ballarat Health Services (BHS), he was instrumental in leading and supporting a number of essential teams and organisations including: the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) staff through the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; the Ballarat Health Services Aboriginal Health Liaison Team; and the Grampians Public Health Unit.  

  

Craig is recognised for his approachable, thoughtful and professional manner, and his empathetic nature and significant expertise in both executive management and clinical settings make him an excellent fit for the Community and Aged Care portfolio. 

The Mental Health and Residential Aged Care Royal Commissions offer significant opportunities for reform and change in the way Grampians Health will do things, notably providing the required support to our teams to meet these changes and the increasing demands of today and into the future. 

ā€œI have great memories of growing up in Ararat ā€“ and still have strong connections there, with many great friends and relatives living in the Grampians region.  My local upbringing and life in Ballarat generated countless opportunities in both my personal and professional life, and Iā€™m very grateful for that.  I look forward to working with my new colleagues across the region, and investing in our people by offering supportive environments for training, participating in research, and career advancement. Although there will be many challenges and much work to be undertaken to assure success of our amalgamation, I am enthusiastic about our direction and the provision of greater resources for teams, clients, patients and residents, closer to home.ā€