Chief Executive OfficerDPH, MHScN
Women's Hospital, Australia
Sue Matthews is an experienced health service leader and manager with more than 20 years of senior operational and strategic leadership in hospitals, community care and government.
She has held a variety of positions from Staff Nurse, Educator, Manager, Director, and Provincial Chief Nursing Officer for Ontario. She is currently CEO of the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and the Victorian Healthcare Association of which she is chair. She sits on a number of advisory committees including the Victorian Family Violence Steering Committee and the Victorian Clinical Council.
Sue holds an R.N Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies, a Master’s of Health Science Nursing, and a Doctorate in Public Health. She is also a Fellow of the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is appointed as Adjunct Professor at Trent University and Swinburne University.
Sue has won numerous awards including One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award. Sue has extensive research experience having been a Principal Investigator, co-Principal investigator or Decision Maker Partner on over 30 research projects or programs. She has also been primary or co-author of 13 publications.