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Corporate health finance

Finance and banking solutions for medical professionals and industry investors.

At BOQ Specialist, we’re all about our clients. Our national team of dedicated corporate health bankers live and breathe healthcare. Our depth of expertise and conscientious approach means you are in the best of care when it comes to your financing requirements.

We are proud to support a number of leading operators in their respective fields as well as select medical and healthcare aggregators to listing or buyout stage.

Our expertise extends across the entire health industry

  • Specialist medical, particularly ophthalmology and radiology
  • General Practitioners 
  • Dental
  • Allied health
  • Land lease communities
  • Retirement villages and aged care
  • Healthcare property
  • Hospitals


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Meet the team


Heidi Samoilenko
Head of Corporate Health

Heidi leads the national commercial health team which supports larger clients with their finance requirements. Heidi is a career banker with over 15 years’ experience and has specialised in healthcare lending and advisory for the last 10 years.

Heidi’s passion is helping healthcare and retirement clients to achieve their goals, whether it be a practitioner-led business or a listed corporate. She has extensive experience in supporting growth clients through to buy out stage and is adept in complex finance structuring, providing an edge over other health lenders.

m: 0448 111 868
e: heidi.samoilenko@boq.com.au


Josh Smith
Senior Corporate Relationship Executive

Josh has extensive experience as a corporate health banker. He has particular interest and expertise in:

  • Providing guidance and solutions to clients with complex funding needs;
  • Supporting high growth businesses with clever structured funding solutions to help them achieve their objective; and
  • Large-scale property development and investment across the health industry.

Josh possesses an intimate understanding of the industry and delivers exceptional outcomes for his clients through his pragmatic and forward-thinking approach. He has extensive experience in managing sophisticated clients and specialises in complex finance structuring, including club and syndicate transactions.

m: 0400 756 578
e: joshua.smith@boq.com.au


Gareth Thomas
Corporate Relationship Executive

With a wealth of experience in banking, Gareth’s expertise extends to assisting customers from an institutional level through to SME operators within the health industry. Gareth also specialises in property investment and development.

He is dedicated to developing strong relationships with clients and structuring tailored finance solutions to support their aspirations.


m: 0400 986 020
e: gareth.thomas@boq.com.au


Julia Bryant
Corporate Relationship Executive

Julia is an experienced financial services professional with extensive banking career encompassing Corporate, Commercial & Specialised Banking.

Julia’s particular interest and expertise is in:

  • Understanding the complexities and unique aspects of the health industry to provide specialist guidance and tailored finance solutions to corporate and institutional clients;
  • Supporting the financial requirements of high growth businesses on a local, regional and national level; and
  • Providing finance for large scale property development and investment portfolios across the health industry.

m: 0431 222 021
e: julia.bryant@boq.com.au



Justin Cureton
Corporate Relationship Executive

Justin offers:

  • A strong understanding of the intricacies of business and financial management;
  • A holistic appreciation of clients’ values, goals and aspirations;
  • A passionate approach to assist high growth and emerging corporates with tailored financial solutions to achieve their objectives; and
  • A genuine desire to form strong relationships in order to develop a deep understanding of clients’ financial needs to deliver market leading outcomes.

m: 0431 207 124
e: Justin.cureton@boq.com.au


Sherrill Ng
Corporate Relationship Manager

Sherrill is part of the national commercial health team, supporting larger clients with their finance requirements.

Sherrill is a longstanding team member and offers extensive experience in supporting medical clients with their finance requirements. She offers a strong lending skillset and goes above and beyond to take the work out of the finance process for her clients.

m: 0449 777 307
e: sherrill.ng@boqspecialist.com.au


Cristina Contarino
Commercial Health Executive

Cristina is an experienced banker and has supported a number of long term clients to achieve their aspirations.

Cristina has particular interest and expertise in:

  • Understanding the unique aspects to each business and health sector in order to provide tailored finance solutions;
  • Providing guidance to practices and businesses around simplifying complex finance structures;
  • Supporting clients in their transition from small business to more mature business models; and
  • Offering clever finance solutions to growth businesses to support their goals.

Cristina possesses an intimate understanding of the industry and has extensive experience in managing high net-worth customers and large, complex exposures to deliver exceptional outcomes for clients. Cristina prides herself on developing strong, long term relationships and providing clients with a superior level of service.

m: 0433 024 828
e: cristina.contarino@boq.com.au


Lauren Munro
Corporate Analyst

Lauren is part of the national commercial health team, supporting larger clients with their finance requirements. 

Lauren provides excellent client service through her organised and proactive approach.

m: 0431 071 305
e: lauren.munro@boq.com.au


Michael Bird
Corporate Analyst

Michael is part of the national commercial health team, supporting larger clients with their finance requirements. 

Michael has a wide range of experience, in customer service roles and always strives to get the best outcome for his customers through his friendly and proactive approach.

m: 0422 528 740
e: michael.bird@boq.com.au

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