We are pleased to welcome Colmán O’Driscoll as Chief Executive Officer of Forensicare. With over 25 years’ experience across health and related systems, Colmán is both a Forensic Mental Health Clinician and health systems executive, having held senior leadership roles within government, corporate, not-for-profit, and private sectors, most recently serving as CEO of Burwood and Richmond hospitals in NSW, and Group Lead, Mental Health Strategy (NSW) with St John of God Health Care. Colmán’s experience includes roles in the NSW Justice [...]
Following Dr Margaret Grigg’s decision to step down as Forensicare’s CEO in August 2023, our Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Colman O’Driscoll as our new Chief Executive Officer. Colman has over 25 years’ experience working across healthcare including forensic mental health. He has held senior leadership roles within public health services, government, corporate, not-for-profit and private sectors including being an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of NSW. Colman will join Forensicare from the position of Chief [...]
Chief Executive Officer Margaret Grigg received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List for her contributions to mental health. Margaret began her local and international career in the health, mental health and human services sector as a mental health nurse at Plenty Hospital. Since then, her roles have included working as the Deputy Chief Executive of Mind Australia, the Vice President of the Kyneton District Health Service Board and the Senior Executive [...]
After four years as Forensicare CEO, Dr Margaret Grigg will be stepping down from the role in August. During her tenure, Margaret has driven the development and implementation of a new Strategic Plan and Model of Care, as well as leading an important program of cultural reform across all levels of the organisation. She has guided the organisation through a period of extraordinary change and expansion across all programs and services, while navigating the many challenges of COVID-19. Margaret’s commitment to consumers [...]
A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act is being developed to reset the legislative foundations for Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system.
Forensicare would like to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer. After a four-month interim period, Dr Margaret Grigg has officially been appointed as Forensicare’s Chief Executive Officer. Margaret was originally appointed as the organisation’s interim CEO, following the departure of former CEO Tom Dalton earlier this year. “I am really excited to be working with Forensicare,” she said. “The organisation has such a history, and it’s great to be working somewhere that has such a deep set of values and commitment to consumer [...]
Forensicare is looking to hire a new Chief Executive Officer. Applications are now open.
There’s no one quite like Tom Dalton. After 20 years—with ten as Corporate Counsel and ten as CEO—Tom is leaving the Forensicare family. While his role was to manage and lead, he became so much more: a voice for those who need it most. Under Tom’s leadership, Forensicare was able to expand and develop to provide the absolute best consumer care. One major recent expansion is the new intensive care Apsley Unit at Thomas Embling Hospital, as well as an additional 18 [...]