APNA Management Team

David Malone


David Malone has been the CEO of APNA since December 2015.

David has more than 18 years of senior management experience through CEO or equivalent roles held across the not-for-profit, government and commercial sectors. He was previously chief executive of the West Australian Health Promotion Foundation, Healthway, and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Prior to these roles he was the managing director of a business that managed a large network of physiotherapy practices. David has also worked as an Advisor for the World Health Organisation. 

David holds an MBA and degrees in Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and Physical Education. In 2003 David was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to medicine and society.

Bronwyn Morris-Donovan

Program Director - Nursing in Primary Health Care Program

Bronwyn Morris-Donovan leads delivery of the Nursing in Primary Health Care Program to build capacity among, and undertake reform and innovation in, the primary health care nursing workforce, to better address the primary health care needs of Australian communities. Bronwyn Morris-Donovan has more than 10 years’ project management experience working across a range of primary health care related projects, recently at the Mental Health Professionals Network and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Bronwyn is a qualified and experienced podiatrist, holds a Master of Public Health, and is accredited in Prince 2 (Project Management). Her particular area of interest is access to and delivery of interdisciplinary primary health care services.

Matthew Hall

General Manager Member Services

Matthew Hall has worked in marketing and advertising for much of his career, focusing in health policy and management in the past 13 years. Matthew studied and worked in England until emigrating to Australia in 1997. After some years at The Age and Herald Sun newspapers he moved into health with a marketing and partnership role at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (2002-2009). Since 2009 Matthew has worked at APNA. 

As General Manger of Member Services, Matthew's team at APNA handles all member services and education for nurses. This includes supporting members and providing information and resources that assist them in their work, providing relevant education including face to face, online learning and a national conference.

Stephanie Hille

Communications Manager

Stephanie Hille is a proficient and precise communications professional with eight years' experience in the health sector, during which time she has become an advocate for the primary health care nursing profession. Stephanie has built a strong working knowledge in communications and policy backed by qualifications in public relations, project management, editing, criminology and psychology.

Stephanie leads the development and delivery of creative and effective communication strategies, policy and advocacy, member and stakeholder engagement such that APNA is seen as the voice of the Australian primary health care nursing sector. 

Dinusha Nanayakkara

Finance Manager

Dinusha Nanayakkara is responsible for overall financial management of the Association, its financial reporting to external stakeholders as well as executive team and board of directors, monitoring of cash flow, fund management and preparation of annual budgets and projects budgets, and oversees human resources and office administration. Dinusha joined APNA in 2008 and is the organisation’s longest serving employee. 

Dinusha completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics in Sri Lanka and worked as a management accountant for a leading vehicle distributing company before emigrating to Australia in 2005, when she completed a Master of Practice Accounting at Monash University. Dinusha has more than 12 years’ experience in the accounting field and is a member of CPA Australia and CIMA UK.