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Who We Are

Healthcare Australia ‘HCA’ is a specialist healthcare staffing and workforce management company, providing agency staffing recruitment services, workforce management solutions, vocational training and continuing professional development courses. We are proud to play an active role in our nation’s health and wellbeing as we touch the lives of over 35,000 Aussies every day.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • We touch the lives of 35,000 people in care daily
  • We have access to 120,000 Healthcare professionals
  • 45 years 1972 - 2017
  • We receive more than 2,7000 monthly job applicants
  • A national footprint with 16 offices

How We Lead

  • Jason Cartwright

    Jason Cartwright

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Jason Cartwright

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jason has been CEO of HCA since early 2013. During that time, Jason and his team have returned HCA to positive growth and entered new markets.

    Jason joined HCA with over 23 years’ experience in the Workforce and Staffing Industry sector. Prior to HCA Jason was a Board Director with global staffing giant Randstad. He had divisional responsibility for the healthcare staffing division alongside a number of other large recruitment divisions across Australia and New Zealand.

    Jason has enjoyed a global career, with roles across the UK, Ireland, Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. His experience spans operational management, sales, account management, corporate management and executive leadership. He has led companies through mergers, acquisitions, integrations and major transformation. He originally commenced his career with KPMG in Accounting and Finance.

    HCA has sustained 64% CAGR in four years under Jason’s leadership.

  • Rick Taylor

    Rick Taylor

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Rick Taylor

    Chief Financial Officer

    Rick is the CFO and Director of HCA, a position he has held since 2013. During that time he has been instrumental in leading business initiatives that have returned the company to positive growth, alongside HCA’s CEO.

    Rick is a JP, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the AICD. For 12 years until December 2015 he held the position of Chairman at the National Centre for Childhood Grief, a national not for profit organisation, where he remains a Director.

    Rick brings a strong entrepreneurial style to his leadership, backed by an ability to set and deliver strategic direction, while maintaining a culture of strong compliance.

    Prior to taking up the role at HCA, Rick was CFO for one of the largest global staffing and recruitment providers. In that role he was responsible for delivering financial transformation of the company through a combination of strong cash management, sound financial management and smart information management.

  • Adam Hislop-Reynolds

    Adam Hislop-Reynolds

    General Manager - NSW/QLD

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    Adam Hislop-Reynolds

    General Manager - NSW/QLD

    Adam is the General Manager of HCA NSW and Queensland. Prior to joining HCA Adam worked for more than eight years in healthcare staffing services.

    He has held various Senior Management and Board level positions over the past 12 years, and has a wealth of HR and Staffing services experience across the Industrial, Commercial, Executive and Healthcare sectors.

    Adam’s experience includes, managing his own HR/Recruitment business, small multi branch start-ups, through to large multi nationals. During this time he has been successful in winning and
    on-boarding a number of multi-million dollar contracts within the public and private sectors and large scale international recruitment projects.

  • Celia Beinke

    Celia Beinke

    General Manager SA

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    Celia Beinke

    General Manager SA

    Celia is the General Manager of HCA South Australia. She is a Registered Nurse with 10 years of clinical experience, specialising in theatre. Prior to taking up the position as General Manager at HCA Celia worked in various healthcare management roles, including Nursing Agency Manager, Client Services Manager and Medical Sales Executive.

    In her role as General Manager she is responsible for the delivery of healthcare services throughout South Australia. Celia has 50 full-time staff within her organisation, which includes HCA’s Finance and IT teams.

    She has managed large contracts within South Australia including SA Health, Healthscope, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, and numerous other private sector and aged care clients.

  • Hammish Manning

    Hammish Manning

    General Manager - VIC

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    Hammish Manning

    General Manager - VIC

    Hammish is the General Manager of HCA Victoria, as well as being responsible for the Clinical Governance portfolio and Clinical Advisor to the Executive Team. Hammish has a Bachelor of Nursing and postgraduate qualifications in Critical Care.

    Hammish joined HCA as Nurse Development Manager after extensive Nursing Director and leaderships roles with Melbourne Private Hospital, Northern and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. He is a senior manager with proven commercial success in both the corporate and healthcare sectors.

    Hammish’s diverse experience covers a broad range of speciality areas including change management and innovation, human resource management, clinical excellence, business transformation and best practice process development and compliance.

  • Stuart Webster

    Stuart Webster

    General Manager - WA/Rural & Remote

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    Stuart Webster

    General Manager - WA/Rural & Remote

    Stuart is the General Manager for HCA WA and Rural & Remote Nursing. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Management and Marketing) and has extensive experience in the delivery of change management programs, designing business solutions and business continuity planning to improve service levels and delivery outcomes for clients.

    Prior to joining HCA Stuart held the position of Regional Manager, WA and SA, for a global recruitment organisation. He also held the position of Managing Director for his own company specialising in all aspects of temporary, contract and permanent recruitment.

    He has managed major contracts including the recruitment of over 1,200 permanent and contract personnel for the Federal government. This included a highly structured assessment and selection process for each candidate and full credentialing.

  • Ashley Steel

    Ashley Steel

    General Manager - Community Care

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    Ashley Steel

    General Manager - Community Care

    Ashley is the General Manager of HCA Home’s disability services and community care staffing businesseswhich provides in-home support and disability support services to non-government organisations and direct to consumers as well temporary staffing services to the wider community care industry.

