Our Governance

The HealthShare NSW Board was established to ensure greater transparency and accountability and includes senior representation from Local Health Districts, the Ministry of Health and independent members with extensive commercial experience. It plays an important role in guiding the delivery of our shared services, and in doing so it helps to enhance the experience of patients and drive greater value for the NSW Health system.

Specific functions of the HealthShare NSW Board are listed in the Delegation of Functions (PDF).

  • John RoachMr John Roach (Chair)

    Prior to his retirement in 2018, Mr Roach was part of the Ministry of Health Executive Leadership team and 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 NSW.

    In his 18 years with NSW Health, Mr Roach's career has 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 HurstMs Joleen Hurst Independent Member

    As a Senior General Manager of Accor Hotels, Joleen brings to the Board her many years of experience in food, linen and hotel operations with a strong focus on customer service and human resources, Throughout her career, Joleen's experience within hotel operations has ranged from people, talent and culture, food and beverage, facilities management, housekeeping, cleaning services and linen, through to full financial responsibilities, commercial and sales, marketing, digital and data.

    Joleen is currently a General Manager for Accor Asia Pacific and has held three General Manager positions within the industry over the past 28 years.

    She also has experience as a board member of the Tasmanian Convention Bureau.

  • Mrs Zorana BullMrs 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.

  • Phil MinnsPhil 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 LudfordMs 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 WillcoxMs Deborah Willcox Chief Executive, Northern Sydney Local Health District

    Ms Willcox has been Chief Executive of Northern Sydney LHD since November 2017 bringing to the role her extensive experience as a clinician and as a senior executive.

    Her 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, held a number of senior executive and leadership positions within NSW Health including Director of Operations, Sydney LHD, 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 LevesqueDr Jean-Frédéric Levesque Chief Executive, Agency for Clinical Innovation

    Dr Levesque has been Chief Executive of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation since June 2017, bringing to the role his leadership in healthcare system analysis and improvement, combined with his clinical experience in refugee health and tropical medicine, and his experience in clinical governance and academic research. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information from 2013 to 2017.

    Prior to joining NSW Health, he held senior positions responsible for publicly reporting information about the Canadian health system. Dr Levesque has qualifications in medicine, community health and public health, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada as well as a committee member of the Canadian Institute of Health Information. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of NSW.

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