Shelly Park talks to Leadership Victoria

29 May 2012 By By Hannah Carrodus

Shelly Park
Shelly Park

Shelly Park, who started her career as a nurse in New Zealand, is the Chief Executive of Victoria’s largest public health service: Southern Health.

In 2011 Shelly was awarded the Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year for her achievements running an organisation that has an annual budget of $1.26 billion and treats about 177,000 patients per year.

Prior to her current role Shelly was the Executive Director of the Monash Sector at Southern Health and the Executive Director of Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.  Her previous positions have included General Manager of Medical and Surgical Services at Christchurch Hospital (New Zealand), the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island along with General Manager at The Princess Margaret Hospital Division, Canterbury District Health Board.

1999.  Shelly’s nursing background has given her a sound understanding of patient care and operational issues in the health sector.