Our Executive Team

Our  Executive Team

Zieco Skeldon   

Chief Executive Officer

With over 10 years of managerial experience in both the disability and mental health sectors, Zieco has been part of the Country & Outback Health (previously the Medicare Local) team for the past five years. Beginning as the Assistant Manager Mental Health Programs Zieco was promoted to the Manager Business Development and Community Programs before being appointed as CEO in August 2016.
Zieco is passionate about working collaboratively for good outcomes to make the most of our resources in providing the best services to rural South Australians.

Gail Peabody  

Corporate Services Manager 

Gail brings with her over 30 years of senior operational experience across both the private and public sectors. Her broad experience within the health, hospitality and mining industries has involved brand management, sales & marketing, human resource management, employee and industrial relations, ICT management, administrative services, organisational development and change management.
As Corporate Services Manager Gail is responsible for the operational and strategic activities for human resources, administrative services, work health & safety, quality management, and information and communication technology.

Andrea Triggs

Clinical Programs Operations Manager  

Andrea has worked in Country South Australia for the last 20 years in a variety of roles and interest areas: project development, immunisation, aged care, quality use of medicines and mental health, liaising closely with rural general practitioners.
Firstly, with the Flinders and Far North Division of General Practice, then later with Country North SA Medicare Local where she is best known for establishing headspace Port Augusta in 2013.
Andrea is passionate about providing high quality services to often marginalised country people. Andrea is the Clinical Programs Operations Manager and works with a large and skilled team of mostly clinical staff.

Matthew Hale 

Finance Manager 

Matthew is an practised business leader with over twenty five years of experience working across the Public Accounting, Banking, Mining, Garrison Support and Health sectors. During this time Matthew has successfully demonstrated his strong financial and management skills having: built and managed several business initiatives, developed tialored financial strategies and implemented change interventions to improve the profitability and operational performance of the organisation.

Matthew’s congenial personality, coupled with his depth of experience makes him a natural leader, fostering both internal and external relationships.