Dr Sue Matthews
RN BA MHScN Wharton Fellow DPH
Dr Sue Matthews is the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Women’s Hospital. She is an experienced health service leader with more than 20 years of senior operational and strategic leadership in hospitals, community care and government.
Sue is an experienced health service leader and manager with more than 20 years of senior operational and strategic leadership in hospitals, community care and government. She has held a variety of positions from Staff Nurse, Educator, Manager, Director, and Provincial Chief Nursing Officer for Ontario and CEO of the Niagara Health System in Ontario, Canada
She sits on a number of Boards and advisory committees including the Victorian Family Violence Steering Committee, the Victorian Clinical Council, the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global and is the Chair of the Victorian Healthcare Association.
Sue holds an R.N Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies, a Master’s of Health Science Nursing, and a Doctorate in Public Health. She is also a Fellow of the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is appointed as Adjunct Professor at Trent University and Swinburne University.
Sue has won numerous awards including One of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award and most recently the Royal Women’s Hospital was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Health Service of the Year in 2016.