Shelly Park is Chief Executive and Executive Board Member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, which is a national not-for-profit organisation with five main manufacturing centres and 100 donor blood collection centres across Australia. It’s responsible for the collection of blood, as well as the testing and manufacturing of blood and blood products and their distribution to hospitals around the country. Shelly commenced this role in March 2016.

Prior to that Shelly was the Chief Executive of Monash Health, a health service that provides a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to a population of over one million people in the south-east of Melbourne. She held this position from 2007 to February 2016.

Shelly began her career in health as a nurse in New Zealand, before making the move to management, holding several management and executive positions in Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand. Shelly made the move to Australia in 2005, to take up the position of Executive Director of Monash Medical Centre Clayton and Moorabbin at Southern Health (now Monash Health).

Shelly has a passion for leadership, quality health care delivery, patient-centred care and developing a culture of innovation in public hospitals. She currently serves on the board of Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd and is the Chair of the Dr Foster Global Comparators Leadership Board. Past Board memberships include the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare and the Health Roundtable. In 2011, Shelly was named as Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year.

Shelly is a member of the International Advisory Board Company, the International Healthcare Institute and the Australian Institute of Management. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Vincent Fairfax Ethical Leadership, has studied innovation at Wharton University and holds an Executive Masters in Management.