About us

Board

Michael Willis
Board Chair
Michael Willis

 

Michael Willis is a company director and corporate governance specialist with over 30 years’ governance experience in industry, financial services and the health and education sectors. He has served as Chair, Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair with several organisations, including the National Injury Insurance Scheme Qld, the Queensland Health Board Chairs Forum, the Queensland Health Leadership Board, Boyce Chartered Accountants, Independent Schools Queensland Ltd, the Asian Securities and Investments Federation and Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). He is also a consultant and sessional lecturer in governance and accounting with the executive education program of Australian Catholic University. As the national president of FINSIA, he led its participation in the initial development of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 


 

Lyn Birnie
Lyn Birnie
Board Member

 

Lyn Birnie is a finance leader with more than 35 years’ experience in senior roles in major mining companies and Queensland Government-owned power generators. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business Administration. 

 

 

 

 

 


Jeff Dunn
Professor Jeff Dunn AO
Board Member

 

 


Professor Jeff Dunn AO is Chief Executive Officer 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 the Union for International Cancer Control as President Elect.

 


 

 


Patricia Evatt
Patricia Evatt OAM
Board Member

 


Patricia Evatt OAM has a background in psychology, with a strong interest in organisational psychology. She has more than 24 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 is currently on the Board of Ipswich Hospice Care Inc. Patricia holds a Medal of the Order of Australia, 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.


 

 


Dr Cathryn Hester
Dr Cathryn Hester
Board Member

 

 

Dr Cathryn Hester is a medical specialist and leader in the field of general practice. She is a practice owner and has worked in clinical medicine in the Ipswich region for more than a decade. Cathryn is a Queensland Council member and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Engineering with honours in Medical Engineering.

 

 

 


Gerald Holtmann
Professor Gerald Holtmann
Board Member

 

Professor Gerald Holtmann is a medical specialist in the field of gastroenterology with extensive academic and organisational leadership experience. Besides his medical qualifications, he has 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 (UQ). He also serves on the board for UQ Health Care.

 

 

 

 


Deanne Minniecon
Deanne Minniecon
Board Member

 

 

Deanne Minniecon has over 20 years’ experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education at a community, regional, state and national level. She is currently the Principal Advisor for First Nations Communities with Health and Wellbeing Queensland and has previously worked with Brisbane South PHN, Queensland Government, the university sector and the non-government sector. Deanne is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. Deanne holds a Master in Health Science (Health Promotion) and a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.

 


Stephen Robertson
Stephen Robertson
Board Member

 

Stephen Robertson is the Director for Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy at Planet Ark Power, a Brisbane-based power electronics and renewable energy technology company. 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 13 years of ministerial service, Stephen held the portfolios of Health, Energy, Water, Mines, Natural Resources, Trade and Emergency Services. He has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Griffith University.

 

 

 

 


 

Sue Scheinpflug
Sue Scheinpflug
Board Member

 

Sue Scheinpflug has more than 20 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer in the human services and health sectors. She is currently the Chair of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, a community board member of the Parole Board Queensland, a board member of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, a board member of UQ Health Care and a member of the Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council for the Queensland Mental Health Commission. Sue holds qualifications in education and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

 

 


    Role and responsibilities

    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 WesMoreton 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.

    Meeting summaries

    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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