Meet Our Board
Westmead Hospital Foundation is governed and supported by a Board of Directors
who share a common aim of providing the very best in health care for the people of Western Sydney and beyond.
BComm(Finance)/Laws LLB, Principal, Park & Hills Lawyers, Member of the UNSW Alumni & Engagement Committe
James has had a career in law for over 20 years, first starting in private practice in firms like DLA Piper, Gilbert + Tobin and K&L Gates. He then moved in-house in 2010, working in banking at NAB and Rabobank as a Senior Legal Counsel. In 2017 he was appointed Head of Legal at TEG, a live entertainment group overlooking Ticketek. James was then appointed as General Councel at a fintech start-up whilst also being appointed Foundation Secretary. In 2021, he opened Park & Hills, a commercial law firm based out of Oran Park.
A multi-award winning lawyer, James was a recipient of the 2014 UNSW Young Alumni of the Year Award, a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Sports & Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021, being listed on the In-house Leaders List of Australasian Lawyers Magazine in 2019 and 2021 and the Legal 500 GC Powerlist in 2019.
Professor Jeremy Chapman
MB BChir, MD, FRACMA (Hon), FRACP, FRCP, FAHMS
As past President of The Transplantation Society and World Marrow Donor Association, his interests include medical research, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation.
He has been president of international professional societies and acted as an adviser to the World Health Organisation. He currently devotes time to Westmead Hospital through the Foundation and the Westmead Research Hub.
Professor Chapman has been awarded the following honours:
- Australia 2003 Medal of the Order of Australia, OAM
- Spain 2010 Asturias Award for International Cooperation
- Mongolia 2018 Medal of the Polar Star
- Australia 2015 Companion of the Order of Australia, AC
MBA, MIS (Hons), BComm (BIS)
Combining a career spanning over 20 years with strong academic credentials, Syed has deep experience in synthesizing business outcomes through the technologies that enable them. He has worked across global corporate enterprises to early-stage start-ups, delivering innovative digital experiences as well as mission-critical enterprise IT systems.
Syed holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Information Systems, a Master of Information Systems (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence, and an MBA from AGSM, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Innowell. He has previously worked across technology management, strategy and advisory roles across a range of organisations including RACV, Bupa, ThoughtWorks, Servcorp, Perpetual and Avanade. Furthermore, Syed advises early-stage tech start-ups, mentors start-up founders and helps as a judge in start-up competitions. He is a recognised conference speaker and contributes regularly to technology publications.
Adjunct A/Professor, UWS RN, Coronary Care Certificate, BHSc, MHSM, EMPA, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Carol is an experienced health care professional, having held senior management roles in the public health care sector in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Carol also is an Australian Council Healthcare Standards Assessor and has interests in clinical governance, patient safety, leadership, and management.
For her contribution to Health Services, Carol has been awarded the Public Service Medal in 2022.
General Manager, Western Sydney Local Health District
Jenelle is passionate about ensuring there is a responsive, effective and quality based approach to service delivery. She brings a strong commitment to safety, quality and staff engagement and looks forward to continuing to serve the people of Western Sydney.