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Our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) enacts the strategy of NSW Health Pathology and directions of the NSW Health Pathology Board. Members ensure we deliver quality, human-centred pathology and forensic and analytical science services across NSW.

Meet our Leadership Team

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Ms. Tracey McCosker

Chief Executive

Tracey McCosker PSM has worked in the NSW public health system for almost 30 years and held the positions of Director of Finance, Director of Corporate Services and Director of Clinical Services for the Hunter New England Local Health District.

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Ms. Tammy Boone

Director, Corporate Governance

Tammy Boone is a corporate governance executive and qualified lawyer with extensive experience delivering risk and compliance advice across the public and private sectors.

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Dr. Stephen Braye

Chief Medical Information Officer & Executive Director Statewide Clinical Services

Stephen graduated from university in 1976 and was later admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1985 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 1986.

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Mr. Cain Byrnes

Director, Clinical Governance (Patient Safety)

Cain has been with NSW Health Pathology since 2019.

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Mr. Martin Canova

Director, Strategy and Transformation

Martin Canova was appointed Director, Strategy and Transformation in 2020, to set the strategic direction of the organisation and transform the delivery of services across the state.

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Mr. Paul Dunn

Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services

Paul is an experienced senior executive and CFO with a significant track record in Australia and internationally, including 30+ years with BHP/BHP Billiton.

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Prof Robert Lindeman

Director, Clinical Operations

Professor Robert Lindeman is the Director of Clinical Operations and is also the Medical Lead for the Fusion program.

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Dr. Deanna Paulin

Director of People and Culture

Deanna has extensive leadership experience within the public, private and not for profit health sectors.

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Mr. James Patterson

Chief Information Officer

NSWHP CIO James Patterson leads a dynamic team of ICT professionals at a time of unprecedented technology-driven transformation in provision of pathology services.

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Mr. Michael Symonds

Director, Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Michael Symonds is a member of the Australia New Zealand Forensic Executive Committee (ANZFEC) and the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS).

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Ms. Vanessa Thomson

Director of Scientific and Technical Strategy

Vanessa is an experienced pathology leader and manager.

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Ms. Nicole Tripney

Director, Strategic Communications

Nicole Tripney has worked with NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP) since January 2017 and been part of our Strategic Leadership Team since October 2017.

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Dr. Michael Whiley

Chief Pathologist and Director of Medical Services

Dr Whiley has more than 30 years of public pathology and leadership experience and has held senior roles across three states and territories as well as in New Zealand.

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