    Prior to joining HCA Ashley worked in senior management roles in healthcare recruitment, including General Manager, Operations Manager and Contracts Manager, as well as leading the Randstad Care business throughout Australia as the Operations Director for the Disability, Aged Care and Nursing recruitment divisions. Ashley has managed major national contracts and was responsible for the transition of the Care division from Randstad in May 2015, when HCA acquired Randstad Care.

    In 2016, Ashley lead the team in the introduction of disability support services under the NDIS into HCA’s business. He brings a broad range of experience and expertise to the role, including human resource management, financial performance, compliance, account management, new business strategy and business intelligence.

    Ashley holds a Masters of Business and focuses on quality and sustainability of supply of disability and temporary staffing services at HCA. Additionally, Ashley is responsible for the delivery of the company’s sales, bids and tenders team including contract management for the wider HCA business.

  • Peter Treacy

    Peter Treacy

    General Manager - Allied Health

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    Peter Treacy

    General Manager - Allied Health

    Peter is the General Manager of HCA’s Allied Health division. He holds an Associate Diploma in Therapeutic Radiography and a Diploma in Radiation Therapy. Peter is responsible for setting and achieving strategic direction for one of HCA’s newly established divisions and promoting a collaborative team culture to deliver Allied Health’s operational plans.

    He has over 30 years’ experience as a Senior Executive and Clinical Manager in public and private hospitals across Queensland and NSW. In previous roles he has been responsible for providing management reporting and performance analysis, including regular monitoring, reviewing and reporting KPIs to ensure efficient utilisation of clinical and administrative processes, as well as human resources.

    Peter also brings extensive recruitment experience to the role, having convened numerous panels to recruit Allied Health professionals from many different disciplines, including speech therapists, senior clinical managers, scientific officers and hospital executives. He has convened well over 100 interview panels in the healthcare system.

  • Andre Coia

    Andre Coia

    General Manager - Defence

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    Andre Coia

    General Manager - Defence

    Andre is the General Manager for HCA Defence, which provides a permanent multidisciplinary clinical workforce to Australian Defence Force primary healthcare centres. He holds an MBA, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andre also holds further tertiary qualifications in Business, Management and Heath Sciences.

    Andre has more than 25 years’ experience in executive and operations leadership management roles within government, statutory authorities, private and NFP sectors. Andre was part of the global leadership team for a NYSE listed company, as well as a member of several state-based ministerial advisory groups in health and emergency management sectors.

    In addition to his detailed knowledge of the healthcare industry, Andre brings exceptional operational leadership to the role and he has successfully led large scale Defence contracts over the last seven years.

  • Craig McGrath

    Craig McGrath

    General Manager - EmployEase

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    Craig McGrath

    General Manager - EmployEase

    Craig is the General Manager of the Healthcare Australia RTO business, EmployEase Training. EmployEase provides nationally accredited training specialising in Health and Community Services Training packages. Craig is responsible for expanding our RTO nationally and increasing its scope of delivery. Craig will integrate EmployEase into the HCA group, providing an employment pathway for EmployEase graduates into HCA, as well as providing training opportunities for HCA staff.

    Craig has over 30 years experience in the Corporate Sector and over 20 years experience as a General Manager.

    He has previously run national RTO’s training students in Nursing, Community Services, Allied Health & Care. He has also managed a Nursing Agency – servicing clients such as Ramsay, Healthscope, Regis, Opal & Allity.
    He has a deep understanding of the Training & Healthcare recruitment sectors.

    Prior to the Staffing & Education industries, Craig was the State General Manager for SIMS Metal & held a number of state head roles in WA, VIC/TAS, & SA/NT. In these roles Craig has had full P &L responsibility for business units with turnovers of over $150M & over 150 staff.

    Craig initially started his career as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young – then going on to spend 13 years in Senior Accounting roles in Large Corporates such as Toyota & Spicers Paper.
    He holds a Degree in Accounting from University of Melbourne and CPA Qualification.

    Craig was also an accomplished AFL Footballer, playing for Fitzroy (later to become Brisbane) 1983 – 1989 and then the West Coast Eagles 1990-1991.

Our Recent Awards

  • Winner of SARA Awards
  • Bronze Medal - Recruiter of the Year
  • National Recruitment Company of the Year Winner
  • Winner 2014 - SA Interactive Media Excellence Awards
  • Finalist - SARA Awards

Our History

In 1972, Healthcare Australia was founded under the name Malvern Nursing Agency, a small Healthcare Agency based out of Melbourne. Over a long tenure of 45 years, many strategic acquisitions and continuous organic growth, we are Australia’s leading healthcare workforce solutions provider.

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HCA Proudly Supports Many Charities

  • beyondblue is a national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, providing resources for recovery, management and resilience.
  • Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
  • Our Nurses support Canteen by volunteering their time to help sick children.
  • The San Foundation is committed to supporting the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the provision of world class medical care to its patients.
  • The Epworth Medical Foundation is committed to provide Epworth Healthcare's patients with the best possible facilities, equipment, surgical expertise and access to research.