Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Healthcare
Management Consultants 

The Paxton team is led by Sean Chung, Rob Gilbert and Julian Maiolo and has been established since 1999.

The company comprises a team of professional consultants with extensive expertise and experience from having worked within the industry and as advisors to State and Federal Health Departments, insurers, and public and private health care providers.

Julian Maiolo Director

About Julian Maiolo

Julian has over 25 years of health care experience as both an industry executive and senior advisor across the Australian Health sector. Prior to joining Paxton Partners his experience included 15 years’ experience as a manager and Senior Executive in major metropolitan Health Services, followed by four years in senior roles in the Health and Human Services practice at KPMG. Julian’s background also includes three years as a specialist clinical costing and financial management system consulting experience.

His knowledge of the sector extends across strategic, operational and technical domains of Health care management. Julian has provided advisory and commercial advice to a range of Australian public and private health service providers and to state and federal levels of Government

Julian’s particular interest is to work with providers, funders and related associations in finding ways to reduce economic and structural impediments that limit the ability to promote more seamless service delivery across the health and community sector as well as working with organisations to improve healthcare financial management capability.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial turnaround and performance improvement
  • Activity based costing, clinical costing and funding model frameworks
  • Operational performance management, measurement and reporting
  • Feasibility assessments, Cost benefit analysis and Business case development
  • Governance and accountability frameworks, Budget management and control
  • Finance function and CFO advisory
  • Organisational improvement and redesign
  • Facilitation 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Master of Business Administration, Deakin University
  • Qualified CPA, Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), Latrobe University
  • Associate Fellow, Australian College of Health Service Executives
  • Melbourne Business school, Senior Executive Residential program
  • Future Focus Group Leadership program, Committee for Melbourne
Rob Gilbert Director

About Rob Gilbert

Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian health care sector providing organisational and business process consulting in relation to performance management and reporting, strategic planning, costing analysis, shared services, funding models, risk management, organisational financial management capability, financial analysis and due diligence.

Rob’s clients include all segments of the industry including public and private hospitals, mental health providers, primary health providers, suppliers and funders at a Commonwealth and State level.

In particular, Rob has extensive experience in consulting to the diagnostic sector (pathology, medical imaging and radiation oncology) working with funders and providers in both public and private settings in multiple jurisdictions to develop governance and business models at both a statewide and individual provider level. Rob also has extensive experience in developing costing models for statewide diagnostic services as well as individual service providers in multiple jurisdictions dealing with complex funding arrangements including the application of Medicare Benefits Schedule billing rules.

Areas of Expertise

  • Contestability studies
  • Financial turnaround and performance improvement
  • Activity based costing, clinical costing and funding model frameworks
  • Financial management capability and finance department structure
  • Governance reviews
  • Operational performance management, measurement and reporting
  • Performance management framework and design
  • Shared services advisory
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Business case assessment
  • Budget management and control
  • Organisational improvement and redesign
  • Facilitation
  • Project management

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Sean Chung Director

About Sean Chung


Sean has over ten years of consulting experience, which includes six years with the Healthcare and Human Services practice of KPMG, across both Australia and Canada. Prior to entering consulting, Sean spent four years in academic health research.

Sean is adept at engaging with stakeholders across the continuum of healthcare service provision, from senior healthcare executives to front line healthcare service providers. His project work has included engagements across all levels of the healthcare system from federal government to operationally within the health system, covering strategic planning, health service and program evaluations, clinical process redesign, development of funding models, health IT/IM strategy, business cases and development of performance and outcomes management frameworks.

Sean has particular interests in the formation and evaluation of collaborative networks to improve health service delivery and the use of technology to facilitate better understanding and management of health and human services clients and system performance.

Complementing his healthcare experience, Sean has worked with government clients in Alcohol and Drug Services, Justice, Education, Child and Youth Services and Community Services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex program and service evaluation
  • Digital health strategy, business requirements development, safety in digital health
  • Information Management capability assessment and strategy
  • Performance management framework development and implementation
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • Project management

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD (Molecular Virology), University of Melbourne
  • BBiomedSc (Honours), University of Melbourne
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management and Systems (CPHIMS-CA)
  • Lean Thinking Fundamentals, Cardiff University (endorsed)
  • Member of Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • Member of Australasian Evaluation Society
Dean McKay Manager

About Dean McKay

Dean has over ten years of professional experience, including almost six years within the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and two years consulting to the Australian health care sector with a small firm based in Sydney.

