Our Governance

The HealthShare NSW Board was established to ensure greater transparency and accountability, to assist service lines to engage more with Local Health Districts and health agencies, and to be more responsive to customer needs and provide the best possible service.

The HealthShare NSW Board commenced on 1 August 2012 and includes senior representation from Local Health Districts, the Ministry of Health and independent members with extensive commercial experience. It plays an active role in guiding the delivery of shared services, as well as having oversight of activities aimed at improving customer service and the continued creation of value through more efficient services. Specific functions of the HealthShare NSW Board are listed in the Delegation of Functions (PDF).

Phil Minns (Acting Chair)
Deputy Secretary, People, Culture & Governance, NSW Ministry of Health

Phil Minns commenced in his current role of Deputy Secretary – People, Culture and Governance at the NSW Ministry of Health in November 2017. His focus is on the critical priority areas of culture, workforce strategy and capability.

Phil joined Health from the Public Service Commission (PSC) where he was the Deputy Commissioner from 2015 – 2017. Phil was charged with integrating reform and improvement initiatives across the PSC and the NSW public sector to “take performance to the next level”.

Prior to this, Phil was Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Regional Coordination, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) where he had been since February 2012. At DPC he was responsible for the Department’s corporate governance and whole-of-government support functions including strategic communications and advertising, encompassing HR, IT and budget support to the department and ministerial offices. The Group was also responsible for the delivery of some of NSW’s largest events (Australia Day, NYE etc), the NSW Government Protocol function and DPC’s network of Regional Coordinators across the State.

Phil joined DPC from the Department of Defence where he was the inaugural Deputy Secretary, People Strategies and Policy and a member of the Defence Committee from 2008 - 2012. Phil developed with the Defence Committee “Pathways to Change”, a whole of organisation People Strategy, and led the Department’s and Services’ response to cultural issues in the ADF.

Phil’s career has blended time in senior corporate roles within the manufacturing sector (ACI Packaging Group) and within Government (Brisbane City Council) as well as consulting to private and public sector organisations on organisational strategy, cultural change and organisational transformation, talent management, strategic industrial relations and reward and remuneration strategies.

Dr Teresa Anderson
Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District

Dr Anderson has held a number of senior management positions in the NSW public health system including Director of Clinical Operations at the former Sydney South West Area Health Service, General Manager of Liverpool Hospital and Area Advisor, Community Health at the former South Western Sydney Area Health Service. Dr Anderson is a speech pathologist, and is also a Governor of the Centenary Institute and a member of the NSW State Surgical Taskforce.

Ms Joleen Hurst
Independent Member

As a General Manager in food/linen/hotel operations, Ms Hurst has a small customer service and human resources focus. She is currently a General Manager for Accor Asia Pacific, and has held three General Manager positions in the industry over a period of 28 years. Ms Hurst also has experience as a member of the Tasmanian Convention Bureau Board.

Ms Jill Ludford
Chief Executive, Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Ms Jill Ludford has been Chief Executive of Murrumbidgee LHD since August 2014. Previously Ms Ludford was the Director of Operations, Murrumbidgee LHD from 2011 — 2014 and has worked in senior manager roles at a corporate and hospital level. Ms Ludford has qualifications in management, nursing, midwifery, child and family health and women's health and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University.

Mr Danny O'Connor
Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local Health District

Mr O'Connor held previous positions as the Chief Executive of the former Greater Western Area Health Service, and prior to that was General Manager of Concord Repatriation General Hospital, the Sydney Dental Hospital. He was also Director of Drug Services of the former Central Sydney Area Health Service. Mr O'Connor is a member of the Anzac Research Foundation and a surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Mrs Zorana Bull
Independent Member

Mrs Zorana Bull is an Oxford-educated engineer with small commercial and analytical skills. She has nine years of non-executive director experience participating in government business enterprise, state-owned corporate, private sector and not-for-profit businesses and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

As an accomplished executive in professional services, she has delivered over 25 years of strategic advice to government, private and public businesses across Europe, Asia and Australia. She brings to the Board a keen understanding business reform, productivity, supply chain efficiencies, major capital program delivery, leadership development and corporate governance.

Mr Stewart Dowrick
Chief Executive, Mid North Coast Local Health District

Mr Stewart Dowrick was appointed the Chief Executive of the Mid North Coast Local Health District in January 2011. Since 2000 he has held executive positions at Mid North Coast and North Coast Local Health Districts, overseeing health projects from Taree to Tweed Heads. He was also involved in the return of Port Macquarie Base Hospital to public ownership and has overseen the $104M expansion of Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the $81.9M Kempsey District Hospital Redevelopment Project.

Mr Dowrick holds post and undergraduate degrees from the University of NSW and University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Andrew Montague
Chief Executive, Central Coast Local Health District

Dr Andrew Montague is the Chief Executive, Central Coast Local Health District and has extensive clinical and senior management experience within the health sector in New South Wales and Queensland. He has held the roles of director of medical services, Northern Beaches Health Service and deputy director of medical services, Royal North Shore Hospital.

He has studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales. He is a fellow of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

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