Executive Team Profiles

Health Infrastructure has built up a reputation as an innovative, collaborative and high-performing organisation.

Our structure is based on the principals of integration: it takes a diverse range of skills and a complex process of collaboration to deliver the Government’s vision for health in NSW.

That’s why we are experts in health planning, architecture, engineering, building, town planning, construction, surveying, assets, transitioning and commissioning, communications and change management.

With over 90 projects underway across NSW, now is the time for passionate, skilled and committed people to join the team.

See below to meet our executive leadership team: the professionals responsible for ensuring that we are up to the task of delivering the country’s largest portfolio of health capital works.  

You can also meet more of the team and read about their achievements over on our Linkedin page.
  • 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.

  • Rebecca Wark

    Rebecca Wark

    Executive Director, Rural & Regional

    Rebecca has developed her career leading major infrastructure projects through roles across the public and private sectors. Her design training in Landscape Architecture has been complemented by post graduate studies in Project Management and on-the-ground experience in health, justice, education, residential and environmental sectors.
    Rebecca says, ‘I am proud of my collaborative approach and can-do attitude’.
    Rebecca joined HI in 2008 during its first year of establishment and has progressed through various senior roles across the complete project life cycle. She is dedicated to the provision of relevant, contemporary health care facilities and has a passion for equitable access to services in rural and regional locations. Rebecca’s first public sector experience was in the planning and delivery of venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
    Her major project roles have included leading teams for Sydney Showground relocation to Homebush Bay, development of the OIympic Media Village, Nth Coast and New England schools for Building the Education Revolution, Western Sydney Hailstorm taskforce, courthouse and police station projects. 
    Outside of work Rebecca has an active young family, lives on the North Coast and is a patrolling member of local surf lifesaving club.

  • Troy Harvey

    Troy Harvey

    Executive Director, Northern Region

    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.

  • Bruno Zinghini

    Bruno Zinghini

    Executive Director, Western Region

    In a career spanning over 30 years, Bruno has worked closely with multiple public sector agencies to deliver public infrastructure for NSW that we can all be proud of as a community.  Bruno’s client and community focused approach enables him to lead multi-disciplinary teams collaboratively, to deliver the project benefits expected by our stakeholders.   Joining Health Infrastructure from its beginnings, Bruno has led multiple complex major health facility redevelopments in partnership with LHD stakeholders, and has acquired an in-depth knowledge of our health service requirements, and a focus on fostering and growing a strong team environment.

    Leading projects with a ‘whole of facility’ approach, Bruno believes that the key fundamentals of a project are determined with understanding of the service needs, and the agreement of fundament requirements in the early briefing and planning stages.  Communicating a clear message in the early stages sets up the framework of benefits and that flow thought each of the project phase, to deliver the agreed requirements.   Bruno finds it immensely rewarding to stand in an operational health facility, looking around to see how the combined contribution of the project stakeholders has provided a positive impact on individuals, the environment and, local communities”.

    Amongst other academic achievements, Bruno is a graduate of the Sydney University John Grill - Executive Leadership in Major Projects.

    Bruno has a very keen interest in travelling, with a goal to allow his children to experience as many cultures and customs as possible, which in a broader context has given his family a strong appreciation of home.

  • David Ballantyne

    David Ballantyne

    Executive Director, Development & Innovation

    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.

  • Richard Zanner

    Richard Zanner

    Executive Director, Asset Management

    Richard’s experience spans the planning, financing, construction and whole-of-life management of engineered assets and their environments. He is particularly passionate about the Healthcare sector. At Health Infrastructure it's about facilitating the development of world-class infrastructure, but also the preservation of these important assets to ensure the continuity of critical services for generations to come.
    Prior to joining Health Infrastructure in 2017, Richard’s career spanned several, senior leadership roles in private and public sector institutions, international business units and the execution of major capital and non-capital programs. Additionally, he has extensive, hands-on experience in delivering and operating a wide range of complex projects both, brownfield and greenfield, including smaller augmentations through to major Public Private Partnership (PPP) capital programs. Industry sectors include Mining services, Petrochemical, Social Infrastructure (Education, Health, Justice) and Economic Infrastructure (Transport), Real Estate, Hospitality and Water filtration.
    Richard has lived and worked across urban, regional and remote locations of Australia. His roles abroad include the management of complex, post-war infrastructure rehabilitation programs and the development of disaster risk mitigation strategies in developing country contexts.
    Richard has a diverse range of qualifications in Business, Science, Engineering and Information Systems. He holds a PhD from Monash University in Knowledge Management.
    Outside of work, Richard enjoys research, cycling, travel and time with family.

  • 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.

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