Our Team

Professor Roianne West

Chair, HESA

Roianne West is a descendent of the Kalkadunga and Djkunde Peoples. A strategy and leadership consultant with over 25 years’ experience in Aboriginal Health Nursing and Midwifery 15 years of which have been in Executive leadership positions at local, state and national levels. Roianne West is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Nations Nursing and Midwifery Consulting.

Roianne West has a PhD which developed a model of excellence to increase Aboriginal Nurses Nationally and is a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her distinguishable contribution and achievement of significant influence and enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education through the promotion of professional standards.

Professor Joanne Gray RM, RN, PhD, FACM

Director, HESA

Professor Joanne Gray is a leading midwifery academic and she has been involved in midwifery education in the higher education sector for many years. Joanne’s current role is Head, Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Joanne has worked as a midwife in both rural and metropolitan New South Wales and has played a key role in the development and implementation of midwifery curricula, including the first distance education midwifery program for registered nurses (Charles Sturt University, 1990) and the first Bachelor of Midwifery to be offered in NSW (UTS, 2005). Joanne has had a number of academic leadership positions including as Director of Studies and Course Coordinator for the Graduate Diploma and Bachelor of Midwifery programs and as Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health at UTS.

Joanne has been active in a number of governance roles and recently completed a six year term as Chair of the UTS Academic Board and as a member and then Chair, Midwifery Accreditation Committee with ANMAC. Joanne has also recently completed a term as a health practitioner member of the NSW Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Joanne is the current President of the Australian College of Midwives.

Mr Ian Frank AM

Director, HESA

Ian Frank is an experienced chief executive with expertise in strategic analysis, operational planning, implementation and management in health education and regulatory environments nationally and internationally. Formerly Chief Executive Officer Australian Medical Council (1991-2017) Ian has 30 years’ experience in the design and delivery of high stakes screening examinations for International Medical Graduates seeking registration in Australia. He has been involved in the development and implementation of major innovations in medical assessment, including computer-adaptive examinations, the application of advanced technology to high fidelity clinical assessment and the development of performance assessment tools, including work-place based assessment.

In relation to educational standards, Ian led the team at the AMC to produce the first accreditation program for basic (university) medical education in Australia and New Zealand and the development accreditation processes for specialist education and a national accreditation system for intern training in Australia. Innovations in medical education have included the establishment of 11 new medical courses in Australia, the development of multiple pathways leading to registration, including graduate entry and MD programs and the provision of Australian medical courses in the USA, Malaysia and India.


Greg Cantwell
Executive Officer
e. greg.cantwell@hesa.com.au

Heloise Millikan
Project Officer/Secretariat
e. heloise.millikan@hesa.com.au

Mary-Grace Bingham
Associate Director
e. marygrace.bingham@hesa.com.au


Immunisation Accreditation

Mary-Grace Bingham
Associate Director
e. mary-grace.bingham@hesa.com

National Placement Evaluation Centre (NPEC)

Professor Simon Chapman
Centre Director
e. director@npec.com.au

Dr Colleen Ryan
Assistant Director

Mr Ruben Hopson
Software Engineer.

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