Chief Strategy and Regions Officer


Rob has lived in the Grampians region for most of his life, having grown up in Horsham and returning to Natimuk where he practiced as a rural General Practitioner in the early days of his career.

Rob’s career has focused on public health with extensive experience in government, not-for-profit and private sectors. After a stint in Melbourne – where he held roles at CSIRO as Director of Health and Biosecurity, National Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation, and Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria – he returned to Natimuk in 2020 and shortly after commenced as Public Health Physician Specialist in the Grampians Public Health Unit.

Rob has specialist expertise in health system analysis, strategic planning, governance, health risk management, and equity-focused care. He is passionate about access to healthcare in rural communities and bringing innovative systems to improve equity in regional settings.

“Grampians Health will enable much needed service delivery, locally. Equity of health care, regardless of where you live should be top of the agenda across Australia; I am thrilled to be part of the team who will be working to make that a reality across the Grampians.

“Planning for and managing the complex requirements to successfully achieve our strategic goals will be challenging, and I couldn’t be more ready.”