Our leadership

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.

Executive team

Jamal Hakim, Managing Director
Jamal joined MSA in 2013 and led operational aspects of the organisation as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer in 2017 before being appointed as Managing Director in 2019. Having worked in complex environments throughout his career, Jamal aims to balance culture, commercial sustainability and mission. He currently holds several board appointments, including MS Health Pty Ltd, Marie Stopes PNG and Democracy in Colour. In 2020, Jamal was elected as a Councillor for the City of Melbourne. Jamal is the delegated authority from the MSI Reproductive Choices board in Australia and is responsible for leading the organisation locally, ensuring we deliver on our mission and vision in Australia.

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.

Manisha Soosaipillai, Executive Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Manisha is our new Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services and is responsible for delivering financial governance and procurement outcomes, commercial sustainability, and technology services to enable operational growth and effectiveness. She has had a varied career in Mental Health, State Government and other private industries and holds an MBA and CPA. Manisha is also the current Board Treasurer of Women’s Liberation Halfway House and is passionate about support for women and community organisations.


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


Anna Jabour, Head of Public Affairs

Anna Jabour has worked across media and policy for the last decade, in state and federal governments and industry associations. She is focussed on strengthening women’s rights and improving access and care for women who need health services, in both public and private settings. At Marie Stopes Australia, she is responsible for the organisation’s strategic and corporate communications as well as stakeholder engagement. Anna holds a Bachelor of Justice from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and is originally from Grafton, New South Wales.
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Bonney Corbin, Head of Policy

Bonney Corbin is an urban planner with postgraduate qualifications in gender and public policy. She supports public policy and legislative reforms to increase health access and equity. Bonney has worked at the intersections of human rights, gender-based violence and determinants of health for the past 15 years in various parts of Asia, Australia, Europe and the South Pacific. She is the current Chair of the Austrian Women’s Health Network and a board member at Genetic Alliance 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.


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.

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Sophie Keramidopoulos, Head of Counselling and National Support Centre
Sophie has postgraduate qualifications in counselling and skills in facilitation. Sophie has been working in the family and relationships and sexual and reproductive health sector for 10+ years and has managed the counselling service since 2017.

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