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Mr Darren Croese

Mr Darren Croese

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Darren Croese

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.

Togeth­er with the Local Pathol­o­gy Direc­tors, they are respon­si­ble for the oper­a­tions of NSW Health Pathol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ries and col­lec­tion cen­tres through­out NSW.

Dar­ren works close­ly with local lab­o­ra­to­ry man­age­ment and NSW Health Pathology’s cor­po­rate ser­vices in align­ing organ­i­sa­tion­al goals with local oper­a­tions to deliv­er ser­vices to meet the needs of our clients and cus­tomers. With over 25 years’ expe­ri­ence in health man­age­ment, Dar­ren brings a sound knowl­edge and deep under­stand­ing of man­ag­ing oper­a­tions with­in a health­care setting.

Pri­or to join­ing NSW Health Pathol­o­gy, Dar­ren held senior man­age­ment roles at Hunter New Eng­land Health Imaging.


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Corporate & Support Services

Supports delivery of efficient, effective and transparent services. Includes legal, risk management, internal audit, policy, privacy, records management and GIPA (freedom of information) functions.


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.

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