Executive Team

At Clinpath Laboratories we pride ourselves on our personalised service to our clients, and we encourage you to contact our Executive Team, Pathologists or Client Relations Department if you have any queries, suggestions or concerns.

 

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At the helm of Clinpath’s leadership, is a Doctor whose interests are listed as anatomical pathology, gynaecological pathology, dermatopathology, thoracic pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and cytopathology.

Dr Fergus Whitehead’s journey has weaved and grown along with Clinpath’s. His passion started as a young boy, when inspired and guided by his father who is also a Pathologist, Emeritus Professor Richard Whitehead, realised he enjoyed analysing what he saw under the microscope lens. After graduating in medicine from Flinders University in 1988 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1994. He held key positions with the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS) and Adelaide Pathology Partners (who merged with Clinpath in 2016) before being appointed as Clinpath’s CEO.

Dr Fergus Whitehead graduated in medicine from Flinders University in 1988 and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1994. He spent five-and-a-half years at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS) following graduation and then spent two-and-a-half years at Clinpath laboratories. During his stay at Clinpath, Dr Whitehead obtained two postgraduate qualifications in cytopathology. In August 2002, he joined Adelaide Pathology Partners as a partner, acquiring Dr Jane Lomax Smith's share in the practice following her decision to enter politics.

Following on from the merger of Clinpath and Adelaide Pathology, in November 2016 Dr Whitehead took the role of Chief Executive Officer.

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With a passion for strategy, change management and people, Brooke brings a flair for operational management to Clinpath after working in senior and executive management roles within the health care industry for over 15 years.

Brooke is a person who thrives on challenges and bringing order to chaos. The most rewarding highlights from Brooke’s career, she says, have been driving strategic change and delivering business excellence and high quality services to a variety of government and non-government organisations.

Brooke has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Diploma Business and Diploma Financial Advising.