Health Service Chief Executive

Beverley Hamerton

Beverley Hamerton was appointed Chief Executive in April 2018.

She has considerable experience in rural and remote area health service planning and delivery from both a clinical and executive perspective.

Beverley's passion is to ensure that all people have access to high quality, equitable healthcare.

Executive General Manager Northern Sector

Tamara Sweeney

Tamara started as Executive General Manager - Northern sector in January 2021. She is responsible for Thursday Island and Bamaga Hospitals and also the Primary Health Care Centres across the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area.

Before joining TCHHS, Tamara worked with WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

She held leadership and management roles for Carnarvon and Exmouth Hospitals, Coral Bay and Burringurrah Nursing Posts. Other work experience has been in industrial relations, employment law and medicolegal.

Acting Executive General Manager Southern Sector

Michael Catt

Michael has over 33 years' experience working for Queensland Health in clinical and senior roles. He is a registered nurse qualified in mental health nursing. He also has a Master of Business Administration with a focus in health management and leadership.

Michael joined Torres and Cape in 2018 and now acting Executive General Manager - Southern Sector. He has been our Director of Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and the Director of Nursing for the primary health centres in Cape York.He has also worked as a surveyor with The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards across remote locations.

Michael focuses on robust governance systems to meet National Safety and Quality Health Service standards, and to carry out the clinical and strategic plans.

Acting Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Wendy Burke

Wendy joined TCHHS in February 2022, and now acting in the Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health role. She is a proud Aboriginal woman, born in Rockhampton. Her cultural connections are to the Iman Clan and Wadja Wadja.

With 40 years’ experience Wendy devotes her work to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She has a clear approach working with stakeholders to close the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Wendy has a wealth of experience engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Executive Director Allied Health

Amanda Wilson

Amanda commenced as Executive Director of Allied Health in July 2022.  She is a health leader and speech pathologist who has experience in hospitals, community health and in private practice. She also has worked in the not-for-profit and Aboriginal community controlled health sectors.

Amanda has an interest in strategic workforce development, advocacy, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

She is passionate about improving equity for accessing high quality care and improving results with people's health in rural and remote communities.

Executive Director Strategy and Investment

Dean Davidson

Dean Davidson became Executive Director Strategy and Investment in January 2023.

Dean joined TCHHS in 2016 as the Director of Travel, Contracts and Procurement and then acted as the Executive Director Corporate Services. He has been a full-time member of our Executive Leadership Team since 2019 as the Executive Director Asset Management.

Dean has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in economics, logistics and accounting. He also has a Master's in Business Administration.

Dean focuses on major investment planning for TCHHS, that includes innovation and process improvement.

Executive Director Finance, Information and Digital Services

Danielle Hoins

Danielle Hoins is a qualified certified practicing accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in financial and corporate services management in the Queensland health sector.

Danielle's expertise is in financial management, strategic and change management, and the development and implementation of corporate governance systems.

Executive Director Medical Services

Dr Marlow Coates

Dr Marlow Coates is a rural generalist senior medical officer living on Thursday Island.

His goal is to develop a high quality workforce and processes to help First Nations People and others living remotely better access to health care.

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery

Kim Veiwasenavanua

Kim Veiwasenavenua leads our Nursing and Midwifery Services, managing Torres and Cape’s diverse nursing workforce.

Kim leads with strategic intent to enable innovative, culturally appropriate and safe best practice in rural and remote Far North Queensland.

Executive Director Workforce and Engagement

Sally O’Kane

Sally O’Kane’s human resource career spans over 25 years. She's responsible for all human resource related services provided to the employees of the Torres and Cape.

Sally is passionate about improving the workplace culture and embracing our cultural diversity so employees truly feel valued and respected in a workplace and can bring their best self to work.

Last updated: February 2023