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100% Aussie owned and managed

What Sets Us Apart

  • We touch the lives of 35,000 people in care daily
  • We have access to 120,000 Healthcare professionals
  • 48 years 1972 - 2020
  • 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/VIC

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    Adam Hislop-Reynolds

    General Manager - NSW/QLD/VIC

    Adam is the General Manager of HCA NSW, Victoria 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 – Clinical Operations

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    Hammish Manning

    General Manager – Clinical Operations

    Hammish is a General Manager 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.

  • Andre Coia

    Andre Coia

    General Manager - Commercial

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    Andre Coia

    General Manager - Commercial

    In 2018 Andre was appointed the General Manager of Commercial for Healthcare Australia. He was previously the General Manager of Defence which provided a permanent multidisciplinary clinical workforce to Australian Defence Force primary healthcare centres. Andre 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.

  • Jeremy Kestenberg

    Jeremy Kestenberg

    General Manager - Allied Health

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    Jeremy Kestenberg

    General Manager - Allied Health

    Jeremy leads Australia’s leading mobile allied health workforce of over 700 healthcare professionals that includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech pathologists, and podiatrists.

    Back in 2010, Jeremy founded Revita at the age of 24, working as its first physiotherapist. With an increased demand for its services and a strong workforce culture, Jeremy has led Revita through significant growth that includes being acquired by Healthcare Australia in 2017. Since then, Jeremy has led the acquisitions and integrations of Wellness and Lifestyles (2019) and Positive Rehab (2019).

    Jeremy is a strong voice for allied health and aged care in the industry, and sits on various committees and boards. In addition to healthcare industry knowledge, Jeremy brings innovation and strategic leadership to the role.

  • Russell Shewan

    Russell Shewan

    General Manager - NDIS

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    Russell Shewan

    General Manager - NDIS

    Russell joined Healthcare Australia in 2019 as the General Manager of HCA Home (NDIS). Russell has over 20 years’ experience in Strategy, Business Development, Commercial Management, Marketing, Communications, Governance, Finance and Project Management. Russell is passionate about working with teams to deliver inspiring solutions for clients and driving organisation change through effective processes and the creative use of technology.

    Prior to joining HCA Russell held the position of Executive Director at one of Australia’s leading non-profit disability organisations.

    Russell’s strategic thinking, commercial acumen and technical fact-driven financial analysis has developed across Human Services, Government, Manufacturing, Logistics, communications, retail, eCommerce, and Financial Services.

    A combination of Board appointments, senior commercial, business development, operational and technology-based roles has provided Russell with the opportunity to manage every stage of commercial operations, organisation governance, opportunity development, projects and business transformation.

Our Recent Awards

  • Winner 2012/13 - SARA Awards
  • Bronze Medal 2017 - Recruiter of the Year
  • Winner 2017 - National Recruitment Company of the Year
  • Finalists 2017/18 - RCSA Candidate Care
  • Finalist 2018 - 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.