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Clinical Operations (Labs & Collection Centres)

Responsible for daily operation of high quality pathology services to the NSW health system and other referrers. Ensures laboratories are clinically-effective and collection services efficient, timely and financially responsible. Consults with Local Health District partners to ensure services meet clinician, patient and client needs.

Clinical Operations (Labs & Collection Centres) team

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Prof Robert Lindeman

Director of Clinical Operations

Professor Robert Lindeman is the Director of Clinical Operations, Medical Lead for the Fusion program, a haematologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital and conjoint academic at UNSW

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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 Darren Croese

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Darren reports to the Director of Clinical Operations and leads a team of Directors of Operations (covering Metropolitan and Regional) and Senior Operations Managers

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Dr Kathryn Patchett

Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Clinical and Laboratory Immunologist

Dr Patchett joined the NSW Health Pathology Clinical Operations Leadership Team in February 2023 as Associate Director of Clinical Operations, for a period of three years

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A/Prof Matthew Watts

Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Local Pathology Director, Southern NSW

Matthew Watts is a Clinical Microbiologist (FRCPA) and Infectious Diseases Physician (FRACP)

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Dr Louise Wienholt

Director, Operations Metropolitan

Dr Louise Wienholt is responsible for our pathology services in South East Sydney LHD, Sydney LHD, Northern Sydney LHD, Western Sydney LHD, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, South Western Sydney LHD and Central Coast LHD

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Mr. Neil Catlett

Director, Operations Regional

Mr Neil Catlett is responsible for our pathology services located in Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, Mid North Coast LHD, Northern NSW LHD, Western NSW LHD, Hunter New England LHD, Murrumbidgee LHD, Far West LHD and Southern NSW LHD

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Judy Kempton-Webb

Director of Pre and Post Analytics

As Director, of Pre-& Post-Analytics for NSWHP, Judy leads a critical part of the organisation that provides consumers their first interface with NSWHP

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A/Prof Huy Tran

Local Pathology Director, Hunter New England

Based in Newcastle, Associate Professor Huy Tran manages the pathology service for the Hunter New England and is responsible for ensuring the connectedness of pathology with other clinical services in the District

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Mr. Gregory Irwin

Senior Operations Manager - Hunter New England

Greg has been working in pathology for over 30 years, in both private and public settings, and is based at NSW Health Pathology’s John Hunter Laboratory

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Mr. Neil Horton

Operations Manager - New England

Neil has spent a large majority of his career in the New England area

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Dr. Alison Winning

Local Pathology Director, Northern NSW

Dr Alison Winning is an infectious diseases physician and microbiologist based at the Tweed and Lismore hospitals in Northern NSW

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Dr. Richard Tustin

Local Pathology Director, Mid North Coast

Richard is the Local Pathology Director for Mid North Coast and responsible for the region taking in Bellinger River, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Macksville, Port Macquarie and Wauchope

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Mr. Michael Crowther

Senior Operations Manager - Northern NSW/Mid North Coast

Michael is the Senior Operations Manager for our laboratories at Northern NSW and Mid North Coast Local Health Districts, which include Lismore, Grafton, Tweed Heads, Kempsey Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie

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Dr. Tom Kennedy

Local Pathology Director Northern Sydney and Senior Staff Specialist Haematology

Dr Kennedy worked for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in Tasmania for 10 years

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Ms. Cathie Atkins

Senior Operations Manager, Northern Sydney

Cathie is the Senior Operations Manager for the laboratories located at Northern Sydney Local Health District, including Royal North Shore, Ryde and Hornsby

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A/Prof James Branley

Local Pathology Director, Nepean Blue Mountains

Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Sydney, James Branley, has worked in the public health system since 1987

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Mr Stephen Parker

Senior Operations Manager, Nepean Blue Mountains

Based in Penrith, Stephen is the Senior Operations Manager for Nepean blue Mountains and is responsible for the Laboratory Operations of Lithgow, Blue Mountains and Nepean Hospitals

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Dr Mark Robertson

Local Pathology Director, Central Coast

Dr Mark Robertson is the Local Pathology Director, Central Coast and is trained as an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Pathologist (Microbiologist) , based at Gosford

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Mr Kristopher Avery

Senior Operations Manager, Central Coast

As the Senior Operations Manager in Central Coast, Kris works closely with Scientific, Technical, Medical and Operational staff to support the comprehensive pathology services provided to the Central Coast Local Health District – including Gosford, Wyong and Woy Woy Hospitals

