Most recently, he was CEO of Vision Eye Institute Ltd), Australia’s largest provider of ophthalmic services. He led a transformation of VEI that re-engaged doctors and staff, strengthened the Company’s financial underpinnings and re-positioned the Company for growth.
Prior to joining VEI Geoff established LifeHealthcare (LHC) and National Hearing Care (NHC) with 2 business partners and private equity backing. LifeHealthcare is a leading medical equipment & device distributor (listed on the ASX in December 2013). NHC is Australia’s largest hearing services provider (acquired by Amplifon). He was also CFO at the diagnostic imaging company MIA Group and has held a number of senior leadership roles with AMP and CSR. Geoff commenced his career as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew has been CEO of Nexus Hospitals since August 2014 and brings many years’ experience in private equity and investment banking. This experience has included work across multiple healthcare opportunities and serving on the board of two healthcare companies.
Previously, Andrew was a Managing Director of Wolseley Private Equity and has held executive roles at UBS and Commonwealth Bank with experience in strategy and leadership, organisational development, acquisitions, integration and financial structuring.
Andrew is the author of “In the Driver’s Seat”, an explanatory text on private equity, published in 2013. A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Executive Connection, Andrew holds a BEc from the Australian National University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Andrew is a passionate outdoors enthusiast and enjoys cycling, mountaineering, rock-climbing and sea kayaking. He also enjoys introducing his three young children to enjoying new adventures.
Chief Operating Officer
During a broad healthcare career in profitable day hospitals and specialist group practices, Scott has worked with specialist surgeons to bring together top class teams and facilities and deliver outstanding patient care.
Scott has achieved landmark negotiations with private health insurers and suppliers, and has supported a number of specialist surgeons and day hospital operators on strategy and business development.
Prior to its merger with the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists, Scott was a Director of the Independent Ophthalmic Network. He remains involved in supporting and advocating for surgeons and day hospital operators alike.
Regional Manager Nexus – Victoria
Leanne has as strong interest and operational expertise in the private hospital industry and has served as a Director of the Australian Day Hospitals Association and a member of the National Council of the Australian Private Hospitals Association
Leanne has a passion for establishing and growing hospital services which offer the highest possible standard of care and patient experience. Her career to date has demonstrated that strong commercial outcomes are possible without compromising quality of care through supportive engagement with surgeons and by attracting well trained and highly motivated staff.
Chief Financial Officer
Alex’s career started in chartered accounting and included 10 years with Ernst and Young in their Melbourne and London offices. Alex was involved in audit and corporate advisory services advising clients in the manufacturing and agribusiness industries.
Alex’s key areas of expertise include development of corporate skills and systems to support an organisation’s achievement of its strategic goals.
Alex is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.
Ivana has over eight years of corporate finance and advisory experience with Deloitte in Australia and Europe working in various aspects of M&A activity, transactional support and accounting. Prior to her role with Nexus, Ivana was part of the Deloitte Corporate Finance team in Sydney advising clients on numerous mid-market and large-cap M&A deals, both from a sell- and buy- side, as well as a number of recent IPO transactions.
Ivana holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in International Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Prior to joining Nexus, Rachel spent the last five years at Vision Eye Institute (ASX:VEI). At VEI Rachel focused on the development of profit- sharing arrangements with surgeons where Rachel earned a strong track record of building healthy commercial arrangements with specialist doctors. Rachel was also responsible for procurement initiatives and a number of other key projects.
Rachel also has significant experience with acquisition and integration of healthcare businesses and was responsible for project-managing multiple acquisitions for LifeHealthcare (ASX:LHC), as well as business restructuring and integration responsibilities as LHC’s Group Commercial Manager. She then helped establish National Hearing Care (NHC) in New Zealand, the first overseas expansion of the NHC group. Previously, Rachel also worked as Group Financial Controller at MIA Group through its merger with I-MED Radiology (part of DCA Group).
Rachel is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Elena’s responsibilities at Nexus include:
- Health fund relationships
- Procurement and supply contracts
- Assisting doctors with contractual matters including investment decisions
- Other group support initiatives
Business Development Director
Through NDS, Geoff has successfully developed nine stand-alone day surgery projects based on a model of doctor co-ownership, a core principle that is strongly aligned with the Nexus model of partnering with doctors. Geoff is MBA qualified and during his career has run divisions of major Australian and US corporations.
Geoff also brings with him a wealth of experience in successful healthcare property development and investment. These skills and experience are invaluable in supporting Nexus with greenfield development projects and other business expansion and partnership opportunities.
Doctor Liaison Director – Southern Region
For the last 15 years, Kylie has built a core skillset across numerous fields of specialist medicine, and has been responsible for a range of commercial development activities, as well as referrer liaison and marketing in the ophthalmology and orthopaedics sectors. She has been responsible for a number of greenfield hospital, radiology and medical practice developments, and has led doctor recruitment in the hospital setting, developing further expertise in IVF and gynaecology.
Kylie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently serves on the Optometry Victoria and Optometry Australia Boards.
Doctor Liaison Director – Northern Region
With 20 years’ experience in private, public and not-for-profit organisations within the health care sector, Sally is experienced in leading and driving operational excellence to position the customer (both doctors and patients) at the heart of the organisation. Sally is skilled at developing and implementing new models of service delivery and performance improvement initiatives, and successfully managing the resultant organisational change and cultural shift.
Prior to joining Nexus Sally was Doctor Relationship Manager at SunDoctors, an organization dedicated the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. At SunDoctors Sally was responsible for the recruitment, credentialing and ongoing education and support of accredited doctors.
Sally is an advocate of continuous improvement in work practices which improve customer service, add and sustain value, enhance service viability, and exceed industry benchmarks.