Carol has more than 30 years’ experience as a registered nurse, working in both public and private healthcare settings and has held management positions in Aged Care, Rehabilitation, Acute Care, Education, Quality Management Clinical Risk. Since 2006, Carol has held senior management positions in Clinical, Education and Quality, which included Clinical Risk Management with Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA) in Adelaide at both hospital and state levels. In 2013, Carol took on a national role in Quality Management – Patient Centred Care and in 2020 as Director of Clinical Risk with Healthscope. During the recent pandemic Carol also took on the lead role of National Infection Control.
Throughout her career, Carol has been actively involved in clinical education and quality systems and has served on a number of committees including on the Nurses Board of SA, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards State Advisory and Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Partnering with Consumers. She has also held the role of Clinical Title Holder with the University of Adelaide and Adjunct Lecturer with the University of South Australia. Carol is a current assessor with Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and a member of the American Society for Health Care Risk Management.
Carol has been a supporter of Cancer Council SA for a number of years as a Registered Nurse, Ambassador and fundraiser for Ride for a reason, which she has been a part of since its inception and continues to support today. Coming from a healthcare background, Carol has spent many years caring for those impacted by cancer, including her family and friends. She is passionate about leading Cancer Council SA’s quality, risk and safety management systems to support South Australians impacted by cancer today, and for generations to come.