HETI Leadership Team
Director, Leadership, David Sweeney
David has extensive experience as a leader and director of strategic and business functions in Australia and internationally. His background in management, leadership development and clinical mental health work is underpinned by his experience as a capability facilitator in the government and public health sector. He has a particular interest in the mental health sector, the complexity of systems and the ways in which approaches to clinical care and leadership have evolved over time. His practice is shaped by the ideas of leadership as an organisation development intervention, Tavistock group relations and collective leadership action. David served as Head of the Centre for Strategic Leadership with the National School of Government UK Cabinet Office. He was Director of the Prime Minister’s Top Management Program and served as Clinical Leadership Lead at Barts and The London NHS Trust. In Australia he has been Director of Leadership and Talent Management with the Australian Public Service Commission and Director of Design Policy with the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. David is an alumni of the European Health Leadership program at INSEAD, studied with Marty Linsky at Harvard and has a BA and MA from the University of Cambridge.
Program Manager, Leadership, Stephanie Malone
Stephanie brings a wealth of experience in learning and development, having worked in multiple industries implementing learning solutions and managing design, facilitation and evaluation. Her learning experience in health includes roles as Co-lead for Education in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Principal Consultant Learning South Eastern Sydney LHD and Learning and Development Manager, Calvary Health Care Sydney. Stephanie’s academic background involves extensive research in social psychology and psychometrics. She has a deep interest in the impact of psychology on organisational culture and facilitating behavioural change. Her ongoing professional interest in leadership and measurement of educational outcomes of learning are integral to her role.
Program Manager, Leadership, Aggie Lim
Aggie has worked across the health, education and non-profit sectors in leadership and organisational development. She has a strong interest in building leadership capabilities at the individual, group and organisational level and in creating a positive workplace culture. Aggie brings to HETI her experience in the higher education sector where she held various leadership and management roles in three major universities. She is a highly experienced facilitator, educator and qualified executive coach and managed several organisational wide strategic initiatives on employee engagement. Aggie has completed a Masters in Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) from the University of Sydney.
Program Manager, Leadership, Dr Gene Johnson
Gene has worked around the world in the government, academia, consultancy, and corporate sectors. He is an organisational psychologist by training. He started his career in the US government, then moved to the University of Auckland’s Business School to work as a lecturer in Organisational Psychology and HR. Moving to the UK, he entered consultancy, specialising in leadership assessment and development. His next career stage was as the Director for Dell’s EMEA Talent Management and Learning & Development function, followed by stints as International Director of Talent & Development for Rackspace Hosting and Global Leadership Director for Getinge Group. Gene’s consultancy work has included working with Ford Europe, the UK NHS Leadership Academy, the UK Civil Service, and several United Nations agencies. His interests lie in talent management, leadership development, and organisational development. He is a Registered Psychologist (Australia & New Zealand), Chartered Psychologist (UK), HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist (UK), and Fellow of the Human Resources Institute New Zealand.
Program Manager, Leadership, Nicole Baker
Nicky is a Senior Program Manager in the Leadership Unit and has responsibility for implementing the Health Leadership Program and managing Leadership Quarter Events throughout NSW Health. Nicky has worked in similar roles throughout the fields Talent Development, Learning and Development and Internal Communication within the Public, Private and not-for-profit sectors. Nicky is also an experienced facilitator and executive coach. Outside of work, Nicky enjoys music, art, literature, travel and good food with family and friends.
Manager, The Next Generation of Leaders and Managers within NSW Health Program, Jane Fisher
Originally a Registered Nurse, Jane has had a long career in both health and education. In her early career Jane was a Nurse Manager and Clinical Educator before specialising in alcohol and other drugs and mental health in both the health and technical education sectors. This included coordinating a state-wide unit for TAFE NSW where she was required to show leadership in developing and implementing strategies to ensure the organisation met its ‘whole of government’ commitments in alcohol, drugs and mental health and to improve the wellbeing of staff and students. Since then Jane has managed teams in both the VET sector and at a Primary Health Network. Jane studied politics and anthropology as an undergraduate and policy at a postgraduate level and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.