Our Executive Leadership Team
Anne Howe – Chief Executive Officer
Anne Howe was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital in July 2015.
Anne gained extensive experience in the private health care sector in senior executive roles at Healthscope Ltd. including Director of Nursing, General Manager, State Manager and National Manager. She has also held positions as Senior Business Analyst at Cabrini Health and Hospital Strategy Manager at Australian Health Service Alliance.
Anne holds nursing and midwifery qualifications and has a variety of experience in both acute and rehabilitation settings. She also gained experience in the public health system across the eastern states of Australia earlier in her career.
Anne holds Master of Nursing and Master of Business Administration degrees and is also a Fellow, Australian College of Nursing.
Thinesh Chandraratne – Director Corporate Services
Thinesh Chandraratne – who has 25 years experience in finance and management – has worked locally and internationally in public health and the private/commercial sectors. He commenced as Director Corporate Services at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital in March 2015.
Prior to joining Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Thinesh – who has a Masters degree in Professional Accounting and is a Fellow of CPA Australia – held several business management roles at Monash Health over the past 10 years.
Jennine Harbrow – Director Clinical Services
Jennine was appointed to the role of Director Clinical Services at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital in November 2019.
Jennine graduated as a registered nurse in 1983. During her career Jennine has worked in Coronary Care, medical and surgical areas at Prince Henry’s Hospital and Monash Health.
Jennine has held senior nursing roles over the past 20 years, including Coronary Care Nurse Manager; Operations Manager /Deputy Director of Nursing Dandenong; Director Hospital in the Community/Director of Nursing and Acting General Manager Casey and Cranbourne.
Jennine’s commitment to ensuring a safe and congenial workplace, in developing her team, and improving quality outcomes and the patient experience has been acknowledged by numerous Monash Health and Victorian Public Healthcare Awards over many years.
Jennine holds a Certificate in Coronary Care, a Graduate Diploma in Business, and a Masters of Management qualification.
A/Prof Paul Cashin – Director Medical Services
Paul Cashin was appointed to the role of Director, Medical Services at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital in January 2016.
Paul graduated from Monash University in 1984; he trained in General Surgery at the Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, graduating in 1997. Having spent time in the United Kingdom, he returned to Australia to complete Upper GI Surgical training at Monash Medical Centre.
Paul is currently the Director of Upper GI/HPB Surgery at Monash Health and he practices as a luminal Upper GI Surgeon in public and private; he has been an active surgeon at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital for nearly 20 years. He has particular interests in oesphago-gastric cancer, reflux disease, oesophageal motility disorders and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Dept. of Surgery, Southern Clinical School at Monash University.
Paul acts as Medical Advisor to the Kitaya Holdings Board of Directors, and he participates in the Kitaya Board Quality Committee. He is also Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.
In his role as Director, Medical Services, Paul oversees medical governance and accreditation including areas such as patient care and quality outcomes, the patient experience, medical credentialing and scope of practice, research, new technologies and medical ethics.