Executive Personnel

Ms Fiona Brew
Chief Executive

Fiona Brew RN, Perioperative Certificate, Grad Dip Acute Care Nursing, MACN, MBA, GAICD 

Fiona commenced with Colac Area Health in June 2019. Fiona brings extensive regional and rural experience working across a variety of health regions in senior executive roles. She has held portfolios across both the clinical and corporate domains influencing health outcomes for local communities.

Fiona has represented the sector on numerous working groups and through ministerial appointments. Recognising that staff are the greatest asset for any organisation, drives her passion in developing opportunities for people to learn and grow. Fiona is a values driven leader and believes a safe and just culture leads to a high performing organisation.

Ms Jenny Salkeld
Executive Director – Nursing

A Registered Nurse and Midwife with extensive clinical experience, rural health management and safety and risk coordination. Jenny has worked in Rural Western Australia, New Zealand and several organisations in Victoria. Most recently she was the Director of Nursing at Kilmore & District Hospital prior to coming to CAH. Jenny has been Assistant Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Operations at CAH since February 2016. Jenny’s aims at CAH are: – To promote timely access and flow through our services to the broader community. – To support the clinical workforce to be well informed, contemporary, and be a cohesive goal orientated team that has pride in their workplace.

Jo Stevens
Executive Director – Community Health

Jo has been working in various health leadership roles for over 25 years. Her breadth of experience includes roles in Aged Care, Rehabilitation and over the past 10 years in Community Health. 

During this time Jo has been involved in the actualisation of significant organisational imperatives and service implementations that aim to better support patients most at risk in our communities to better manage their health and wellbeing.

Ian Martin
Executive Director –  Finance and Corporate Services

Ian was appointed to the role of Executive Director Finance and Corporate Services in February 2022 having worked in a similar position within the rural health sector since moving to Australia from the UK in 2018 with his family.

Having spent many years within the education sector in Scotland Ian is passionate about lifelong learning and developing the skills and potential of all staff across the organisation. Working collaboratively and as a team are Ian’s main drivers for success and a thriving organisation.

Ian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Chartered Global Management Accountant and has many years of experience in change management and leadership development gained within the private, public and third sectors.

Angela Flett
Executive Director –  People and Culture

Angela was appointed to the role of Executive Director, People and Culture in February 2022 and brings over 25 years’ experience in both the Private and Public sectors, across Healthcare, FMCG, and Financial Services.

Angela has lead transformation projects delivering sustainable customer centred processes and service delivery capacity and brings extensive experience across the full employee lifecycle, including developing and implementing strategies to drive cultural alignment.

Angela is passionate about coaching and mentoring others to reach their potential, and believes developing a clear vision, strong leadership and proactive collaboration is the foundation to an organisations success.