Sue Channon - Chief Executive Officer
Sue Channon has held senior management positions in various Australian Healthcare organisations for over 20 years. Before her recent appointment to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Evolution Healthcare Sue held the position of Group CEO Virtus Health from 2010 to February 2020. Virtus is Australia’s leading provider of Assisted Reproductive Services. Prior to her role as CEO of Virtus Health, Sue held the role of CEO of IVFAustralia Pty Ltd from 2004 to 2010. Sue delivered a growth strategy of diversification and vertical integration at Virtus beyond the core Assisted Reproductive Services expanding the business into Diagnostics, Day Hospitals and International services. Sue led a team of 127 fertility specialists, over 1200 specialist fertility staff (nurses, scientists, administrative staff, counsellors and the support services of finance, IT and marketing) across 43 fertility clinics in five countries; an Australian network of general pathology, specialist fertility and genetic testing services and seven day hospitals.
Sue is an established healthcare industry leader with a well-earned reputation. As CEO of Virtus Health, she delivered business growth and lead the growth of Virtus during private ownership, Australian expansion, and a successful listing on the Australian stock exchange (ASX) which saw Virtus become the first publicly listed fertility business globally, followed by accelerated international expansion.
Sue started her healthcare career in Whanganui, New Zealand where she completed her nursing training and subsequently specialised in operating theatre management. After a number of hospital Director of Nursing and CEO positions, Sue was appointed by Mayne Health Group (now part of Ramsay Health Care) to the position of National Director of Nursing and held various hospital CEO roles within the Mayne Health Group. Prior to joining Virtus Health/IVFAustralia Sue was State Manager NSW and ACT for Medical Imaging Australia.