Chief Executive Officer

Jan Child

Reg. Nurse, Grad. Dip. Behavioural Science, Master Public Health, GAICD

Jan is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in behavioural sciences, health administration and a Masters in Public Health.  She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a surveyor with the Australian Council of Healthcare Services.  She has more than 30 years' experience in public health, having trained in rural western Victoria and then worked across metropolitan Melbourne including at Peninsula Health, Alfred Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, alcohol and drug agencies and the community health sector.  Jan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016 following a six month interim role commencing in March 2016.


Chief Medical Officer

Dr Bruce Waxman


Bruce is an honours medical graduate of Monash University, trained in general and colorectal surgery and was in consultant surgical practice both in the public and private sectors for 30 years - 20 years of which as Associate Professor at Monash University.  He retired from surgical practice in 2014 and transitioned into medical administration and has been Executive Director of Medical Services at BCH since July 2016.  Bruce is also a surveyor with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) and the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV).

Chief of Operational Development Support

Noni Bourke

B. App. Sc. (Speech Pathology), Grad. Cert. Gerontology, Grad. Cert. Health Professional Education, Dip. Project Management, Masters Health Services Management


Noni has more than 25 years’ experience in public health having worked as a Speech Pathologist and then within Quality and Safety across acute, sub-acute, aged care and community health services. She has worked in clinical and leadership roles in metropolitan, rural and remote health services.  Noni commenced with BCH in 2016.  



Chief Operating Officer

Louise Sparkes

Reg. Nurse, Grad. Cert. ED Nursing, Master of Nursing

Louise is a Registered Nurse with a number of post graduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing and Nursing Education.  Louise brings more than 25 years' experience both in health care service provision and academia.  She was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Access and Emergency Services in October 2016, before taking an executive lead for all Acute Services as well as Chief Nursing and Midwifery role in 2017.

Chief Financial Officer

Shaun Brooks

B. Commerce, Grad. Dip. Chartered Accounting 

Shaun is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the Victorian public health sector for more than 7 years.  He has held leadership positions in the financial professional services industry with a subsequent appointment as Deputy Director of Finance at Peninsula Health.  Shaun brings a broad range of commercial and financial management skills and joined BCH in 2017.