Samantha Shanahan

Samantha Shanahan

LLB (Hons), BBehavSc (Psych)

Sam is the General Counsel of Ramsay Health Care Australia and leads the Australian Legal Team, together with overseeing the clinical legal portfolio including clinical incident management and medical malpractice claims. She is an experienced solicitor with over 20 years’ experience working in the law in both private practice and in house roles.

Sam has broad experience in the effective operation of risk and governance frameworks and has a particular interest in health law. Sam holds a Bachelors Degree in Law and Legal Practice (Honours) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology).

Sam was appointed as a Board Director and Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of Cancer Council Queensland in January 2023.

Sam is passionate about volunteer work and seeks opportunities to use her professional experience to drive continuous improvement and service excellence to support the needs of the community.

Key current and previous appointments, awards and qualifications include: 

  • Member – Sunshine Coast Grammar School Advisory
  • Board Member – Cancer Council Queensland
  • Member – Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (Cancer Council Queensland)
  • General Counsel – Ramsay Health Care Australia
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