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Shelly Park appointed new Lifeblood CEO

Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

Shelly Park has today been announced as the new CEO of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, and will begin the role from 7 March next year.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood chair, Dr David Hamill, welcomed Ms Park to the role and said the board believed she was best placed to lead the Lifeblood as it continued its progress to becoming a leading-edge organisation.

“For the past eight years Shelly has been the Chief Executive of Monash Health (previously Southern Health), a health service which provides a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to a population of over one million people in the south-east of Melbourne across 40 care locations,” Dr Hamill said.

“Over this period Shelly has repositioned Monash Health to be recognized as one of the leading health services in Australia achieving international recognition as one of only four Academic Health Science Centres in Australia.

“Shelly is recognized for her strong leadership, business transformation capabilities, delivery of financial results and the ability to grow businesses to meet strategic objectives.”

Prior to her current role, Ms Park was Executive Director of Monash Medical Centre at Southern Health and Executive Director of Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.  Her previous positions have also included General Manager of Medical and Surgical Services at Christchurch Hospital (New Zealand), and General Manager at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Dr Hamill also thanked outgoing CEO Jennifer Williams for her outstanding service since 2009.

“I wish to take this opportunity to recognise and thank Jennifer Williams, who will be finishing up when Shelly starts in early March 2016, for her invaluable contributions over seven years as Chief Executive,” Dr Hamill said.

“During this time Jennifer has transformed the operations of the Lifeblood, provided strong leadership and direction and the organisation is now positioned as one of the top performing Lifeblood internationally.”