Our people have extensive experience in health care, human resources and medical recruitment. Our team of over 40 staff in our Melbourne and London offices includes recruitment consultants, compliance officers, accounts staff, IT and media professionals and managers who work together to deliver the best possible services. Candidates and clients can be confident that they are dealing with a firm of professional people who understand the importance of the work they do. Our community also includes the hundreds of dedicated medical professionals who work regularly with us.
Skilled Medical’s senior staff include:
Dr David Campbell – Director
David spent 25 years in medicine working in a range of metropolitan and rural health services before setting up Skilled Medical in 2005 and has led its development into one of Australia's leading medical recruitment firms. His previous executive roles included Regional Director of the New England Health Region in NSW and CEO of St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. With an extensive background in medical workforce development, David is a former Chairman of the Board of Continuing Education of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Councillor on the Postgraduate Medical Council of NSW, Executive Committee member of the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation and founding Board member of the Rural Doctors' Network of NSW. David has specialist qualifications in public health medicine and medical administration and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Sophie-Bree Dear – National Operations Manager
Sophie our National Operations Manager oversees all aspects of Skilled Medical’s medical and nursing recruitment divisions, including compliance, contract performance management as well as building and maintaining corporate relationships. Sophie is committed to delivering the highest quality locum, temp and permanent recruitment services to the public and private health sectors.
A qualified Nurse, Sophie has spent over 10 years in the Healthcare industry in a variety of roles across multiple organisations where she has had a broad range of experience in senior corporate and management positions. Sophie is still in current clinical practice and particularly has a strong interest in improving regional and remote health outcomes.
With her clinical, business and people background, Sophie has an in-depth understanding of the needs of candidates and health services and is passionate about mentoring and coaching our team to deliver the highest quality service which Skilled Medical is renowned for.
Kirsty MacIsaac – Recruitment Manager
Kirsty is the Recruitment Manager of the team responsible for placing doctors of all levels and specialties in Australia and New Zealand. Kirsty joined Skilled Medical in 2008 after previously working in allocation, client services and in call centre management roles with Nursing Australia. With over 10 years of experience working with Skilled Medical, Kirsty has a wealth of experience placing doctors and the team she leads is one of the best in Australia at understanding the needs of medical professionals and clients, especially where placement services are required in rural and regional areas.
Yolanda Shephard – Training and Development Manager
Yolanda is responsible for training and development. With over 10 years in consulting and management roles in the Australian medical recruitment sector, Yolanda has built an extensive skill set and has proven experience at Skilled Medical developing strong recruitment teams. Yolanda has a detailed knowledge of locum and permanent doctor requirements and extensive experience in staffing, systems development and quality management. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Recruitment Selection and Career Development and qualifications in Business Administration and Hospitality Management.
Susanna Foreman – National Business Development Manager
Susanna is responsible for Skilled Medical’s business development and marketing activities across the states and territories of Australian and New Zealand. Her role includes building relationships and promoting engagement with both health service clients and with candidates to ensure Skilled Medical continues to be a key supplier of qualified medical and nursing personnel. Susanna was previously Territory Manager with Boston Scientific in Australia. Susanna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Science and has wide experience working in the neurosciences and pain management fields in the USA and Australia.