At SWARH, our people are at the heart of our organisation.
We are proud to have a dedicated team of individuals who are committed to making a positive impact on rural healthcare.
Bronwen Alsop, Director Service Support, SWARH
Bronwen commenced in the role of Director Service Support for SWARH in 2021.
Bronwen has worked in a variety of roles within the health sector since 2008 ranging from IT Support and Project Management roles as well as leadership roles managing both support and project management teams.
She is passionate about the use of technology in supporting the delivery of healthcare services and the importance of providing a positive customer focussed IT support experience for SWARH members.
Chris Coghlan, Director Applications, SWARH
Chris is a senior technology leader with over 20 years’ industry experience in creating vision, identifying opportunities, and leading high performing teams.
Throughout his career, Chris has been responsible for business analysis, software engineering, data analytics, applications management, project and portfolio management.
Chris joined SWARH in 2018 and is focussed on building innovative solutions that address the complex challenges facing the healthcare industry, while always keeping the patient's needs at the forefront.
Andrew Macfarlane, CIO, SWARH
Andrew is an experienced IT professional and has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years. His career has spanned a number of industry sectors, including retail, financial management, airlines, corporate analytics, environment services and now healthcare. In previous organisations, he has been responsible for software development, database administration, applications management, project and portfolio management, data analytics and eventually taking accountability for the delivery of all IT services to an organisation, which included its IT infrastructure, software applications and IT security.
Andrew joined Barwon Health in July 2018 as the Director of Technology and Communications and has been responsible for providing services to the whole SWARH alliance including Barwon Health as CIO since 2019.
He is passionate about innovation and using technology to contribute to positive healthcare outcomes to the community by providing data and 'fit for purpose' systems where and when they are needed in a safe way, ensuring they meet both the short-term and strategic objectives.
Keith Smith, Director Projects, SWARH
Keith is an accomplished Project Portfolio Director with over 20 years of project delivery experience and a strong drive to lead change throughout the project lifecycle, from strategic planning to operational delivery. He joined Barwon Health in June 2018 as the Director of the Enterprise PMO and transitioned to the SWARH alliance as the Director of Projects in January 2020. With his extensive background in project management, Keith possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in driving successful project outcomes.
Throughout his career, Keith has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver successful project outcomes in diverse industries. His extensive experience spans across various sectors, including healthcare, government, technology, and engineering. His strong track record of establishing Project Management Offices and implementing tailored Project Delivery Frameworks has been instrumental in driving streamlined processes, reducing overhead, and achieving project objectives.
Matt Morris, Director Infrastructure (Acting)
Matt is a digital lead with over 20 years of Information Technology and business management experience across private and public sectors. Focused on addressing business needs in complex and outcome driven environments across data and application disciplines.
Matt supports organisations to implement and manage Analytics, Information Management, Strategy/Architecture and Adaptive systems in the Enterprise. Ensuring Client (or Business) objectives are met in the most efficient and effective way.
Incorporating Change Management, Management of staff, Strategic Development, contract negotiations and Board reporting across multiple sectors. (PRINCE2 Practitioner, ITILv3 Foundation and PROCI).
Chris Punton, Finance & Commercial Manager
Chris is a finance professional, qualified with CPA Australia, and brings over 15 years of finance & accounting experience from across different industries including leadership roles.
Chris joined SWARH in 2019 to lead the finance & commercial function with a focus on embedding strong financial decision making & governance into SWARH’s processes to ensure value for money is delivered to members. The team is responsible for finance business partnering, project support, budgeting & forecasting, day to day finance & accounting duties and ensuring an equitable allocation of SWARH’s joint venture costs to members.
Last Modified: Monday, 27 November 2023