Through his health care consulting experience, Dean has developed a refined knowledge of public health systems across Australia. He has managed a wide range of consulting assignments including population health needs assessments, project and program evaluations, strategic / service plans, funding model development, financial improvement and business / organisational review projects.

Dean's capacity to add value to these projects is most evident in his ability to apply a structured, methodologically-sound approach to project management and delivery. Dean is attentive and responsive to his clients' needs, and aims to work in genuine partnership with them to execute all projects to a consistently high standard.

Dean has specific interests in using data to improve decision-making across the health sector and in rural / regional healthcare planning and service delivery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Development of strategic / service plans
  • Healthcare funding model development and reform
  • Financial and operational performance improvement and review
  • Business case development
  • Evaluation of health projects and programs
  • Population / primary health needs assessment and planning
  • Teaching, training and research
  • Quantitative / statistical analysis
  • Facilitation and project management

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Marketing), Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University
  • Non-Executive Director, Bendigo Community Health Service, 2016 - present
Mia Bromley Manager

About Mia Bromley

Mia has more than 20 years’ experience working in youth justice, education and public health sectors in operational management, consulting and governance roles. Prior to her consulting roles, Mia held a senior position at a regional Medicare Local and worked in a NSW Local Health District. She has expertise in emerging funding models, system redesign, and robust measurement of quadruple aim outcomes.

Mia has worked with government and non-government agencies including the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, GP Synergy, Western NSW Medicare Local, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Western NSW Health Intelligence Unit and Marathon Health.

Mia is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and serves on two not-for-profit boards in the disability and public health sectors. She is a Conjoint Lecturer with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.

Mia is passionate about health and social equity, and have practical experience working alongside Aboriginal and other culturally diverse communities across Australia and internationally.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of population health and workforce need
  • Population health and workforce planning
  • Emerging funding models and establishment of responsive business models
  • System and program review and redesign
  • Outcomes measurement and evaluation

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Master of Public Health (University of Sydney)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology/Youth Justice)
  • Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (Charles Darwin University)
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment (Charles Darwin University)
  • Member of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers
  • Member Public Health Association of Australia
  • Social Return on Investment (Social Ventures International)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (Oxford University)
Nilusha Moses Manager

About Nilusha Moses

Nilusha has over ten years’ professional experience across State and Federal Government, predominately in the health portfolio, both as a public servant and as a professional service consultant.

Nilusha is a qualified Accountant with highly developed skills in framework design, development and implementation, intergovernmental relations, and delivering Government-wide strategic and operational documents and processes, based on a strong analytical and financial aptitude and Government understanding.

Her strength is developing and maintaining productive partnerships in her approachable, pleasant and enthusiastic manner.

Accompanying her Health experience, Nilusha has also worked for clients in the Disability, Aged Care, Finance, Environment and Human Services portfolios.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic analysis and planning
  • Program and policy design, development and implementation
  • Process mapping, redesign and improvement
  • Documentation development
  • Distilling technical and financial information into various formats and for wide-ranging audiences
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Economics (Economics and Statistics), La Trobe University
  • Qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the CPA Victorian Public Sector and Not-For-Profit Committee
Derek Keir Manager

About Derek Keir

Derek is a qualified accountant and an experienced manager and has worked on several large scale and complex engagements across the areas of program evaluation, financial and operational reviews, financial modelling, and feasibility assessments. He has deep knowledge of the health and human services sector, having worked with State and Commonwealth government departments, hospitals and health services in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, and a wide range of primary and community health providers.

His recent experience as a Finance Business Partner at a major Victorian health service means that he has a deep understanding of health service operations and the key influences on business sustainability for service providers, and strong experience engaging with clinicians and administrators.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial turnaround and performance improvement
  • Budget management and control
  • Feasibility assessments, cost benefit analysis and business case development
  • Program and service evaluation and review
  • Financial modelling
  • Project management and coordination

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Graduate Certificate in Evaluation, University of Melbourne

  • Health Program Evaluation (Short Course), University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Business (Double Major in Accounting and Finance), Edith Cowan University
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Winston Piddington Manager

About Winston Piddington

Winston has over 15 years’ experience in health service management and consulting, which includes leading the national program of Patient-level (PLiCs) costing for NHS England, consulting for the Republic of Irelands’ Health Service Executive (HSE), as well as for tertiary hospitals and the big 4 in the Middle East. Winston has been an Assistant Director for Australia’s Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), and has held roles in casemix, health costing, pricing and funding for both the Australian Capital Territory and a New South Wales Local Health District.

