Burnside Hospital Appoints New Chief Executive Officer, Alan Morrison

7 April 2022

The Board of Burnside War Memorial Hospital is delighted to announce that Alan Morrison has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital after an extensive and competitive selection process.

Alan comes to us with a wealth of experience and is a highly respected leader and CEO. Alan succeeds Heather Messenger who has recently retired after 17 years of service and will assume his responsibilities before the new financial year.

Alan was previously CEO of Sportsmed for 11 years and for seven years prior to this held other senior management roles at that organisation. He has a deep understanding of the complex environments that private hospitals operate in and has shown an ability to manage such an organisation very successfully. He is a dynamic and decisive leader having managed significant change not just in the expansion of service delivery but in the growth of infrastructure and complementary services. In achieving this success, he has built strong robust relationships not just within the organisation but with government and the community sector. In addition, his role as a Director of the Australian Private Hospitals Association exemplifies his leadership and his high level of personal commitment and professionalism.

Alan is keen to join a diverse, values driven organisation with a strong professional reputation. The Board is delighted to have attracted someone as talented as Alan in order to continue our strong tradition of providing safe, contemporary care for our community and building upon the outstanding work that is delivered by all those associated with our Hospital every day. We are confident that in Alan we have found someone who will lead the Hospital with innovation, distinction and integrity.

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