Our Executive

Tasmanian Health Service

Nicola Dymond

Nicola Dymond, Chief Operating OfficerChief Operating Officer

Nicola trained as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor in the United Kingdom. Nicola’s most recent roles have been as Group Chief Operating Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation, and National Director for Continuing Care and System Integration within the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar; leading the development of Qatar’s first national strategy to support transitional and ongoing care, system navigation and care coordination processes across the health continuum.

Nicola also has extensive executive operational experience within the United Kingdom National Health Service, across both hospital and community settings.

Nicola has a passion for service improvement, and is experienced in service development and planning, operational management and large scale quality improvement projects. She holds membership of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, and holds a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on improvement culture within healthcare organisations. Nicola has been a regular contributor on the international conference circuit on these topics.

In her role as Chief Operating Officer Nicola leads the clinical services redesign and delivery programs; as well as introducing integrated operations centres to manage patient flow and access and improve utilisation of capacity across the state. Nicola is working to identify opportunities and strategies to enhance service delivery and models of care availability throughout the THS.


Suzanne McCavanagh

Suzanne McCavanagh, Chief People and Culture OfficerChief People and Culture Officer

Suzanne’s portfolio covers the functions of human resources which include: workplace health and safety, recruitment, organisational development and employee relations. Suzanne has extensive human resources experience across the health, transport and education sectors.

With graduate and post graduate qualifications in industrial relations, human resource management and public administration, Suzanne is a strategic human resources, organisational development and workforce planning specialist with more than 25 years’ experience.

Suzanne has held executive roles in human resources and industrial relations in the Western Australian public sector, including: Department of Productivity and Labour Relations, Department of Transport, Office of Public Sector Standards and South Metropolitan Health Service.


Craig Watson

Craig Watson, Chief Corporate OfficerChief Corporate Officer

Craig is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of financial management systems and strategies that enable the THS to deliver safe, efficient, effective and high quality integrated patient and client care within sustainable budget allocations. Craig previously held the positions of Acting Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Services – South for the THS following several leadership roles with the former Tasmanian Health Organisation-South including Acting Chief Executive.

Craig is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has held a variety of senior and executive positions during a 25 year career in the Tasmanian public service.