Executive Team


Michael Moore

Dr Michael Moore


Michael Moore trained as a GP, doing his internship at Hornsby Hospital, gained his FRACGP, and after some years in hospital administration took up the role of CEO at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Division of General Practice in 1992.

Michael oversaw Hornsby's merger with Ryde Division of General Practice, and moved across to Central Sydney in 2002. He then managed Central Sydney Division's amalgamation with Canterbury, and in 2012 organised the transition of the amalgamated organisation across to Inner West Sydney Medicare Local, becoming the Medicare Local's new CEO. In June 2015 he was successful in his application to become CEO of Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, which covers the regions previously covered by Eastern, South Eastern, and Inner West Sydney Medicare Locals.

Michael is passionate about optimising the contribution of primary and community based care to the health of our wider community, and has maintained an active presence in general practice throughout this time, hence his great sympathy for busy clinicians everywhere.

Mariam Faraj

Mariam Faraj

General Manager, Clinical Services
BSocSc, GradDipEd, DipMgt

Mariam Faraj is the General Manager of Clinical Services for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. Mariam has a background in Social Science and Policy, Education and Management with more than 20 years' experience in primary and mental health care. Her work has included the planning, co-design, implementation and management of numerous primary and mental health services and programs.

Mariam's strategic leadership, ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders, comprehensive understanding of health and deep caring nature has seen her champion innovative models of care that improve the health outcomes of our community.

About Clinical Services: The Clinical Services stream is responsible for CESPHN's additional schedules that address national health priorities with a focus on commissioning services gaps in the region. This stream addresses priorities such as mental health, drug and alcohol, after hours and Aboriginal health.

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Brendan Goodger

General Manager, Primary Care Improvement
BSW(Hons), GradDip Medical Social Science, PhD (Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine) 

Brendan is the General Manager of Primary Care Improvement and he has over 20 years’ experience working in health. His first six years was spent as a clinical social worker advocating for the needs of clients in complex service environments. 

After undertaking higher degree research studies, Brendan has gone on to lead teams for the Australian and NSW Governments working in health planning, health policy and statewide projects from project commissioning to design to implementation and evaluation. His work has focussed on achieving health gains for priority population groups.

He is particularly committed to finding innovative service solutions to long standing issues. Brendan’s focus is about achieving outcomes and working collaboratively to drive an agenda of sustainable change.

About Primary Care Improvement: The role of the Primary Care Improvement stream is to work with primary care providers to build the capacity of providers and services to provide high quality, evidence-based, person-centred and led health care. This stream addresses priorities such as aged care, chronic disease, sexual health, child and adolescent health, digital health, NDIS, practice support, integration, cancer screening and immunisation.

Nathalie Hansen

Nathalie Hansen

General Manager, Planning and Engagement
BA (Hons), GradCert Management, PostGradDip Social Research and Evaluation

Nathalie has twenty-five years' experience working in health with expertise in planning, stakeholder engagement, funding and contract management.

Nathalie has worked in health care management for more than fifteen years. She was previously responsible for Planning and Engagement at Central and Eastern Sydney PHN and Inner West Sydney Medicare Local. Prior to that she had a long career at the Department of Health where she managed programs in primary health care, rural health, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health.

About Planning and Engagement: This stream is responsible for strengthening the PHN’s collaboration, engagement and integration with its diverse stakeholder groups. It includes planning and performance, business development, CPD, marketing and communications and strategic engagement.

Peter Manchester

Peter Manchester

General Manager, Corporate Services

About Corporate Services: The Corporate Services stream provides a crucial support function that enables CESPHN to meet its organisational goals. It includes financial management and control, procurement and contract management, infrastructure, HR and governance.