Our Team

Our leadership team and senior management

Ginny Ford

Hospital Manager

Ginny joined Shore Surgery Specialist Day Hospital in 2006, as a Registered Nurse in the Recovery Room, before her appointment to Hospital Manager in 2008. Ginny achieved an undergraduate degree from the University of Canterbury, and then set off to see the world; mostly by crewing and running ocean going racing and cruising yachts, or by seasons spent skiing magical snowy slopes.

Her Diploma in Nursing from the Auckland Technical Institute led to work in the surgical wards of Auckland Hospital, involvement in Sir Peter Blake’s Whitbread Round the World challenges and thence to 15 years in the Private Healthcare sector in a busy surgical hospital. Ginny has a Graduate Diploma in Management (Health Sciences) from the Auckland University of Technology.

Ginny leads a team of highly qualified senior nurses, with experience in Theatre or Recovery, each of whom is confident of their assessment and decision-making skills. This fosters a close trust relationship between the Specialist Medical personnel and the nursing staff. Staff turnover is extremely low and morale is high.

Sharlene Bergin

Administration Manager

Sharlene joined Shore Surgery early 2022, after 15 years in the IT Distribution industry. Sharlene comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Customer Services, Administration, Systems and People Management. Prior to the IT industry Sharlene has been involved in Direct Marketing, Call Centre, Project Management, Teleco sectors.

Her passion for people and sound business background lends itself to leading our Shore Surgery Reception Teams.

Adrianne Pearce

Surgical Team Leader

Adrianne joined Shore Surgery in 2008, she worked in all 4 department, endoscopy, recovery and CSSD with the majority of time spent in the ophthalmic theatre. Five years later she began her new role as Surgical Team Leader.
In search of a new challenge and a better life for herself and 3 children Adrianne graduated with Bachelor of Health Science in 2003.
Relaxing while out on the water fishing is one of her favourite hobbies, she also enjoys gardening and spending time with family.

Kerry Harriman

CSSD and Infection Control Team Leader

Kerry has been with Shore Surgery since 2007 in the role of CSSD and Infection Control Team Leader. She has had a varied nursing career after graduating as a Registered General and Obstetrics Nurse in 1984. She went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Advance Nursing Practice and a Certificate of Sterilising Technology.

Ingrid Goodenough

Endoscopy Team Leader

Ingrid is a New Zealand trained Registered Comprehensive Nurse and has worked in the Perioperative field for over 30 years. She is one of the original staff members of Shore Surgery who began in 1998 when the unit opened. Ingrid has worked in a variety of roles including having been the Team Leader of the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit and more lately of the Endoscopy Theatre. It is important to Ingrid to have a balance in her work life with other activities and to that end she is a keen hiker and has developed an interest in scenic photography with a special love of sunrises.

Our Evolution leadership team

Sue Channon

Chief Executive Officer

Sue Channon is an established healthcare industry leader with a well-earned reputation for delivering business excellence and growth. Before her appointment to CEO Evolution Healthcare in April 2020, Sue spent more than 20 years in chief executive roles. She most recently was Group Chief Executive at Virtus Health (Virtus), Australia’s leading provider of assisted reproductive services. Sue joined Virtus as Chief Executive in 2004 and lead the growth of Virtus during private ownership, Australian expansion and a successful listing on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) which saw Virtus become the first publicly listed fertility business globally, followed by accelerated international expansion.

Sue’s track record of establishing and growing new services and attracting and retaining doctors is well known, underpinned by her deep clinical knowledge, particularly within fertility, hospitals and diagnostic services. Sue has a reputation as a decisive and impactful leader whose style is collaborative as she supports her team to deliver improvements in operational performance and business growth.

Stephen Johnston

Chief Operations Officer

Stephen Johnston has held senior management positions in various Australian Healthcare organisations over the past 20 years. Prior to joining Evolution Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer in September 2019, Stephen was a Director at Sydney Adventist Hospital, this position saw him lead a multidisciplinary team in building and developing the supporting staff and infrastructure of one of Australia’s largest Private Hospitals.

During Stephen’s five years with Evolution Healthcare, Stephen has transitioned from the General Manager/DON of Waratah Private Hospital in NSW. Under his direction he commissioned the Rehabilitation Centre at Waratah Hospital including a modern gym and hydrotherapy pool with growth in both inpatient and day rehabilitation services developing the Hospital into its future as the centre for rehabilitation excellence in South/West Sydney.

Ben Thynne

Director

Over the past fifteen years, Ben Thynne has gained significant experience in acquiring, redeveloping and managing private hospitals with a focus of delivering excellence in healthcare. Prior to founding Evolution in 2011, Ben was the Founder and Managing Director of Healthe Care Australia. Under Ben’s management, Healthe Care became Australia’s largest privately-owned network of private hospitals. For several years Ben was a director of the Australian Private Hospitals Association. Ben’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment. He has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Richard Grenfell

Medical Director / Director

With over 35 years as a specialist Anaesthetist, Richard Grenfell founded Boulcott Hospital in Wellington, serving as founding Chairman and CEO. He has been intimately involved in the operational management whilst elevating the medical and surgical capability of the hospital since its inception. Richard stepped down from his role as Chairman in 2005 and as Managing Director in June 2015. He was a Director of Wakefield Hospital from 1989 to 1997 and is currently the Medical Director and a Director of Evolution Healthcare.

Dr Jonathan Coleman

Non-Executive Director

Dr Jonathan Coleman is a former Minister of Health who served nine years as a Cabinet Minister across a range of portfolios. After leaving politics, Jonathan was CEO of Acurity Health Group, now Evolution Healthcare, before joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Jonathan holds a medical degree from Auckland University, and his MBA from London Business School.

Matthew Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Clarke brings extensive experience providing strategic financial leadership across a portfolio of businesses with over 20 years of experience in finance and commercial management roles across the services and resources sectors. Returning to New Zealand in 2019 after 15 years spent mostly in the UK and Australia, Matthew has previously held senior finance positions with global quality assurance provider Intertek Group, including Group Treasurer in London and most recently Regional CFO based in Sydney.

Alongside our Directors and Senior Management, we have our incredible staff and specialists working with us at Shore Surgery Hospital. 

Shore Surgery Hospital is part of Evolution Healthcare