Director-General

Nicole Photocropped.jpgNicole Feely

Ms Nicole Feely was appointed as ACT Health Director-General in June 2015.

Ms Feely has had a distinguished career in government, politics, business and leading health service reform.

Prior to this, Ms Feely held chief executive positions for more than 20 years and her experience spans governance, strategy, operations, inter-governmental relations, budget, program development and implementation, risk management, quality and change management. She has also overseen large-scale infrastructure initiatives, including major capital works programs.

Her career has seen her work as the Chief Executive of South Metropolitan Health Service (Western Australia) and St Vincent’s Hospital (Victoria) as well as former lead partner for Health at KPMG Canberra.

Ms Feely studied Law at the University of Melbourne and later held positions as Lecturer of Business Law at Deakin University and Associate Professor, Health/Health Care Administration/Management at Curtin University of Technology.

As well as a strong background in delivering health services on a large scale, Ms Feely has also proven herself in other sectors, including:

  • General Manager for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games;
  • Chief Executive of the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry;  and
  • Ms Feely was the first female Chief-of-Staff to the then Prime Minister, the Honourable John Howard OM AC. 
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