Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Meet the Executive Team

Dr Amanda Ling

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Amanda Ling

Dr Amanda Ling has worked for Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) for many decades in both operational and executive management roles. She is currently CEO and spearheads our strategic direction and growth. In years gone by, Dr Ling has been Director of the Office of Safety & Quality for the WA Department of Health and Executive Director for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She has significant experience with activity-based funding and case mix and has held positions with the health information consulting business 3M. She has been Clinical Lead for the Activity Based Funding implementation for the WA Department of Health. She currently sits on several committees for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IPHA).

Ben Irish

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright returned to Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) in August 2023 as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Matthew was originally appointed as the JHC Contract Manager in January 2018 but left in July 2022 for 12 months to be the Peel Health Campus CEO. A member of the hospital’s Executive, Matthew’s initial role at JHC was responsible for managing the hospital’s PPP contract with North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS). He also had oversight of the $269.4 million redevelopment currently underway. Before joining Ramsay, Matthew was Finance Director for the Health business unit of Serco, based at Fiona Stanley Hospital, which gave him excellent experience managing complex contracts within WA Health. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, he has also previously held executive roles in Australia with several large corporates.

Kevin Hartley

Director of Medical Services

Dr Kevin Hartley

Dr Kevin Hartley MBBS FANZCA MBA is the Director of Medical Services at JHC. Kevin has worked at JHC for more than a decade, including as the quality and risk consultant providing medical leadership of the clinical governance and safety program for the past two years. Kevin has experience in many representative roles across the medical profession, including seven years as the Deputy Educational Officer for the WA ANZCA which aligns with his interest in the training and education of junior doctors. He has a focus on delivering excellent patient care. He continues to practice as a consultant anaesthetist.


Director of Clinical Services

Mary Ferrier

As JHC’s Director of Clinical Services, Mary has executive responsibility for nursing, midwifery and allied health, which makes up nearly 60 per cent of the hospital’s workforce. A registered nurse by background who began at JHC almost two decades ago, Mary has extensive experience in emergency nursing, and leading teams at all levels with a record of planning and implementation of critical change to improve clinical outcomes across both public and private health care providers. Between 2018 and 2022, Mary held a senior leadership role in the public health system in Western Australia as Director of Nursing and Midwifery and Acting Executive Director at Armadale Health Service. Mary has returned to JHC committed to ensuring the hospital is most highly regarded by staff and prospective staff for the high-quality clinical care and supportive work environment. Mary is a passionate advocate promoting the delivery of the highest standards of patient-centred care through excellence in leadership, service redesign and quality improvement.

Kevin Hartley

Acting Contract Manager

Karina Watson

Karina has worked at JHC for more than 20 years and has been an integral member of the hospital Executive on and off for over 10. Karina has an in depth knowledge of the Hospital and extensive Public Private Partnership experience having been key to managing and negotiating the terms of the public contract between JHC and North Metropolitan Health Service for more than 15 years. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, Karina managed the Health Records Department and then the Hospital’s Administrative Services before commencing in the Contract Manager role in 2007. In 2018, Karina stepped back from the Contract Manager role due to family commitments but remained a key member of the Hospital Contract Meeting Team. Karina is currently back acting in the role.