Executive Team Profiles

  • Sam Sangster

    Sam Sangster

    Chief Executive

    Sam’s career spans both private and public sectors, including at some of Australia’s largest ASX-listed companies and professional services firms in a range of leadership, commercial and project delivery roles. In these roles he led operational and infrastructure project delivery outcomes, applying a combination of negotiation skills, commercial acumen, innovation and an ability to build professional teams that delivered outstanding outcomes.

    Joining Health Infrastructure in early 2013, he is responsible for the delivery of NSW Health’s very significant capital build program across NSW ($5b committed in this term of NSW Government), oversaw procurement for the innovative Northern Beaches Health Service project (now under construction) and the delivery of commercial advisory services for NSW Health’s existing four hospital PPPs. Immediately prior to Health Infrastructure, Sam worked in the public sector in Victoria, delivering multi-billion dollar city-building infrastructures such as Melbourne’s Docklands in partnership with the private sector. Sam holds tertiary qualifications in law, accountancy and computer science, is a graduate of the AICD director’s course, is a Certified Practising Accountant, is admitted to legal practice in several jurisdictions and, until moving to NSW, held a legal practicing certificate.

  • Martin Cook

    Martin Cook

    Executive Director Delivery

    With a background in construction and project management, Martin’s experience includes complex projects for both the public and the private sector.  As the Delivery Director for the NSW Housing stimulus package, Martin was part of a team responsible for developing, designing and constructing over 6000 dwellings worth around $2b, in two years. Since joining Health Infrastructure (HI) in 2011 Martin has focussed the organisation on the maintenance of originally agreed scope and budget, and fine-tuned delivery strategies to meet HI’s strategic business outcomes.

    Health Infrastructure’s current portfolio includes 64 projects with a total value of more than $3 billion, including annual expenditure of around $800m. Martin’s rigour in the delivery of best practice across all disciplines has ensured the timely delivery on-budget of significant projects through all phases of the development lifecycle.

    “Everyone has a budget and every project has a budget – my role is to ensure we deliver maximum value and the best possible result for the people of NSW with every project we plan, design and deliver,” he said.

    “Flexibility, innovation and experience are key to making sure all our projects are the best they can be.”

  • Tony DiMauro

    Tony DiMauro

    Director Corporate Services

    Tony has had an extensive career in financial services, treasury management, and investment and capital markets. His roles have spanned a range of investment banking and treasury operations management to portfolio and risk management roles with major Australian companies, international banks and community not-for-profits. In these roles he has led business transformation initiatives that delivered operational efficiencies and tangible cost savings.

    As an advocate of good corporate governance, Tony has led the development, implementation and delivery of robust operational systems, and risk management and regulatory compliance frameworks in recent years. He has also worked with Boards and Chief Executives to develop and implement strategies that drive innovation.

    “Sound business practices are the key to success no matter what your field,” he said.

    “At Health Infrastructure, I get a real kick out of taking care of business – literally – so our talented and dedicated project directors and our other staff can get on with the important job of ensuring NSW has the best public health facilities we can deliver.”

    Tony holds tertiary qualifications in science, finance, accountancy and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Elsie Choy

    Elsie Choy

    General Manager Business Strategy

    Elsie Choy has substantial experiences in utility regulation, strategic policy development, government reforms, business cases, economic and financial advice. She strives to explore and develop approaches that support evidence based decision making. She has led economic, financial and commercial analysis underpinning a diverse range of successful projects, including major regulatory pricing reviews, energy reforms and public private partnership projects.

    Elsie has also extensive experience in cost benefit analysis. In consultation with NSW Treasury, she has led the development of a method for health benefits assessment in the economic appraisal of capital investment.

    Elsie holds an Honours degree in Economics and Accounting, a post-graduate diploma in public administration and a Master of Business Administration.  She is a fellow member of the Certified Practicing Accountants Australia.

  • David Ballantyne

    David Ballantyne

    Executive Director Planning & Solutions

    David is a strategic organisational leader who is passionate about the health sector and motivated in delivering outstanding outcomes for the industry. With a development background grounded in the health, rail and aviation sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom; David has extensive ability to work collaboratively with complex teams and stakeholders. Seeking innovation and the growing use of technology across projects, David is excited about the opportunities for hospital developments across NSW.

    Since joining Health Infrastructure in 2008, David has held a variety of senior roles and been involved in the development of over $5billion in projects across NSW. From 2015-2016, David was the Programme Director leading the Westmead Redevelopment and instrumental in the collaboration of multiple precinct and government stakeholders across greater Parramatta.

    Outside of work, David is a family man and balances his time between supporting his wife in raising their family and his other passions of socialising with friends, university studies, watching sport and swimming.

  • Sally Friedlander

    Sally Friedlander

    Executive Director People & Performance

    Sally is an Organisational Design & Development professional which helps organisations, leaders and individuals to shape their business, people and teams to drive high performance using talented capability to create high performing effective organisations with a sustainable culture.

    Sally’s qualifications include a Bachelor in Vocational & Adult Education, Graduate in Change Management and Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management specialising in Organisational Development.  Sally holds accreditations in numerous psychometric and behavioural assessment tools for both people and organisations.

    Sally has worked in senior executive roles across private and government sector industries such as Westpac, Australian Stock Exchange, Boral, Qantas, and for the last 14 years predominantly in construction, engineering and infrastructure industries such as John Holland, Laing O’Rourke and now NSW Health Infrastructure.

    Sally has held National and Global roles allowing her to work across the Asia Pacific region such as Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Europe, based in London and working across the UK, Ireland, and Germany. Middle East and Scotland.

    Outside of work Sally enjoys staying fit, music, skiing and travelling.

  • Troy Harvey

    Troy Harvey

    Acting/Executive Director – Commercial

    With an extensive background in the development of projects across Government and Private sectors, Troy builds and leads collaborative teams dedicated to achieving outstanding project outcomes. With a diverse range of skills applicable to the design, development and delivery of complex projects, he has a wide-ranging experience across multiple built forms including education, commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

    Since joining Health Infrastructure in 2010, Troy has led the development of numerous projects including major redevelopments at Gosford, Lismore and Wollongong. He has detailed understanding of health service requirements and is able to translate complex service needs into quality built outcomes.

    Troy is passionate about the delivery of sustainably funded, world-class healthcare facilities and the potential to leverage capital investment in innovative ways. He has a keen interest in developing and producing solutions utilising advanced procurement and delivery methodologies.

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