Executive Team


Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary

  • Leigh Rhode

    Leigh Rhode

    Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary

    Leigh joined Gateway Health in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary. She holds a Diploma of Business and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) from Latrobe University, and is an AICD graduate,
    Leigh spent her early career working in mental health services, followed by management roles in community-based youth health and housing organisations, and more recently as Executive Director of Community and Integrated Care at Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton, where she was responsible for a similar range of programs to Gateway Health.
    Born and bred in rural Victoria, Leigh has a strong background in collaborative approaches to improving rural health, including development of integrated models of care in oral health and chronic illness care and collaborative approaches to health promotion and prevention. She has worked extensively with consumer groups, refugee health networks and the Aboriginal community and is passionate about health equity.

Our Executive Team

  • Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown

    General Manager, Client Services.

    With a background in nursing, Andrew has had an extensive career in clinical, education, project management, quality, clinical governance and executive roles in public and private sectors mainly in Victoria and Queensland. He is also a Director of a local small rural health service and local integrated Aged Care Service.

  • Jacki Eckert

    Jacki Eckert

    General Manager, Population Health, Planning & Performance, Business Services

    Jacki is a highly experienced health executive and brings significant expertise in leadership, strategic planning and organisational performance management systems. With a track record in leading successful teams and driving quality improvement, she most recently worked at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Victoria, where she held roles leading population and primary health portfolios as well as the performance oversight of key DHHS health programs.

  • Deb Harvey

    Deb Harvey

    Chief Financial Officer

    Deb is an experienced Chief Financial Officer in the not for profit sector. Deb leads the Finance, Infrastructure and Information Technology Team who provide core fundamental services to Gateway Health.

  • Jonelle Hill-Uebergang

    Jonelle Hill-Uebergang

    Integrated Primary Care Manager

    Jonelle is an experienced health leader in acute and community settings with highly developed leadership skills. Jonelle leads the primary care services at Gateway Health, she has a passion for clinical governance and the delivery of high quality, easily accessible care.