Dr Stephen Ayre was appointed to the position of Executive Director Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and QEII Jubilee Hospital (QEII) Health Network, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane on 5 May 2014. Stephen was previously the Executive Director Medical Services – The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH).
Dr Ayre is a graduate of the University of Queensland (UQ) Medical School, has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). He currently is the Jurisdictional Coordinator of Training for the College of Medical Administrators.
In the past he has worked as a general practitioner on the Sunshine Coast after postgraduate experience in a number of Queensland Hospitals. During his work in general practice he developed an interest in Alcohol and Drug Medicine and Community Medicine and is a member of the Australasian Professional Society for Alcohol and Drugs.
Dr Ayre’s appointments with Queensland Health have included Director of Community Health – Sunshine Coast, Medical Superintendent – Caboolture Hospital, Deputy Executive Director Medical Services – Royal Brisbane Hospital and Medical Superintendent for the Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH). In Tasmania, he was the CEO of the Launceston General Hospital (2004-2008) and acted as the CEO for all three northern Tasmanian Hospitals for a prolonged period.
His interests are in the areas of safety and quality in complex health environments, accelerated process redesign and the hospital community interface.