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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.

Lisa Pryor
Executive Director – Nursing

Lisa commenced at Colac Area Health in May 2022.

Lisa began her career in health as a nurse in Tasmania and relocated to Victoria, where she completed post graduate studies in Midwifery and Advanced Nursing/Management.  Lisa’s career has evolved over a number of years while holding various leadership and management positions and participating in working groups/committees at a local, regional and state level. Lisa is currently studying her MBA at Deakin University.

Lisa is a values based leader who is passionate about improving health outcomes through the provision of safe, quality, consumer focussed care.  Lisa is committed to understanding and working with the broader Colac community.

Kay Widdicombe
Executive Director – Community Health

Kay commenced at Colac Area Health as Allied Health Manager in January 2013 with over 35 years’ experience as a Psychologist and Social Worker in the Education, Health and Welfare fields. Having established expertise in a range of clinical areas including sexual assault, educational psychology, early childhood development, and organisational development, Kay has developed service development, leadership and program management skills within the early years’ sector and more recently in the delivery of health and wellbeing services.

Kay was appointed as Executive Director Community Health in October 2022 and is committed to providing innovative ways to provide quality, accessible care and support for rural communities that improve 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.

Trevor Olsson
Executive Director –  People and Culture

Trevor commenced with Colac Area Health in January 2023.
Trevor is a Human Resources Professional with a career spanning public health, local government and private sector industries over an extensive period of 35 years. Trevor has a Bachelor of Business degree and is a chartered member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Trevor brings senior executive experience together with his previous Board Director roles in the Education sector. He is passionate about developing and maintaining a high performing, culturally diverse, workplace culture that delivers safe, equitable and healthy outcomes for the Colac and the broader region

Dr Ken Cheng
Executive Director –  Medical Services

Ken was appointed Executive Director Medical Services in March 2023. Ken returned to the Barwon Southwest area after brief practice at Barwon Health around 2008/09. Ken has since pursued Medical Administration, Management and Executive roles in metropolitan, regional and rural sectors, in Australia and internationally. 

Ken’s role will involve providing direct support to Colac Area Health and forging collaborations and partnerships with health services in the Barwon Southwest region more broadly with respect to medical workforce management, clinical services planning and clinical governance.

Ian MacKay
Clinical Director –  Medical Services

Ian was appointed Clinical Director Medical Services in 2022 after serving in the role of Director of Medical Services since 2018 in a part-time capacity and remains the Director of Perioperative Services long side the Clinical Director role.

Having lived and worked in Colac for the last 30 years, he is a long standing member of the local community bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked as a GP at the Corangamite Clinic and Anaesthetist at Colac Area Health.

Ian’s role incorporates key responsibilities including effective management, leadership and support in the provision of quality care and services at Colac Area Health, and continuing to deliver care to patients in his practice.