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Dr. Wieslawa Wielebinski

Local Pathology Director, Western NSW and Far West

Dr Wieslawa Wielebinski is NSW Health Pathology’s Local Pathology Director for the Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts

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Mr. Benjamin Alchin

Senior Operations Manager, Western NSW and Far West

Benjamin (Ben) Alchin is the Senior Operations Manager for Western NSW and Far West and supports the pathology services provided to the Far West Local Health District and Western NSW LHD – covering a huge geographical region in rural and regional NSW, such as Broken Hill, Dubbo, Orange, Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee, Walgett, Bathurst and Bourke

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A/Prof Trent Davidson

Local Pathology Director, South East Sydney (Prince of Wales, Randwick), Clinical Director Anatomical Pathology and Senior Staff Specialist

Professor Trent Davidson is an experienced NSW Health Pathology Local Pathology Director at South East Sydney (Prince of Wales Randwick), Clinical Director (Anatomical Pathology), Senior Staff Specialist and Conjoint Associate Professor (Western Sydney University), with sub-specialty diagnostic expertise in soft tissue tumour and renal biopsy pathology (native and transplantation)

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Dr. Con Theocharous

Local Pathology Director, South Eastern Sydney (Kogarah) and Clinical Director Anatomical Pathology

Dr Con Theocharous is NSW Health Pathology's Local Pathology Director at the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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Ms Teresa Hewlett

Acting Senior Operations Manager, South Eastern Sydney

Teresa (Terri) Hewlett is the Acting Senior Operations Manager for South Eastern Sydney

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Prof David Brown

Local Pathology Director, Western Sydney and Director of Immunopathology, NSW Health Pathology-ICPMR, Westmead

Prof Brown manages the pathology service for Western Sydney and is responsible for ensuring the connectedness of pathology with other clinical services in Western Sydney Local Health District

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Mr. David Spence

Senior Operations Manager, Western Sydney

David is Senior Operations Manager, Western Sydney

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Ms Hayley Keenan

Operations Manager, Western Sydney

Hayley Keenan is the Operations Manager at NSW Health Pathology's Western Sydney operations which include Westmead, Auburn, Blacktown, Cumberland and Mount Druitt

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Dr. Michael Maley

Local Pathology Director

Dr Michael Maley is the Local Pathology Director for South Western Sydney Local Health District, based at Liverpool Hospital

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Mr. Parth Nanavati

Senior Operations Manager, South West Sydney

Parth is the Senior Operations Manager, South West Sydney, overseeing our operations at Bankstown-Lidcombe, Bowral, Camden, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Farfield

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Mr. Rudy Angulo

Operations Manager, South West Sydney

Rudy Angulo is the Operations Manager at NSW Health Pathology's South Western Sydney

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Dr. Margaret Janu

Local Pathology Director, Sydney (Concord Hospital), Clinical Stream Lead, Chemical Pathology Clinical Stream

Dr Margaret Janu is the Local Pathology Director, Sydney (Concord Hospital) and is responsible for ensuring the connectedness of pathology with other clinical services at Corcord

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Prof James Kench

Local Pathology Director, Sydney (RPA Hospital, Camperdown)

Prof Kench has been Head of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since 2009 and is also currently Local Pathology Director-RPA

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Mr. Bobby Dimitrijovski

Senior Operations Manager, Sydney

Bobby Dimitrijovski is the Senior Operations Manager, Sydney and supports the pathology services provided to the Sydney Local Health District

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Mr. Peter Tomlinson

Laboratory Manager, Bowral

Peter is currently the Laboratory Manager at Bowral

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Dr. Jeff Donlon

Local Pathology Director, Murrumbidgee and Pathologist

Dr Jeff Donlon is NSW Health Pathology's Local Pathology Director at Murrumbidgee Local Health District

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Mr Anthony Flaskas

Senior Operations Manager, Murrumbidgee

Anthony is the Senior Operations Manager at Murrumbidgee and is responsible for the laboratory operations of Wagga Wagga, Griffiths, Deniliquin, Tumut, Cootamundra and Young

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Dr Peter Newton

Local Pathology Director, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Clinical Director of Microbiology

Dr Newton has worked as a Staff Specialist Medical Microbiologist in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since 1996 and has been the Local Pathology Director for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since 2017

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Ms Jelena Stojic

Senior Operations Manager, South Coast

Jelena Stojic is the Senior Operations Manager and supports the pathology services provided to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern Local Health District

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