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Executive Leadership Team

Ms Annette Scott

Managing Director

In addition to Annette’s current role as Director of the board for the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, she is Executive Director Allied Health for the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service. She commenced her career in health as a physiotherapist. After spending her earlier career as a private practitioner in solo practice in Central Queensland, she joined the public health system in Queensland in 1993. Annette has subsequently fulfilled a number of clinical, quality improvement and management roles, including management of a range of commonwealth and state funded health programs, and has worked across a range of service settings including primary care settings.

Annette is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also recently successfully completed the Women in Executive Leadership program through the University of Queensland. In 2015 Annette played a key role in the transition of services from the Darling Downs and Southwest Queensland Medicare local to the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN. She brings to the role of Director a strong commitment to improving the integration of health services across the region.

Simone Finch

Chief Executive Officer

Simone has worked extensively as a senior executive across Departments of Health and Housing and brings a wealth of experience and strong strategic leadership to the role of CEO of the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

She engages with the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall operation of Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to ensure it is a high-performing, efficient and accountable organisation. 

Simone is passionately committed to ensuring groups who are marginalised in our society - the underprivileged, the homeless, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and refugees; are treated equitably and have access to essential primary health services.

Simone’s qualifications include BA in Politics and Women’s Studies; Masters of Business Law; Certificate in Governance Practice, Corporate Governance; and she is currently finishing an Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration and Management General. She is also a qualified company director.

Mandy Pengilly

General Manager - Operations

Mandy is the General Manager, Operations for the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.  In this role, Mandy leads the operations of the business – from human resources, to operational planning and beyond.

Mandy is a qualified Rehabilitation Counsellor, with business leadership qualifications in Human Resources, Marketing and Management. She has over 15 years’ experience in management and leadership of large teams, across a variety of health, disability and research organisations. Mandy is a specialist in improving business performance and large scale co-design & start up projects.

She drives substantial business and performance outcomes and has led teams to achieve significant success while ensuring they are motivated by the vision and are able to celebrate in the success.

Mandy is personally passionate about supporting and developing health professionals in creating integrated care for our community.  

Peter Lacey

General Manager - Commissioning

Peter has extensive experience in commissioning and procurement and is responsible for ensuring the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN’s investment in primary health care meets the priority needs of the Darling Downs and West Moreton Communities. 

Peter leads a team of skilled program managers working to build commissioning capacity utilising contemporary, and outcome-focussed procurement and commissioning frameworks.

Peter is responsible for the design and management of programs across six clinical frameworks and is accountable for strategic sourcing, negotiation & contracting and supplier performance management & evaluation.

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​Kate McLoughlin

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Kate McLoughlin serves as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, where she manages the company’s finances, corporate responsibilities and promotes a happy and healthy work culture.

Kate is a strong believer that success is a journey, not a destination and she injects this enthusiasm in both her professional and personal life.  Prior to joining the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, Kate served as Senior Finance Manager and Revenue Manager for the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and Senior Business Analyst for Saxon Energy Australia.

She has a passion for the health economy and thrives on the challenges and satisfaction that comes with working in such a vital industry.

Kate earned a bachelor's degree in Education and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Southern Queensland and is a Certified Practising Accountant.  Kate and her husband, Matthew, have four children and enjoy camping and jet skiing.

Latest Announcements

Latest announcements

Apply today - Expressions of Interest Reference Group for the Darling Downs & West Moreton PHN Health Needs Assessment

September 21, 2017

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN are seeking Expression's of Interest for our HNA Reference Group. This is part of…
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Joint Media Release - PHN provides extra drug and alcohol treatment funding for Chinchilla, Kingaroy and Dalby

September 20, 2017

An extra $293,000 in Drug and Alcohol Treatment services (DATS) will go to the areas of Chinchilla, Kingaroy and Dalby…
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Expression of Interest - My Health for Life - Darling Downs Region

September 18, 2017

Expression of Interest - My Health for Life - Darling Downs Region. Applications close COB Monday 2 October 2017
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