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.

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 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.

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.

Ms Deborah Willcox
Chief Executive, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Ms Wilcox brings extensive senior executive experience in the provision of healthcare services. Her career spans clinical, corporate services, government departments, the research environment and senior government adviser roles.

Ms Kay Hyman
Chief Executive, Nepean Blue Mountains

Ms Hyman has been in her current role since January 2011. She has more than 20 years’ health management experience and provides extensive experience and skill in change management and service development.

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