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Chief Executive Officer: Westmead Hospital Foundation

Organisation : Westmead Hospital Foundation via People for Purpose

Location : Sydney (Westmead)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Westmead Hospital Foundation via People for Purpose

Westmead Hospital is the principal referral hospital for Western Sydney. Based within the Westmead Health Precinct - one of Australia’s largest health, education, research and training precincts – the Hospital is nationally renowned for the comprehensive, highly specialised and complex health services it provides to the local and broader community. The Westmead Hospital Foundation is the principal charity and fundraising arm for Westmead Hospital.

Established in 1990, the Foundation has grown over the last 30 years in service of the charitable needs of Westmead Hospital and the community it serves. The Foundation’s purpose is to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of diseases in human beings through healthcare, with a focus on those receiving services, treatment or other care at Westmead Hospital.

About the role

With a new legal structure, a new name and new board, the Westmead Hospital Foundation is well poised for a new chapter of impact and growth.  As CEO, you will use your exceptional leadership skills to set and implement the vision and strategy for the Foundation, to ensure the Hospital and the community more broadly receive the support they need.
Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The ability to inspire and motivate a small team and work with a capable board.
  • Exemplary, best practice fundraising experience to build and drive an agenda of growth and sustainability and a track record of achieving aspirational targets.
  • The ability to engage and influence a broad stakeholder group within Westmead Hospital, the Westmead Health Precinct, the Western Sydney Local Health District and the Greater Western Sydney Community more broadly.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A leadership style that enhances a strong team culture, creates role clarity and accountability for the team, whilst nurturing the autonomy required for innovation.
  • Executive experience with the skill and capability to ensure financial and operational effectiveness.
  • A collaborative, creative approach.

How to apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Westmead Hospital Foundation to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the position description located on the People for Purpose Website under Executive Search at and review the Westmead Hospital Foundation website at

Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Westmead Hospital Foundation and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 6 February 2022.


Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer: Westmead Hospital Foundation via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy

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