Executive Team

GENERAL MANAGER - Wallis Westbrook

Wallis Westbrook commenced as General Manager of Buderim Private Hospital in June 2014. He comes to position with significant health industry, leadership and senior management experience.

His previous roles include managing a complex state-wide health and community services industry association, Queensland and national industry workforce planning roles and board and strategic governance experience.  Wallis is well respected for his communication and collaboration skills and leading organisational change and growth. Wallis is committed to building a service oriented and positive workplace culture, and to achieving high quality outcomes for patients and the community.


DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT SERVICES - Adriana Leonardi

 
Adriana commenced her career in health at the age of 17 as a trainee nurse working with Queensland Health and spent twelve months working with Northern Territory Public Health at the public hospital and an Aboriginal mission 50km from Alice Springs.

She began working with the Uniting Church 30 years ago as a nurse at St Stephen’s Private Hospital in Maryborough. After progressing to the position of Marketing Manager and Patient Services Manager, Adriana was approached to take on the additional position of Marketing and Patient Services Manager here at Buderim. Until mid-2003 she held the dual responsibilities as Marketing and Patient Services Manager for both the Sunshine Coast and Maryborough hospitals.

In 2004 she was appointed to the position of Director of Support Services and now has management responsibilities for all support services within Buderim Private Hospital, including maintenance, housekeeping, catering, administration, reception, supply and business development. Adriana is also responsible for marketing the hospital and its services to external and internal customers, and project management of the hospital’s building redevelopment. Since 2000 more than $60 million has been spent refurbishing, redeveloping and extending the hospital.

DIRECTOR OF ​CLINICAL SERVICES - Rae Priaulx

Rae Priaulx_external websiteRae Priaulx proudly leads an exceptional Clinical Services team passionate for providing outstanding patient care in a holistic, caring environment.

Rae was first employed at Buderim Private Hospital as a casual Registered Nurse in 2000, and has worked in a variety of roles across the hospital including Assistant Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Manager, Hospital Coordinator, Quality and Staff Development.  She has been Director of Nursing /Clinical Services since 2008. Other leadership roles include General Manager/Director of Nursing (Acting) for St Stephen's Hospital in Hervey Bay during 2015, and four years as the UnitingCare Health Medical Forms Standardisation Project Coordinator. 

Rae was one of Queensland’s final hospital-trained Registered Nurses, graduating in 1992. She has since obtained her Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Certificates in both Leadership and Management and Clinical Management. Her clinical background includes emergency nursing, medical, oncology and coronary care. She has a very strong interest in workforce planning/development, and clinical education and is passionate about patient safety, quality improvement and innovation. Rae is also passionate about researching and documenting the history of the Buderim Private Hospital and its development and growth since it was first established in 1980.

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES - Dr Ranjit Paul

Dr Ranjit Paul_external websiteDr Ranjit Paul joined the Buderim Private Hospital Executive Leadership team as Director of Medical Services in 2019. Dr Paul has developed significant clinical, leadership and management skills through clinical service in WA, QLD, regional NSW and through formal leadership, tertiary management and Fellowship training with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. 

Dr Paul has worked as Medical Lead, Quality and Safety for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and as Director of Medical Services in three States. He has established a reputation for working fairly and collaboratively with his clinical colleagues, executive team and external stakeholders to develop and deliver safe, quality and innovative models of care and shape clinical service plans. Dr Paul supports clinical leadership development and clinical engagement in quality and safety activities at the Buderim Private Hospital. His ongoing clinical practice as a Visiting Medical Officer in Emergency Medicine informs efforts to develop clinical engagement, clinical and corporate governance and patient safety strategies.