Winston is highly skilled at engaging with stakeholders and has briefed health boards, executives, hospital managers and staff on using health finance and care-delivery data, to find efficiencies in delivery and adoption of cost-saving strategies. This has led to consulting on (or management of) savings strategies that have created savings and efficiencies across the full continuum of healthcare service delivery.

Winston’s interests are in health costing and efficient healthcare delivery, keeping an up-to-date working and academic knowledge of international healthcare costing matters (for both public and private healthcare service delivery), as well as with the international best-practice in healthcare classification, costing, pricing and funding by being an active voting member of Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI) - since 2006.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operational cost saving strategies
  • Public and private hospital costing,
  • Strategic classification, pricing and funding of healthcare services
  • Financial review of existing health care service programs
  • Business case build-up for planned health service delivery
  • Operational performance management, measurement and reporting
  • Board and executive engagement

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Masters of Business Administration - Major in Applied Health Economics.
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
  • Voting Member - Patient Classification Systems International
  • Member – Australian College of Health Service Management.
  • Member – Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Tracey Sanderson Consultant

About Tracey Sanderson


Tracey has over 25 years’ direct industry experience in the Australian health care sector, specifically the public and private diagnostic pathology and hospital sectors. Prior to joining Paxton Partners, Tracey spent 10 years at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Tracey has extensive experience in operating across multiple disciplines, with experience in project management and implementation, business case development, tender bid development and analysis, business modelling, financial analysis, performance improvement and budget and report development.

Tracey is adept at using this experience to assess performance and has a highly effective ability to translate data into information to support decision-making. Tracey is able to efficiently and effectively analyse a broad range of data, and engender cooperation and commitment from diverse stakeholder groups.

Areas of Expertise

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Activity-based and clinical costing
  • Business model review, financial turnaround and performance improvement
  • Operational performance management, measurement and reporting
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Business case assessment
  • Budget management and control
  • Organisational improvement and redesign
  • Facilitation
  • Project management

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Year 2 – ongoing), Swinburne University
  • Diploma of Management, Swinburne University
  • Diploma in Training and Assessment
Daniel West Consultant

About Daniel West

Daniel has over 10 years’ experience in finance, economics and data analytics across various sectors.

Prior to being a management consultant, Daniel taught financial modelling and corporate finance in La Trobe University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Daniel is particularly passionate about business intelligence, and enjoys working together with his clients to help them:

  • Better understand the data that is available to them,
  • Develop strategies to improve data quality and data collection,
  • Build fit-for-purpose tools to use their data more effectively.

Through working with Daniel, clients have achieved:

  • Efficient reporting,
  • Extensive operational and financial insight,
  • Timely, data-driven decision making.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Intelligence
  • Reporting and Data Visualisation
  • Financial Modelling
  • Business case development
  • Statistical optimisation
  • Predictive analytics
  • Economic Modelling
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Scenario modelling

Qualifications and Memberships

  • MBA– La Trobe University
  • Master of Financial Analysis – La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Economics – University of Canberra
Matthew Adams Consultant

About Matthew Adams

Matthew has over five years of experience in accounting and financial analysis and has a record for having a commercial mindset in providing analytical insights to support operational strategy. Matthew has experience engaging with senior business stakeholders and leading teams to meet challenging deadlines. 

Prior to joining Paxton Partners, Matthew spent four years at Deloitte with a focus in external audit and advisory for sectors including; infrastructure, fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare and not-for-profits. 

Matthew has also spent one year at Origin Energy as a management accountant focused as a business partner to members of the executive leadership team to deliver corporate finance support for projects and build budgets alongside measuring company performance. 

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise 

  • Financial modelling 
  • Financial statement analysis 
  • Forecasting and budgeting 
  • Data analysis 
  • Process improvement 
  • Accounting 

Matthew has advanced competencies with a range of data management and analysis tools including Microsoft Excel, Oracle, Hyperion/HFM and Tableau.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia 
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Monash University 
Hannah O'Brien Office Manager

About Hannah O'Brien


Hannah is the tech-obsessed Office Manager for Paxton Partners.

After spending ten years as a digital marketer and operations manager in the technology and entrepreneurship industries, she is excited to be bringing her extensive business and project management skills to a new industry.  She is passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace, as well as streamlining workflows with integrations and automation. On weekends you'll find her breaking out of an escape room, finding somewhere to go kayaking or trying to finally finish Breath of the Wild. Ask her for a podcast recommendation!

Areas of Expertise

  • Business operations
  • Project management
  • Digital marketing
  • Event management

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