General Manager Health Funding, Strategy & Performance

Melbourne Permanent/Full Time

Recruiter :
Kate Bell

Kate Bell
  • Dynamic senior leadership role with a leading healthcare provider
  • Unique opportunity to oversee health funding strategy and performance
  • Leads innovation in how the organisation partners with health funds

Role Overview: 


C-Suite Partners is pleased to partner with St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) in the search for their next General Manager Health Funding, Strategy and Performance.  


SJGHC is of the largest Catholic providers of health care services in Australia. The not-for-profit private health care group employs more than 17,000 staff and operates facilities across Australia and New Zealand, comprising more than 3,300 hospital beds, as well as home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs. 


Reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer, the General Manager Health Funding, Strategy and Performance oversees health funding and leads the development and execution of a health funding strategy that is financially sustainable for the Group and ensures performance excellence.  


The role will be pivotal in negotiating with health funds and engaging with the broader healthcare sector to innovate in how SJGHC partners with funders, reflecting a dedication to upholding dignity and respect in line with its collective vision of caring for and supporting individuals who are at their most vulnerable. 


Key Requirements: 

  • Lead the development and execution of the Group's health funding strategy, including communication of initiatives, health sector analysis and regular review and updates to the overall strategy and revenue management.   
  • Provide critical industry insights to the Executive team and Hospital CEO’s, making recommendations for developing funding options and strategy. 
  • Plan negotiation strategies with Executives and provide leadership oversight and negotiation expertise to the negotiation and contract team. 
  • Pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with health funds, government and internal stakeholders. 
  • Oversee clinical audit and funding performance. 
  • Build a performance culture between clinical and health information and funding imperatives  
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in overall Group Health Fund processes. 
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships to enhance patient care and business outcomes. 
  • Comply with all St John of God Health Care Inc. Group and Health Fund specific policies and procedures; and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and guidelines.  

Background & Qualifications: 

  • A collaborative and innovative leader with significant experience in large health fund contract negotiations, revenue or hospital management.  
  • Strong knowledge and experience in private / public hospital funding and pricing and of the broader health care sector.  
  • Excellent communications and influencing/ negotiation skills, with strong experience operating at the executive level and with senior external stakeholders.  
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, strong analytical skills, and operational emphasis to deliver on time. 
  • Ability to work within and contribute to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care. 
  • Tertiary qualification in Finance, Hospital Management, Statistics, or other Health/Management related discipline. 

If you are an innovative and commercial senior leader with strong experience in large health fund contract negotiations, revenue or hospital management, please apply to register your interest for a confidential discussion about this opportunity. 


*Please note only candidates that meet our full required criteria will be invited to progress for this opportunity, all applicants will be added to the database for future information sharing regarding new opportunities, market intel, and executive candidate information. 

Referral reward:

Healthcare & Medicine > Healthcare & Medicine Management

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