Welcome to our new Chief Executive, Cathryn Cox PSM

This week we welcomed Cathryn Cox PSM as the new Chief Executive of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Cathryn has many years’ experience as an Executive within the NSW Ministry of Health with responsibility for a range of health policy, planning, infrastructure and strategic reform programs. Her early role as a physiotherapist at RPA paved the way for a long-term career in health which included leading Health Infrastructure as its interim Chief Executive.

Cathryn is passionate about Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network role in providing world-class patient-centred care for children and young people, and their families.

“I feel privileged to be joining the Network at what I view as a critical time in its history. Our redevelopment plans for both Randwick and Westmead are worth $1.3 billion. This major investment signals exciting changes for the Network and for paediatric healthcare,” Cathryn said.

"Together we have the opportunity to look at how models of care can evolve to respond to the needs of future generations and create the hospitals of the future.

“I am excited to help build on some incredibly strong foundations and be part of a community of people who are so passionate about what they do.”

Recently, Cathryn led the COVID-19 System Planning stream of the Ministry’s coordinated COVID-19 response, which included the establishment of the COVID-19 Clinical Council and Communities of Practice and oversight of the infrastructure planning, in partnership with Health Infrastructure.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network thanks Cheryl McCullagh, Interim Chief Executive, for her expertise and commitment to the Network’s staff, patients and families.