Key People

Key People

Advisory Board


Dr. Peter Stephenson (Chairman, Gastroenterologist (Retired) )

Montserrat Day Hospitals was the vision of Dr. Stephenson who has been a specialist physician since 1972 and a registered Gastroenterologist since 1978 when he went into private practice. During Montserrat’s history, Peter became Executive Director of Montserrat Day Hospitals in May 2006 and then Chairman until 2015. Peter has been retired for a number of years now.

Key Management

Henry Barclay CEO Montserrat Day Hospitals

Henry Barclay, CEO – Montserrat Day Hospital Group 

Henry Barclay joined as CEO in 2021 to lead Montserrat Day Hospitals through its next growth phase while drawing on over 20 years’ experience in strategic, financial, and commercial leadership.

Henry has extensive knowledge of the Australian Day Hospital sector and healthcare industry, having worked in executive and director roles with the Cura Day Hospitals Group for over 10 years. Responsible for numerous corporate development initiatives and day hospital acquisitions, Henry has a demonstrated track record of successful strategic organic and inorganic corporate business development.

Prior to joining Montserrat, Henry has worked with Private Equity, as a Professional Consultant to healthcare clients, held positions in a Big 4 accounting firm, was a Director in M&A advisory at Deloitte, and served as a councillor at the Australian Private Hospitals Association.

Shane Kosanic, CFO B Com (UQ) CA

Shane is a highly experienced executive with more than 19 years’ experience including the past 12 years leading the finance and operation teams both in Australia & Internationally.

Shane has significant technical financial and commercial acumen having direct experience in international and domestic taxation issues, transfer pricing, operations, controls, pricing and costings. Prior to joining Montserrat, Shane worked for 6 years as CFO in a global safety consulting business which delivered its products & services in approximately 25 countries. Previous to this role, Shane was CFO for a large Australian-based software solution organisation which developed & supported mid-level sized businesses.

Tom Sexton, Acquisitions Director MBA (Melbourne), BSc/BA

Tom commenced with Montserrat in June 2020 and is responsible for business acquisitions and greenfield developments.

Prior to joining Montserrat, Tom was Queensland General Manager for an ASX Listed Healthcare operator and has over 10 years of health operations and management experience in Australia and the UK.

Tom’s experience in engaging with business vendors and development partners, including medical professionals, plays an important role in ensuring the future growth and success of Montserrat.

Margaret Kenny, Chief Nurse BNurse (QUT), MBA (QUT)

Margaret is a Registered Nurse who has held senior executive positions for over 15 years with proven expertise in clinical, strategic and operational management in the private sector in Queensland and New South Wales. Margaret has a strong background in clinical governance, workforce planning, patient focused engagement, change management and development of new services.

Margaret considers herself privileged with the many opportunities she’s had to analyse health models overseas and develop new or evolve existing health services in Brisbane, all the whilst strengthening partnerships with doctors, staff and the community. Margaret’s career highlight was developing a new maternity service in Brisbane which took 2 years of planning but was a success for all involved with strong doctor, staff, and community engagement, reflecting on the first health babies born at the facility which is now a school.

Margaret has managed the start-up and growth of oncology centres, commissioning new developments and delivering innovative ways to deliver the best patient focused, clinical care. Margaret is patient care and about developing the nurses of the future, providing opportunities for our nurses to grow and reach their full potential in service excellence through respect, integrity, innovation and compassion.

Debora Evans, National Quality and Training Manager

Debora joined Montserrat in 2021 with an extensive clinical, education and management background spanning more than 25 years. Having trained at the University Hospital Southampton NHS FT, Debora went on to complete post-graduate qualifications in Critical Care, Anaesthetics and Post Anaesthetic Care, Management and Leadership, as well as Education.

Debora’s well versed in managing interprofessional education across perioperative departments and has presented on perioperative topics at various forums. She has also worked as a Clinical Facilitator, Tutor and Lecturer at several Universities and TAFE.

Debora is passionate about safe and effective patient outcomes, and improving performance by auditing, assessing, educating and re-engineering management systems and processes. Debora enjoys the benefits of team collaboration and consultation to provide quality education across the business.

Helen Chalmers CEO / Director of Clinical Services – Westside Private

Helen has over 35 years’ experience working in the health care system. She commenced her career as a Registered Nurse / midwife in various clinical areas. She then took on management roles in departments in both acute and subacute healthcare settings. For the last 11 years, she has lead health services in a CEO / General Manager role, driving and being responsible for, business/ financial performance, strategic growth and clinical / operational day to day managing of the facility.

Helen has experience in change management and leading her teams through change in smaller regional healthcare settings.  She has always had a strong focus and involvement “on the ground” with the day to day running of hospitals and a keen interest in the people working within, to drive a positive workforce culture and enable people to be the best they can be. She believes cohesive, high performing teams create and achieve excellence in customer service provision and ensure the maximum level of patient satisfaction with optimised clinical outcomes is always strived for.

Ken Hilliard Business Development Manager B Med Sc

Ken has over 17 years’ experience in the medical industry and brings a natural leadership and a strong understanding of the Private healthcare sector to his position as Business Development Manager at Montserrat Hospitals.<br><br>

Prior to joining Montserrat Ken held a number of senior positions and has experience in Hospitals, cancer services, Pathology and Radiology.  Ken believes in relationship building with a strong focus on strategic planning and positive marketing outcomes. He has a passion for creating partnerships with doctors who are looking at entering the private space and experience in Doctor recruitment, marketing, promotions and hospital Mergers & Acquisitions.

Nadia McCarthy Business Manager – Westside Private

Nadia has been with the Montserrat Group for a number of years beginning initially in the Call Centre and moving up within the company to her current role of Business Manager. This variation in her role has allowed Nadia a wide view of the daily operations of the business which in turn allows her to influence change across the business to ensure staffing & patient efficiencies are possible.

From late 2018 Nadia moved into the Business Manager role of Westside Private Hospital, assisting in the daily running and theatre scheduling of Westside Private Hospital.

Nadia has a strong focus on the daily running of the hospitals and building efficiencies in this area, as well as developing customer service skills in the administrative staff and working on projects as the Montserrat Group expands.

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