CHG Leadership

Dr John Wyett, Chairman

Dr John Wyett is the Chairman of CHG. John pioneered the concept of multi-disciplinary occupational health services in Australia in the 1970s and has maintained a strong industry leadership role since that time. John has held numerous managing director, medical director and medical advisor roles in the field of compensable medicine for over thirty years. John has extensive experience as an Executive Member of the Australian Medical Association (SA) and specifically as Branch Treasurer for ten years. Dr Wyett has been the Chair of the AMA (SA) WorkCover Liaison Group for more than 20 years.

Kay Neill, Chief Executive Officer

Kay Neill has over 20 years senior management experience in medical and allied health operations. During her years with CHG, Kay has held a number of managerial roles, and currently as CEO has responsibility for setting the organisational strategic direction and the management of all financial, operational and human resources aspects of the business for five South Australian locations and 16 Defence Force Recruiting Centres around Australia. Kay leads the CHG team of more than 200 staff from a wide range of professional backgrounds. 

Sam Schirmer, Director of Clinical Services

Sam Schirmer is an Industrial Physiotherapist with over 20 years of specialist experience in rehabilitation, assessment services and job analysis. Prior to joining CHG, Sam was the Founding Director of Muscular Development Fitness Unit. Sam oversees the management of all clinicians and clinical matters arising from CHG’s South Australian operations. Sam is an accredited workplace trainer and WorkCover accredited rehabilitation service provider. Sam is an internationally Certified Trainer for Functional Capacity Evaluations, having attained that certification through BTE Technologies and EPIC Rehabilitation in the United States. Sam has presented at numerous Australian and international conferences and is active in South Australian tertiary undergraduate programs for physiotherapy and occupational therapy. 

Jason Edwards, National Finance Manager & SA Operations Manager

Jason Edwards has been National Finance Manager with CHG for 12 years. During his time with CHG, Jason has overseen significant growth and all financial aspects of the business. Jason is involved heavily in the day to day operations of the business and also is an integral member of the Management Team which implements the CHG strategies and vision for the business into the future. 

Paul McEvoy, National Medical Manager

Paul McEvoy joined CHG in January 2010 and has more than 12 years experience in managing complex political and stakeholder environments and has a highly developed understanding of compensable injury systems. Operating across the workers compensation, industrial relations and health sectors, Paul has led the development of social public policy and worked with the State Government to deliver generational change to the workers compensation system in South Australia. Paul has also worked in the resources and energy sector, advising clients on stakeholder engagement strategies for large scale industrial developments in Australia and overseas. Paul’s responsibilities include strategic planning, external communications and marketing, client relations and business development.

Clinical and Operational Management

Dr Thang Vuong

Having received a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Thang Vuong has a decade of experience in occupational medicine and has worked with a diverse range of clients and industries. Dr Vuong has extensive experience in compensable medicine and has worked as an on-site medical officer for a number of large employers including Mitsubishi Motors, Inghams and Clipsal. Dr Vuong is medical adviser to a number of State and Commonwealth Government departments and is an authorised health professional for rail safety medicals and an accredited examining doctor for oil and gas UK offshore medicals. Dr Vuong has served on the Australian Medical Association Council (South Australia) and is an experienced presenter, regularly facilitating training and education sessions for a variety of organisations and conferences.

Martin Van der Linden, Allied Health Manager

Martin van der Linden is a physiotherapist with 10 years experience in occupational health. Through the delivery of physiotherapy services onsite in a range of industries (including mining, utility services, health, manufacturing and logistics) Martin has developed an intimate knowledge of injury prevention and injury management programs. Martin is actively involved in the Australian Physiotherapy Association, chairing the Occupational Health Group. Through the APA, Martin contributed to the development of “Clinical framework for the delivery of physiotherapy services to injured workers”. This involvement has provided Martin with a strong understanding of the importance of clinical best practice and outcome focused management. As manager of CHG’s allied health team Martin is responsible for physiotherapists and occupational therapists across the CHG Clinics at Mile End, Gillman and Elizabeth Vale. Martin is focused on ensuring the highest quality of professional services and innovation in how these services are delivered.

Amy Sibenaler, Health Promotion Manager

Amy is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 10 years experience within the sports science field. Having made the move into the health promotion industry in late 2007, Amy has experience in working with a diverse range of national health and wellbeing programs. In her current Health Promotion Manager role Amy is responsible for designing, coordinating, implementing and reporting on some of South Australia’s largest health promotion programs. Amy has extensive experience in establishing client’s needs and developing specialised health and wellbeing programs aimed at increasing participant health status, participation, productivity and return on investment for employers.
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