Leadership Team

Epworth Medical Imaging provides a dedicated doctor direct service. Referrers can phone 1800 DR-XRAY or email [email protected] for service and report enquiries or to contact one of our radiologists or physicians.

Damian Armour

Executive Director BCom, MBA, FAICD

Executive General Manager, Epworth Geelong 

Damian is an experienced healthcare executive, having worked in both the public and private not-for-profit sectors for more than 17 years.

He joined Epworth HealthCare as Executive Director at Freemasons Hospital in 2007 and was appointed CEO at Epworth Geelong in 2014.

Damian launched his career with management consulting roles at Arthur Andersen and KPMG. He subsequently spent a decade at Barwon Health in the roles of Chief Information Officer then General Manager Surgical Services.

He assumed the additional appointment of Epworth Medical Imaging Executive Director in 2018.

Damian is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. He was a Director and Chairman of the Geelong Supercats basketball club and is a current Director of the Wesley Mission Victoria.

Damian assumed the role of Executive General Manager Epworth Geelong in November 2019.

Associate Professor Pramit Phal

Director of Radiology MBBS, FRANZCR

Consultant neuroradiologist 

Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Epworth Richmond 

Executive Member, Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare 

Assoc. Prof. Phal is an experienced general and neuroradiologist with subspecialty expertise in brain, ENT and spine imaging, including spinal procedural work.

As Epworth Medical Imaging’s Director of Radiology, Assoc. Prof. Phal leads a dedicated team of clinical directors, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and provides leadership to senior management. He was previously Director of MRI at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Deputy Director of Radiology at the University of Melbourne.

Peter Nuttman

Chief Operations Manager BAppSc (MedImaging), BBusMgt/Acc

As Chief Operations Manager, it is Peter’s responsibility to ensure a high quality, responsive, innovative imaging service is provided at all Epworth Medical Imaging sites that consistently meets the needs of patients and referrers.

Peter qualified as a nuclear medicine technologist before completing a Bachelor of Business. He has occupied senior management roles in the public and private healthcare sectors over the past 25 years.

Peter is passionate about his career in the rapidly evolving medical imaging field because of its significant contribution to optimising patient care and outcomes.

Chris Kokkinos

Site Operations Manager, Richmond

Chris is Site Operations Manager at Epworth Medical Imaging in Richmond and is President of the International Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT).

He has almost 25 years’ experience in the medical imaging industry and has managed MRI departments at multi-disciplinary hospitals in the public and private radiology sectors.

Chris has a strong focus on education and research, and his heavily involved in the global medical imaging community.

Jon Laughlin

Site Operations Manager, Geelong BAppSc (MedImaging), GDipUltrason, MBA

As Site Operations Manager at Epworth Medical Imaging Geelong, Jon draws on his experience managing imaging departments in regional hospital settings.

Jon is a dual-trained radiographer and sonographer with sonography experience across general, MSK, vascular, obstetrics and small parts, and extensive CT experience. He has completed postgraduate business studies.

Ben O’Sullivan

Site Operations Manager, Freemasons BAppSc (MedImaging), GCertMgt, MBA

Ben is Site Operations Manager at Epworth Medical Imaging’s Freemasons, Camberwell and Hawthorn sites.

He is a medical imaging technologist with 21 years’ industry experience in various senior roles across the public and private imaging sectors. Ben has completed postgraduate studies in business and management, and brings an enthusiastic approach to patient focused, team-oriented healthcare.

Amanda Thomas

Administration Services Manager

Amanda leads Epworth Medical Imaging’s administration team with a focus on efficient and effective customer service delivery. She has more than 25 years’ leadership experience in the private and public sectors and extensive knowledge of hospital systems and processes.

Amanda is passionate about developing and leading engaged teams that deliver best practice outcomes for both internal and external stakeholders.

Akash Sharma

Finance Manager BCom, CA, CPA

As Finance Manager, Akash is responsible for ensuring effective financial management, financial control and compliance, analysis and budgeting for Epworth Medical Imaging.

Akash originally worked in a chartered environment and has spent the past eight years working in senior finance roles in the private healthcare sector. He also teaches accounting.

Akash is passionate about working in healthcare and supporting staff to deliver excellent patient-centred care.

Candice Bridgford

Nurse Unit Manager BNurs, GCertHealthAdmin, MHealthAdmin (current)

In her capacity as Nurse Unit Manager, Candice oversees Epworth Medical Imaging’s nursing teams to ensure that staff effectively utilise resources, drive change, and implement continuous service improvements to benefit patients and referrers.

Candice’s background includes all aspects of medical imaging nursing. She previously worked with Austin Health and also has significant experience in oncology and haematology nursing. Candice has completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration; she is currently studying her Masters in Health Administration.

Candice is passionate about the medical imaging field and is excited to be involved in a rapidly changing, innovative industry that delivers current and best practice patient services.