Ms Eileen Hannagan

Ms Eileen Hannagan became the Chief Executive Officer of Bendigo Health in October 2023. She was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a hospital solely dedicated to treating and researching cancer. She has 35 years of healthcare experience and more than 20 years as a senior executive. Eileen brings strong healthcare knowledge and sound commercial acumen to the Board, along with ethical and values-based decision making.

Eileen studied commerce and health administration and holds a Senior Executive MBA. She previously held the position of Executive Director at Epworth Hospital, one of Australia’s largest private hospitals. During her tenure at Epworth, Eileen managed operations and strategy during an ongoing $700M major redevelopment of the site and commissioned several new service areas. Prior to that she was Chief Operating Officer at St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Mercy Private Hospital.

The history of The Bays drew Eileen to the Board. She appreciates being able to contribute to an organisation keeping a hospital and aged care service local, not-for-profit, and managed for the benefit of the community.