Staff Executive Committee

Stephen Walker - Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Walker - Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of St Andrew’s Hospital in Adelaide a position which he has held for 22 years. Stephen has held a number of senior health management positions in both the public and private sector in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently:

  • Board member of the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and ACHS International
  • Chair ACHS Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Chair ACHS International Middle East Board
  • Member Australian Commission of Safety & Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Private Sector Committee
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Board member Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA)
  • Member of Federal Council (APHA)

Stephen holds the following qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Business (Health Management)
  • Associate Diploma in Engineering

 

Sam Pafumi – Chief Financial Officer

Sam Pafumi – Chief Financial Officer

Sam joined the St Andrew’s Hospital team as Chief Financial Officer in May 2024.

Sam is an experienced CFO, having held senior finance roles over the past 25 years in various sectors including member associations/insurance, automotive, FMCG, mining, pharmaceutical & manufacturing industries, bringing together global teams to deliver alignment on strategic direction and company outcomes.

His more recent senior roles prior commencing at St Andrew’s Hospital were, Group CFO at RAA, CFO of Mitsubishi Motors Australia, and Global Director of Finance for Treasury Wine Estates Supply Chain.

Sam’s role involves leading the dedicated team that deliver the functions of administration, business planning, accounting, budgeting, forecasting and related functions for St Andrew’s business activities. As CFO, Sam’s focus is to ensure the team partners and supports St Andrew’s and their staff drive towards its strategic goals whilst delivering outstanding customer service, providing sound advice to the SEC, the Board and its relevant committees, whilst leading and developing a high-performance team.

Sam currently holds membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ANZ), the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly ICSA), and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting).

 

Ms Jacquie Wiley - Director Nursing and Clinical Services

Ms Jacquie Wiley - Director Nursing and Clinical Services

Jacquie has experience in public, regional and private healthcare and has worked at St Andrew's for 20 years in a variety of leadership roles. Jacquie has responsibility for over 450 nursing and allied health staff and has been a clinical lead for the development of the Chemotherapy Suite and the Eastern Clinical Development as well as a pivotal member of the Theatre Masterplan group.  Jacquie has a passion for quality and safety, clinical governance and strategic planning. Jacquie holds formal qualifications in Intensive Care Nursing, Mediation, has an MBA, as well as being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Caroline Handley - Director - Human Resources

Caroline Handley - Director - Human Resources

Caroline Handley commenced as the Director - Human Resources in August 2023.  With tertiary qualifications in human resources and business, she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Caroline brings significant experience to St Andrew’s, having held senior human resources roles across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, mining, media and most recently private health. Caroline is a Justice of the Peace and has a strong interest in employee engagement and well-being.