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).

Mr John Roach (Chair)

Throughout Mr Roach’s career his interest has been in improving financial management at an operational and executive level and developing commercially focused approaches to the delivery of corporate services and public infrastructure. Over the last nine years, he has been part of the Ministry of Health Executive Leadership team and has been at the forefront of managing the financial impact of organisational change, the establishment of organisational-wide financial systems and improving the financial stability of NSW Health. In 2012, Mr Roach was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to public sector financial management and accountability in New South Wales.

Roles held by Mr Roach in NSW Health over the last 18 years have included: Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Secretary, Financial Services and Asset Management, NSW Health; Chief Executive of the former Health Support Services (now HealthShare NSW and eHealth); Director, Financial & Corporate Services of the former South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service and Director, Finance, NSW Health.

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.

Mrs Zorana Bull
Independent Member

Zorana is an Oxford-educated engineer who is passionate about business performance, strategy and transformation. She has over a decade of NED experience with private sector, government and not-for-profit industries and is a Fellow with AICD. She brings to the Board a keen understanding business reform, productivity improvement, supply chain efficiencies, major capital program delivery, leadership development and corporate governance.

Zorana is Managing Director of a boutique strategy consulting firm in Australia. She was previously a global Partner with a $500M global technology & consulting firm and Chief Operating Officer of the Australian business. Zorana is a Non-Executive Director with Port Authority of NSW, AirRoad Pty Ltd and Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

Mr Conrad Groenewald
Independent Member

Conrad Groenewald has been working with James Hardie since January 2015 as General Manager, Asia Pacific. As General Manager for Asia Pacific based in Sydney, Australia, Mr. Groenewald has responsibility for running the Company’s business across Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and the rest of SE Asia.

Prior to joining James Hardie, Mr. Groenewald held senior executive roles with the shared services entity of NSW Health, HealthShare NSW; initially as the Chief Operating Officer and then moving into the role of Chief Executive Officer. During his time in this role, he was responsible for setting the strategic direction of HealthShare NSW, while ensuring that the 7,000 staff provided professional services to the NSW Health department’s back of the house services.

Mr. Groenewald has an MBA from The Open University UK, an MDP Business Administration and Management from UNISA, and has a Chemical Engineering qualification and Bachelor of Technology in Pulp and Paper from Durban University of Technology.

Phil Minns
Deputy Secretary People, Culture & Governance, NSW Ministry of Health

In his current role Mr Minns’ focus is on the critical priority areas of culture, workforce strategy and capability. Mr Minn’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.

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.

Ms Deborah Willcox
Chief Executive, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Ms Willcox has been Chief Executive of NSLHD since November 2017 bringing to the role her extensive experience as a clinician and as a senior executive. She is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality compassionate public health care.

Ms Willcox’s career spans government and non-government organisations with experience in clinical and corporate services, research, and senior government adviser roles. Ms Willcox has a deep commitment to the NSW public health system and prior to joining NSLHD, she held a number of senior executive and leadership positions within NSW Health including Director of Operations, Sydney LHD and General Manager, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Director Customer Service and Corporate Governance HealthShare NSW, and Director Executive and Ministerial Services, NSW Health.

Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque
Chief Executive, Agency for Clinical Innovation

Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque joined the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation as Chief Executive in June 2017. He was previously Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information between 2013 and 2017. He brings to the ACI leadership in healthcare system analysis and improvement, combining experience in clinical practice in refugee health and tropical medicine, in clinical governance and in academic research. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity of the University of New South Wales.

Dr Levesque has a Medical Degree, a Masters in Community Health and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He is a member of the Strategic Analytic Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Health Information and a member of the HealthShare NSW Board.

Prior to joining NSW Health, he has held senior positions responsible for publicly reporting information about the Canadian health system at the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and the Commissaire a la santé et au bien-etre du Québec and was a Visiting Academic at the University of Melbourne.

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