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).

Dr Kerry Schott

Dr Schott has a distinguished professional career in both the public and private sectors and extensive Board experience as both a member and Chair.

A brief summary of Dr Schott's experience includes 15 years as an investment banker including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia, Chief Executive Officer at Sydney Water and Deputy Secretary NSW Treasury. She was the CEO of the Commission of Audit in NSW which reported to the Premier in 2012 and she is currently chairing a Panel appointed by the Governor to investigate Political Donations.

Dr Schott is currently the Chair of the Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd, a Director of NBN, a Director of Infrastructure Australia, a Director of TCorp NSW, and a member of the Whitlam Institute Board. Dr Schott holds a Doctorate from Oxford University, a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts (first class Honours) from the University of New England. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science(Economics) from the University of Sydney.

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 Karen Crawshaw (PSM)
Deputy Secretary, Governance, Workforce and Corporate

Ms Crawshaw holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, is admitted to the NSW Supreme Court and High Court and holds an unrestricted practising certificate from the NSW Law Society.

Ms Crawshaw has held various government legal positions, including NSW Health’s Director Legal and General Counsel. In 2007 Ms Crawshaw was appointed as a Deputy Director-General and in her current role as Deputy Secretary, Governance, Workforce and Corporate she has policy responsibility within NSW Health for corporate governance, workforce, industrial relations, business reform, asset management and procurement, strategic communications, ministerial and executive services and legal and regulatory services.

In 2012 Ms Crawshaw was appointed to the Management Committee of the Australian Practitioner Regulation Agency. She is also on the board of HealthShare NSW.

Ms Crawshaw was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 for her significant contributions to the public sector.

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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