Health Service Board

The CAHS Board is the governing body of CAHS. Appointed by the Minister for Health, members have experience across the fields of medicine and health care, finance, law, and community and consumer engagement.

There are four standing committees of the Board, made up of Board members:

The Clinical Advisory Group, comprised of staff from across CAHS, also advises the Board on strategic issues.

Board members

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Dr Rosanna Capolingua AM

Board Chair


Dr Rosanna Capolingua is a General Practitioner with broad experience across health care delivery with a focus on equitable patient access to high quality, safe health care.

Dr Capolingua has served as the Australian Medical Association WA President, as the only female in that role, and also as Federal AMA President. A member of the Federal AMA Executive for six years, she chaired the Ethics and Medico - Legal committee, Finance committee and Taskforce on Indigenous Health.

Dr Capolingua has extensive Board experience, including the Medical Board of WA, Professional Services Review Committee, Healthway and the Board of MercyCare. She was Chair of the Governing Council for the Child and Adolescent Health Service, Deputy Chair of the North Metropolitan Health Service, and a member of the WA Mental Health Commission’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. She continues as a Board member of St John of God Healthcare Australia and Chair of their Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence Committee, as a member of the Board of Catholic Homes Inc. and Chair of their Clinical Governance Committee, and as Chair of the WA Immunisation Strategy Committee.

Dr Capolingua was made a Member of the Order of Australian in June 2023 for significant service to patient care, to medicine and as a role model for women.

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Dr Alexius Julian

Chair, Finance Committee


Dr Alexius Julian is a highly skilled clinician with significant experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) across health care. In particular, Dr Julian has previously served as the Chief Medical Information Officer at the St John of God Health Care Group, was a Clinical Lead in the commissioning of ICT at Fiona Stanley Hospital and has also worked as a Medical Leadership Adviser for the Institute of Health Leadership.

Dr Julian has a strong interest in technology, start-up, and business, and is currently a self-employed clinician and works on several commercial interests.


Shane Kelly  

Dr Shane Kelly

Board Member


Dr Shane Kelly is a highly experienced health executive with an extensive career spanning more than 35 years in the public and private hospital and health systems in WA and Queensland, 20 years in CEO roles.

Dr Kelly was Group CEO of St John of God Health Care from June 2018 to December 2022 and is now State Manager (WA) for Ramsay Health Care. His other previous roles include Group CEO of Mater Misericordiae Ltd in Queensland, Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital and Chief Executive of a number of public hospitals/health services in WA. 

Dr Kelly has extensive board experience, previously as a Director on the St John of God Health Inc and Foundation Boards, Australian Clinical Labs Board, Mater Medical Research Institute Board, the WA Institute of Medical Research Board and Telethon Speech and Hearing Board.


Nicole Lockwood  


Mrs Nicole Lockwood

Board Member


Mrs Nicole Lockwood is an experienced executive, with 20 years working in law, government, and strategic advisory services, including 15 years of board experience on government, corporate and not for profit boards.

Mrs Lockwood is currently a board member of NBN Co and Deputy Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia and Chair of the Malka Foundation Board, Airbridge Board, and Infrastructure WA. Her background is in the areas of infrastructure, economic development, and community engagement.

Mrs Lockwood is currently Director of Lockwood Advisory and holds legal and business qualifications. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Professor Daniel McAullay

Board Member

Ph.D, M AppEpi, B.Sc.

Professor Daniel McAullay is a health professional and has extensive experience as a member on health boards and committees including Chair of the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service.

Prof McAullay is the Dean of Kurongkurl Katitjin and Director of Aboriginal Research at Edith Cowan University. He is also the Director of the Centre for Improving Health Services for Aboriginal Children and Families.

Prof McAullay is a health services researcher with expertise in maternal, infant and child health, primary health care and Aboriginal health.


John McLean  

Mr John McLean

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

Bsc (Econ) Hons, CA (ANZ), F.FINSIA, GAICD

Mr John McLean is a Chartered Accountant and experienced non-executive director. He is currently a director of Red Jacket Consulting. Over the past ten years Mr McLean has held a range of non-executive roles, mainly in the not-for-profit sector, and worked as a business consultant specialising in financial reviews, strategic planning, policy reviews, and procurement.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in London he transferred to Africa, handling audits for a range of listed, non-listed and Government clients. He spent six years as Staff Partner at Deloitte and retains a particular interest in staff development. He joined Coopers and Lybrand in Perth (now PWC) from Africa, initially in their audit division, transitioning to management in the Perth office before joining law firm Jackson McDonald, where he spent 15 years as their CEO. 

Mr McLean currently holds board roles with the Neurological Council of Western Australia, the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of Western Australia, Martu United Pty and the SwanCare Group.


Pamela Michael  

Ms Pamela Michael

Deputy Board Chair

Dip HSc (Nursing), BHSc (Nursing), LLB, Post Grad Management, GAICD 

Ms Pamela Michael, a Senior Solicitor and former Registered Nurse has worked across health, law, and management for over three decades and has extensive legal, insurance, health, and corporate and executive management expertise. 

As a former Managing Partner and Director for a large medical defence law firm she is a legal specialist and expert in medical negligence and civil litigation, and regulatory and professional conduct complaints. Ms Michael most recently practiced in NSW. In her early career, she was a registered nurse and holds tertiary qualifications in Nursing. She holds legal qualifications and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 Professor Karen Strickland    

Professor Karen Strickland

Board Member

Professor Strickland has extensive clinical, academic and research experience across health, higher education and social service sectors, most notably as Executive Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University and Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Canberra. Professor Strickland has consulted internationally in education and health-related curriculum development and is a Registered Nurse Academic Accreditation Assessor with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council.

Professor Strickland is acknowledged as an expert in the field of cancer, palliative and aged care, with two Visiting Professor appointments at international universities in New Zealand and Scotland. Professor Strickland is an experienced board member at local, Commonwealth and international levels, including Chair of the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery in Australia and New Zealand.

Last Updated: 04/12/2023