Our Executive Team
The Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
“The GPEx team has created an organisation of which to be proud. We are united in our commitment and dedication to GP training in South Australia and the work of our team is first class.”
Stephanie is an experienced leader, CEO and non-executive director. She has close to 20 years of experience in the health sector, with most of those supporting general practice.
Stephanie has training in law, governance, science and change management and is experienced in strategy, operational management and business development.
She has held management and leadership positions with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), including bi-college projects with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), and with RTOs and SA Health.
Stephanie has deep experience in primary care, working with organisations that play a critical role in supporting and strengthening GPs to meet the health care needs of Australian communities.
She is passionate about working with organisations to improve lives and create positive social impact.
Dr Paul Dilena
Director Medical Education and Training
“GPEx invests in the selection, recruitment and continuing professional development of our Medical Educators. We have developed a strong reputation in our sector and we are regularly approached by GPs seeking these roles.”
Paul is responsible for the specialised education and expert training solutions that GPEx provides to GP registrars. He is a practising GP who has worked across metropolitan and rural South Australia.
Paul oversees GPEx’s team of medical educators, leading our organisation’s focus on training excellence and innovation that sets us apart in our field. He also provides leadership to medical educators nationally through additional governance roles.
Paul has a strong background in medical education and previously held the positions of Director of GP Training at Flinders Medical Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
He is a Quality Assurance examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, is completing a Masters in Clinical Education and holds postgraduate qualifications in Dermatology and Reproductive Health.
Director Support Services
“We’re building a stronger and healthier GP sector for South Australia”
Tim is responsible for the Support Services team that fulfils GPEx’s people and culture, finance, marketing and administrative functions.
He is an English-trained chartered accountant with a law degree and a background in corporate insolvency.
Prior to joining GPEx Tim worked in a range of professional services firms and as Chief Financial Officer for both local government and not-for-profit organisations.
His focus is to ensure the AGPT team is able to concentrate on its key role delivering specialised education and expert training.
Dr Simon Hay
Deputy Director Medical Education and Training
“I had a fantastic GP supervisor when I was a registrar in Scotland who was really supportive. He wanted me to be there, to teach me and to make me a good GP. At GPEx we’re making this difference on a grand scale, supporting our registrars to become the best GPs they can be.”
Simon works with registrars who need additional education support during their training. He develops and delivers workshops for registrars, supervisors and practice managers, and assists registrars to prepare for their exams.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Simon is a practising GP who spent 12 months working in Port Lincoln after completing his GP training.
He brings his experience in rural practice to his work at GPEx, leading the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM) specialist team that supports ACRRM registrars at GPEx.
Simon has also practised in outer metropolitan Adelaide and currently at the University of Adelaide health clinic, where he is also a GP supervisor.
Director Professional Development Programs
“I am passionate about challenging the status quo to build greater efficiencies in support of a sustainable future.”
As the Director of Professional Development Operations, Inge is focused on leading business growth initiatives aimed at positioning GPEx for future growth and long-term sustainability.
Prior to joining GPEx, Inge worked in executive leadership positions across diverse portfolios in Australia, the UK, and South Africa.
Inge has training in science and adult education, and is currently undertaking a MBA through UniSA.
She also has experience in training, operational strategy, governance, and business development.
Leah van Hemert
Chief Technology Officer
“We’re harnessing the power of technology to enable quality health education and training outcomes, making a difference to the lives of individuals and the community.”
As the Chief Technology Officer at GPEx, Leah manages and sets the technology strategy in alignment with GPEx’s vision, and leads her team in the management and delivery of IT systems and services.
Leah has extensive experience in the ICT and Digital spheres with broad experience across multiple industry sectors. She has over a decade’s experience in strategy and leading diverse teams in digital transformation, innovation, software development, service delivery, and project and change management.
Prior to joining GPEx, Leah held a number of senior roles, including Head of Strategic Delivery and Content for the Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria.
She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as holding a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science and a Diploma of Leadership and Management.
Director AGPT Program
“The GPEx AGPT team is dedicated to ensuring the smooth delivery of general practice training to develop our future GPs, so they can support the health and wellbeing of our urban, rural and remote South Australian communities.”
Helen is responsible for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) team that manages the delivery of the training program to GP registrars in South Australia, and ensures that practices, supervisors and registrars are well-supported. Having worked across all areas of the AGPT Program since joining GPEx in 2017, Helen’s knowledge of the program, and the health sector more broadly, is extensive.
Prior to joining GPEx, Helen worked in management roles for over 15 years with organisations delivering programs that supported general practice, and in particular, the rural South Australian GP workforce. She brings this experience, particularly the attraction of doctors into the GP speciality, support for International Medical Graduates, and the retention of GPs in rural SA, to her role at GPEx.