Peel Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Meet the Executive Team

Karol Edge

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Karol Edge

PHC A/Chief Executive Officer, Karol Edge, has more than two decades of nursing experience in Australia and abroad. Karol has worked across the public and private sectors in management roles, and also in delivering direct patient care. Between May 2018 and March 2022, Karol was the Director of Clinical Services with executive responsibility for nursing, midwifery and allied health, which makes up almost 540 staff. Karol comes with a very strong clinical governance background, both from her previous experience in the United Kingdom, and more recently from the private sector in Perth. Karol is a passionate advocate for safe patient centred care and this is the focus for her leadership of the clinical services teams.

Renee Durrant

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Renee Durant

Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Renee Durrant, is an experienced and valued member of the PHC Executive team. Renee was previously the Chief Financial Officer at PHC (between 2008 and 2012). After a stint in the resources sector she returned to PHC in 2015 in her current capacity. Renee has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Chartered Public Accountant and has a Masters in Construction Law. She is also a trained mediator and is passionate about customer service and reducing the volume of waste in the hospital. Renee is responsible for the finance, administration, engineering, catering, medical records, clinical coding, security, catering, hotel services and supply departments at the hospital. It is a busy and varied role but she has wonderful managers and staff and thrives on the challenges she is faced with every day.

 John Maxwell

Director of Medical Services

Dr John Maxwell

Dr John Maxwell is an Emergency and Acute Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience in both the public and private sectors. John is a respected and experienced medical leader and prior to his appointment at Peel Health Campus, was the Divisional Chair for Unscheduled Care in one of the largest integrated health and social care trusts in the UK. He has initiated, led and delivered on a variety of change and improvement projects in healthcare, including a national review of Urgent and Emergency Care in Northern Ireland. John previously worked at Peel Health Campus as an Emergency Physician from 2013 until 2014 and is excited to be back again. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh with a Master’s degree in Medical Leadership and an EMBA from Warwick Business School. John is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of patient centred care through excellence in leadership.