About Top End Health Service

The Top End Health Service includes Royal Darwin Hospital, Katherine Hospital, Gove Hospital and numerous remote health clinics.

The Strategic Executive develops and manages the business operations of the Top End Health Service (TEHS).

The executive works closely with the TEHS Board to deliver a health service that is tailored to the needs of people in the Top End.


The Strategic Executive has the following roles:

  • build on operational effectiveness
  • formulate budget policy and promote financial integrity
  • oversee the allocation and utilisation of TEHS resources
  • promote management controls
  • manage administrative support offices
  • oversee the TEHS information technology upgrade process, the Core Clinical System Renewal Program (CCSRP).

Its core goal is to deliver responsive, effective and efficient health services with a focus on consistently providing high quality, patient-centred care and getting the best value for every health dollar spent.

TEHS strategic executive

Chief Operating Officer
Michael Kalimnios

Assistant Chief Operating Officer
Allison Grierson 

Executive Director Medical Services
Charles Pain

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery
Val Tuckett

Executive Director Medicines Management and Clinical Engagement
Bhavini Patel

Chief Finance Officer
Brigid Bourke 

Executive Director, People and Culture
Peter Boyce

Executive Director, Allied Health
Renae Moore (Acting) 

Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce and Cultural Engagement
Peter Pangquee (Acting) 

TEHS operational executive 

General Manager, Darwin Region and Strategic Primary Health Care
Christine Connors 

General Manager Katherine Region
Angela Brannelly 

General Manager East Arnhem Region
Lisa Pullen 

General Manager, Operational Commissioning Palmerston Regional Hospital
Sharon Sykes 

Senior Director, Operations, Royal Darwin Hospital
Emma Reid 

General Manager Top End Mental Health Service and Alcohol and Other Drugs
Richard Campion (Acting)

Last updated: 10 January 2017