Joondalup Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Meet the Executive Team

Dr Amanda Ling

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Medical Services

Dr Amanda Ling

Dr Amanda Ling has worked for Joondalup Health Campus for many decades in both operational and executive management roles. She is currently both CEO and Director of Medical Services and spearheads our strategic direction and growth. In years gone by, Dr Ling has been Director of the Office of Safety & Quality for the WA Department of Health and Executive Director for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She has significant experience with activity-based funding and case mix and has held positions with the health information consulting business 3M. She has been Clinical Lead for the Activity Based Funding implementation for the WA Department of Health. She currently sits on several committees for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IPHA).

Ben Irish

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin Irish

With 25 years’ nursing experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom, Deputy CEO Benjamin Irish has worked at JHC since 2016 initially as Director of Clinical Services. In this role he carries overall operational responsibility for the running of the hospital and its entire workforce. He also is the executive representative for the JHC Community Board of Advice and sits on the Board of Advice for Nursing and Midwifery at both ECU and Curtin University. Ben is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at ECU.

Bevan-Van-Lamoen

Director of Corporate Services

Bevan van Lamoen

Working for JHC for more than a decade, Bevan was appointed to the hospital’s Executive team eight years ago and has a portfolio that covers all administrative, financial, business intelligence, health information and support services – which represent around 10 per cent of our current workforce. An accountant by background, he responsible for preparing the last major redevelopment feasibility study in 2009 and the business cases for the Ramsay Health Care Board. He was also heavily involved in negotiating the terms of the public contract for the redevelopment and over the years has been a key advisor to Ramsay Health Care head office with Public Private Partnership tenders.

Matthew Wright

Contract Manager

Matthew Wright

As JHC’s Contract Manager, Matthew carries the responsibility of managing the hospital’s public contract with the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) but is he also currently in charge of the public hospital expansion at JHC on behalf of Ramsay Health Care. Joining the hospital in 2018, he was previously Finance Director for the Health business unit of Serco based at Fiona Stanley Hospital which gave him excellent experience managing complex contracts within WA Health. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, he has also previously held executive roles in Australia with several large corporates and worked in London with the BUPA Group of Hospitals.

Paul Taylor-Byrne

Director of Clinical Services

Paul Taylor-Byrne

As JHC’s Director of Clinical Services Paul Taylor- Byrne has executive responsibility for nursing, midwifery and allied health, which makes up nearly 60 per cent of our total workforce. A theatre nurse by background, Paul started his career in 1999 after completing a degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. After moving to Australia, he initially worked as an agency nurse at nearly every metropolitan hospital in Perth and then took a role at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Theatres in 2001. In 2006, Paul was appointed State Donor Coordinator for what was then DonateWest (now DonateLife). In this role he coordinated intra and interstate organ and tissue retrievals, as well as internationally. Four years later he returned to PMH and joined the ranks of management progressing to become their Director of Surgical Services. In 2013 he joined JHC as Deputy Director of Clinical Services and has since worked in a range of portfolios. He has previously been a board and state representative for Operating Room Nurses of Australian (ORNA) and the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN).