Michael Willis is a company director and corporate governance specialist, with more than 28 years of governance experience in industry, financial services and the health and education sectors.
In addition to chairing the Board of West Moreton Health, he currently chairs the state-wide Health Board Chairs Forum and serves in a range of health roles, including the Queensland Health Leadership Board.
He is Deputy Chair of the National Injury Insurance Scheme Qld, also chairing its Audit and Risk Committee, and lectures in graduate programs for the Australian Catholic University.
His career in governance and management includes chairing the boards of an ASX listed company, and a large agribusiness accounting firm. He has consulted on corporate governance to a range of businesses, from ASX listed companies and industry peaks to the not for profit and government sectors. He has been a director and chair of industry peak bodies across finance, aged care and education, and held professional roles in investment banking, finance, risk and education management.
Michael is a life member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). As the National President of FINSIA, he led its participation in the development of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Susan Johnson is a self-employed consultant with a background in law, public policy, research and governance, integrity principles, risk management and effective governance.
She has worked in, and with, public sector agencies for more than 30 years including senior executive roles in research and misconduct prevention at the former Criminal Justice Commission and Crime and Misconduct Commission (now the Crime and Corruption Commission), and she has been involved in major policy reviews for government in the areas of police powers, domestic violence and child protection.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Masters of Business Administration, and has held appointments in professional standards and disciplinary processes in relation to health practitioners and local councillors including:
- more than a decade as a community representative on the Professional Performance and Standards Panels
- recently completing three-year terms as a community member of the Queensland Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and of the Queensland Psychology Board of Australia
- eight years as a member of the former Local Government Conduct Review Panels and six months as Chair of the former Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal.
Susan is a member of the Councillor Conduct Tribunal and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Lyn Birnie is a finance leader with more than 35 years’ experience in senior roles in major mining companies and the major Queensland Governmentowned power generators. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business Administration.
Her career has centred on the commercial and financial management of operations, strategic and business planning and capital investment effectiveness, as well as business transformation and improvement.
Lyn has both led and participated in several governance and assurance committees in the course of her career and is currently a member of the boards of two community organisations. She maintains a strong focus on workplace health and safety, strategy, risk management and organisational performance.
Professor Jeff Dunn AO is the CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Professor and Chair of Social and Behavioural Science in the Division of Research and Innovation at the University of Southern Queensland.
Jeff also serves on the Board of the International Union for Cancer Control and is an Honorary Life President of the Asia Pacific Organisation for Cancer Prevention.
Previously Jeff has served as the CEO and Strategic Reserch Leader at the Cancer Council Queensland, Secretary of International Psycho-oncology Society and Chair of Reach to Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Service. With a central focus on the social and behavioural aspects of cancer control, spanning the continuum of research, prevention, early detection, supportive care and quality of life, Jeff is actively involved in research in this field.
Patricia Evatt has a background in psychology, with a particular interest in organisational psychology. She has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate governance in both the public and private sectors and is a former director of a consultancy company specialising in industrial relations, organisational development and human resource management.
She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Psychology), a Diploma of Psychology, a Master of Organisational Psychology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Patricia is a member of the Ipswich Hospice Care Inc. management committee. She has also been a board member of the former West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local and a trustee and Deputy Chair of the Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, as well as holding a number of directorships in industry bodies in the aviation and real estate
Gerald Holtmann is a medical specialist in the field of gastroenterology with extensive academic and organisational leadership experience. Besides his medical qualifications, he also obtained a Master of Business Administration.
He is Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland and Director of Clinical Innovation for the Health Faculties of the University of Queensland. He also serves on the boards of the Gallipoli Foundation and UQ Healthcare.
Before relocating to Queensland he worked as medical specialist, served on the board and later as CEO and Medical Director at the University Hospital of Essen in Germany and has completed a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He also was Director of Gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide.
Stephen Robertson is a partner in Ethical Consulting Services, based in Brisbane. In 2012, he completed a 20-year career as a member of the Queensland Parliament and was a senior Minister in successive State Governments between 1999 and 2012.
Over the course of his 13 years of Ministerial service, Stephen held the portfolios of Health, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, Mines, Trade and Emergency Services. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, graduating with honours from the School of Modern Asian Studies and is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in International Relations.
Stephen is also former nonexecutive director of the West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local and is currently the Chair of Healthy Land and Water and NRM Regions Queensland.
Sue Scheinpflug has more than 20 years’ experience as a CEO. Most recently Sue was the CEO of Brisbane South Primary Health Network. She is currently a Community Board Member of the Parole Board Queensland, the Chair of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners and a member of the Queensland Mental Health Commission - Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council.
Sue holds qualifications in education and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has held numerous advisory and policy development roles at local, state and national government levels and has won awards as a business and community leader, including the 2009 Queensland Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award.
Dr Cath Hester is a General Practitioner from Karana Downs. She has worked in clinical medicine for over a decade, spending much of this time in the Ipswich region which is also her home.
She currently serves on the Council of her alma mater, West Moreton Anglican College Council.
Cath is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). In addition to her to specialist qualifications in medicine she holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in medical engineering, and further qualifications in child health and governance. She is an ardent supporter of quality in General Practice and has roles as both a RACGP examiner and RACGP Queensland Faculty Council member.
The Board comprises nine non-executive members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services in accordance with the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011.
The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of West Moreton Health, which includes:
- developing, approving and periodically reviewing the strategic plan
- approving West Moreton Health’s entering into the service agreement with the Department of Health
- approving the annual budget
- setting performance goals for West Moreton Health
- decision-making in relation to significant strategic initiatives or matters of a sensitive or extraordinary nature
- oversight of risk management, and assessing and determining whether to accept risks outside of the risk appetite set by the Board
- ensuring the health service has the resources necessary to achieve goals, monitor progress and report outcomes.
The Board sets the boundaries, or key policies, within which West Moreton Health must operate and is accountable for the performance of the health service.
Ordinary meetings of the board are scheduled monthly in accordance with the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Board Charter.
The Health Service Chief Executive and Executive Director Legal and Corporate Governance attend these meetings in an ex-officio capacity. From time-to-time the board considers matters out-of-session by flying minute.
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