In a short period of time, RHIP has evolved into a functioning Precinct with a nimble operating model underpinned by robust governance, leadership and support from our Founding Partners: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), UNSW Sydney, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN), Health Infrastructure (HI) and Collaborating Partners.
Dr Michael Still
Michael Still enjoyed a 30 year career in investment banking, corporate finance, equity investment and infrastructure in Australia and globally.
His CEO roles included large-scale urban renewal, Public Private Partnerships or social infrastructures as well as major economic infrastructures. He has significant experience in project and long term financing.
Until recently Michael was South Eastern Sydney Board Chair. He is a board member of the NSW Cancer Institute and the Silver Chain Group.
RHIP Executive Director
A skilled, strategic leader, Brooke has two decades of experience driving strategic transformation through integrated change management, planning and performance monitoring in the higher education sector in Australia and the UK.
In her current position as RHIP's inaugural Executive Director, Brooke leads a collaborative Precinct Partnership that brings together world-class education, research and healthcare organisations to address real-world problems in an integrated environment.
Cathryn Cox PSM
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chief Executive
Cathryn Cox PSM was appointed Chief Executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in August 2020.
Cathryn has many years of experience as an Executive within the NSW Ministry of Health with responsibility for a range of health policy, planning, infrastructure and strategic reform programs. Her early role as a physiotherapist at RPA paved the way for a long-term career in health, which included leading Health Infrastructure as its interim Chief Executive.
Health Infrastructure (HI) Chief Executive
Health Infrastructure’s Chief Executive, Rebecca Wark, is an experienced leader of major infrastructure projects and has been with HI since 2008, overseeing the development of some of the State’s largest hospitals and public health services. Today, she is proudly leading the delivery of one of the largest health capital works portfolios in Australia.
Previous to HI, Rebecca worked on significant infrastructure projects across the public and private sectors. Her experience is multisector; her first public sector role was planning and delivering venues for the Sydney Olympics, and she has since delivered facilities in education, justice and health.
Rebecca has completed studies in landscape architecture and project management, is a strong advocate for women in leadership and acts as a mentor to young professionals in business and construction.
Professor Attila Brungs
UNSW Vice Chancellor
Professor Brungs commenced his appointment on 31 January 2022, joining UNSW from his position as Vice-Chancellor and President of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) (2014 – 2021). He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), UTS (2009 – 2014). In November 2021, Professor Brungs was appointed Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor, UTS. He is a distinguished academic and higher education leader with extensive experience in the government and corporate sectors.
Professor Vlado Perkovic
Dean – UNSW Faculty of Medicine & Health
Professor Perkovic is Dean of Medicine and Health and Scientia Professor at UNSW, a Professorial Fellow at The George Institute, Australia, and a Staff Specialist in Nephrology at the Royal North Shore Hospital. His research focus is on clinical trials and epidemiology, in particular, preventing the progression of kidney disease and its complications. He leads several major international clinical trials and serves on the Steering Committees of several others.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Chief Executive
Mr Tobi Wilson was appointed to the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Chief Executive position in April 2019.
Tobi is an experienced, progressive health leader, with a passion for innovation in health care. Having started his career as a physiotherapist, Tobi has held leadership roles across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. With a strong history in partnering external to health, Tobi has sought to leverage the knowledge and experience of other sectors to confront the challenges to today’s healthcare. Tobi has a proven track record of embracing technology as a disruptor to transform the delivery of health services within and beyond the walls of the hospital.
In addition to his substantive position, Tobi holds a number of non-executive director positions across health and medical research organisations, including Chair and President of Health Roundtable, with more than 180 hospital members across Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Elizabeth Crouch AM
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) Chair
Elizabeth Crouch is Chair of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the Customer Owned Banking Association. She is a non-Executive Director of Bingo Industries, SGS Economics and Planning and ASX listed ReadyTech Holdings, and has recently been appointed to the Board of Ochre Health. She is also on the Boards of Hearing Australia, NSW Institute of Sport, Health Infrastructure and Angus Knight.
In parallel with the development of the collaboration agreement operating principles, a robust governance structure has been critical to our partnership.
RHIP has a single, unified, integrated precinct governance framework upheld by committed partners and collaborators.
From the four main committees and nine working groups, there are currently 130 representatives from across 20 organisations.
This framework ensures alignment between our extensive partnership network, helping us to evolve and accelerate.
This governance model supports our Precinct vision and purpose, driving our future roadmap in the 2021–2024 Precinct Strategy. Tactical support like platforms, systems, infrastructure and collaborative enablers like creative placemaking, movement, access and philanthropy need to be deliberately championed through coordinated communication and engagement with the broader community.