Marie Stopes Australia advances our mission, ‘children by choice,’ through our network of clinics – the largest provider of safe abortion and contraceptive services in the country. Through our clinics and not-for-profit pharmaceutical company, MS Health, we aim to ensure Australian women and men can meaningfully exercise their reproductive rights by providing a full range of high quality reproductive products and services.
Our executive team is made up of passionate and accomplished professionals, who bring expertise from medical, pharmaceutical, nursing, financial, legal operational and technical fields.
Ashley Hogarty, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Ashley has a track record of driving improved performance through effective business partnering, enhancing organisational processes and introducing innovative systems. He has national and international experience. Before joining MSA in 2020, Ashley was Director of Business Planning and Analysis for US biopharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb, supporting the development, operations and upcoming commercial launch of new cell therapy treatments and innovative medicines.
Cate Grindlay, Executive Director of Nursing and Clinical Services
Cate joined MSA in 2020 and has a background in nursing, midwifery, healthcare management and clinical quality and governance. Cate has held several board directorships including a current ministerial appointment to a Victorian public hospital board. Cate leads our clinical service delivery, chairs our Clinical Governance Committee, and is responsible for leading and supporting an organisational culture of multi-disciplinary team collaboration.
Clare O’Neill, Executive Director of People and Culture
Clare joined MSI Reproductive Choices in 2015 as Global Head of HR Operations based in the London Support Office. Clare transferred to MSA in 2019 to assist with our Change Management program. Following the completion of this program, she accepted a role as Executive Director of People and Culture. Her responsibilities include building our People and Culture infrastructure and developing a comprehensive education, development and training function, while also driving the People and Culture strategy and overseeing HR best practices across the organisation.
Eleonore Bridier, Executive Director of Strategy and Impact
With a background in international development and business strategy, Eleonore joined the organisation in 2015 as part of the marketing and communications team. Now the Executive Director of Strategy and Impact, Eleonore is responsible for developing and directing our business strategy and long-term impact in Australia, ensuring we can continue supporting access to real reproductive choices both here and abroad. She is an EMBA candidate with significant experience in social enterprise business development.
Dr Philip Goldstone, Executive Director of Medical Services, Medical Director
Philip joined MSA in 2005, where he first worked as a clinician in our Sydney clinics before being appointed to the role of Medical Director in 2010. Philip is one of Australia’s leading practitioners in abortion and contraception care. He played a key role in bringing medical abortion to Australia and has been published widely on the topic. Philip is responsible for ensuring we deliver safe and high-quality care that meets best practice standards and chairs our National Medical Advisory Committee.
Community of excellence
Bonney Corbin, Head of Policy
Bonney Corbin is an urban and regional planner with postgraduate qualifications in public policy and conflict resolution. Bonney supports public policy and legislative reform processes to increase healthcare access and equity. She has worked at the intersections of women’s rights, gender-based violence and the social determinants of health for the past 15 years’ in Australia, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. Her current board appointments include the Australian Women’s Health Network, Genetic Alliance Australia and Violence Prevention Australia.
Catriona Melville, Deputy Medical Director
Dr Catriona Melville is a specialist in sexual and reproductive health and has been providing client-centred reproductive health services for over 20 years. Catriona has spent much of her life working in the NHS in Scotland, pioneering integrated sexual and reproductive healthcare before relocating to Queensland in 2016. Catriona joined MSA in 2018 as a Senior Medical Officer and was appointed as Deputy Medical Director in 2019. Catriona is Queensland-based, providing both metro and regional abortion services. Her role also includes clinical research and education. She has participated in writing State-wide and National SRH guidance and has been published widely; this includes authoring Sexual & Reproductive Health at a Glance (Wiley-Blackwell).
Fiona Gerrard, Head of Risk and Safety
Fiona Gerrard is an experienced enterprise risk and safety professional with a diverse background spanning 35 years’ within the private health sector. Her career has encompassed leadership roles in nursing, healthcare administration, governance, risk, quality and safety systems, incident and emergency management. She also has extensive experience as an administrator and design solution architect for IT platforms supporting risk, incident, policy, and legislative compliance and audit systems to ensure robust governance processes and reporting.
Linda Marsden, Head of Clinical Support Services
Linda Marsden is an experienced senior leader with over 35 years’ experience in the public and private health sector. Linda has managed general ward departments in both public and private health, been a senior leader of sub-acute services and held director of nursing roles. She has also worked in quality and risk and project management. Linda has extensive experience in clinical model development and implementation, has led large clinical project operations and is an expert in change management.
Niko Carpentieri, Head of Information Systems, Technology and Project
Niko Carpentieri has over 15 years’ experience within the ICT and project management space. He has worked in various organisations within a diverse range of industries including legal, construction, retail, hospitality and healthcare. He is responsible for the management and improvement of information systems, implementation of our technology roadmap as well as project management in support of organisational change.