Umesh Goel, chief finance officer
Favourite food? Home-cooked Indian curries and stone-baked pizza Cats or dogs? I don’t have either. But I have a liking for both dogs and cats. Do you live in Ipswich? No, I live in Indooroopilly – but I am looking forward to getting to know the city, and the West Moreton community, much better.
Work background? I have more than 25 years’ experience managing financial, commercial and infrastructure services within large organisations. I was Chief Financial Officer in my previous role within the natural resources and mining sector at Hancock Coal from 2012. Why health? I want to give back to the community after having a rewarding career within the natural resources and mining sector. This is my opportunity to make a difference, delivering outstanding healthcare to the people of the West Moreton district by using emerging technology to increase access to care, streamline the patient journey and improve health literacy.
What do you think is the biggest challenge relating to your new role? Part of my new role includes managing a $554.6 million budget while ensuring the Health Service’s operational and financial sustainability. A huge focus for me will be working through how to drive healthcare change and innovation in West Moreton, and deploying contemporary technologies to best meet the needs of this rapidly expanding community.
Umesh Goel, Chief Finance Officer, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.