COORDINARE Board

COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is led by a skills-based Board which sets the strategic direction, oversees the implementation of strategic objectives and remains accountable for the organisation's performance.

The member-nominated directors bring governance and industry expertise in aged care, education, research and evaluation, and private health insurance. The independent directors bring specific skill sets to complement the existing Board.

Julie White

Independent Chair

Governance and Remuneration Committee

Julie White

Julie White

Independent Chair

Governance and Remuneration Committee

An experienced and successful Chair and non-Executive Director, Julie White has over 40years experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors.

Julie’s non-executive portfolio has a particular focus on the health services sector, and she has developed a strong understanding and experience of the challenges and needs of the sector through many years as both a Chair and independent Board director on a number of health-related organisations within the government and health sectors, in Australia and internationally.

Prior to her non-executive career spanning the last 10 years, Julie had an extensive leadership career serving for 12 years as global head of the Macquarie Group Foundation from April 2001 - December 2011, followed by a role as inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women from September 2012 through to April 2014. 

 

Dr Max Alexander

Deputy Chair

Governance and Remuneration Committee Chair

Dr Max Alexander

Dr Max Alexander

Deputy Chair

Governance and Remuneration Committee Chair

Dr Max Alexander was the inaugural Chief Executive of the Southern NSW Local Health District.

Dr Alexander has been noted for his development of SNSWLHD which was formed in 2011, into one of the leading Local Health Districts in NSW. The organisation continues to deliver high quality services to the community and meets all of its key performance indicators. 

Dr Alexander has worked hard to establish partnerships with the ACT, and Universities which are of vital importance to the organisation's work and the health of the region.

Dr Vicki McCartney

Board member

Clinical Council - Illawarra Shoalhaven Chair

Dr Vicki McCartney

Dr Vicki McCartney

Board member

Clinical Council - Illawarra Shoalhaven Chair

Dr Vicki McCartney has six years' medical experience in Australia, England and Wales prior to commencing in general practice in the Nowra region in 1986. She also has experience as a paediatric registrar at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and resident medical officer at Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children.

Since 1998, Dr McCartney has been the principal medical practitioner of a general practice in Nowra where she focuses on antenatal care, mental health care, paediatric care and aged care, and preventive care for the diverse needs of her patients. She has a particular interest in practice management, chronic disease management, patient focussed health care and medical education.

Dr McCartney is also a passionate teacher of students from the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong where she is a senior clinical lecturer and has over 20 years’ experience as a supervisor of GP registrars.

Dr McCartney has extensive governance experience through her role as Deputy Chair of the former Shoalhaven Division of General Practice and her experience as a Director of Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local from October 2011. She was Chair of the Board of Directors of Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local from November 2012 to June 2015.

Dr McCartney is currently the Chair of the Clinical Council for the Illawarra Shoalhaven.

Dr Amanda Barnard

Board Member

Clinical Council - Southern NSW Chair

Dr Amanda Barnard

Dr Amanda Barnard

Board Member

Clinical Council - Southern NSW Chair

Dr Amanda Barnard brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the COORDINARE Board and Southern NSW Clinical Council. 

Having recently left full time employment as Head of the Rural Clinical School and Associate Dean, Rural and Indigenous Health at the Australian National University, Dr Barnard continues her work as a GP in Braidwood as well as a number of other activities, including work for the Australian Medical Council and membership of the National Rural Generalist Taskforce.

Ms Leanne Wells

Board member

Community Advisory Committee Chair

Ms Leanne Wells

Ms Leanne Wells

Board member

Community Advisory Committee Chair

Ms Leanne Wells is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia. She is a health service executive with over 25 years’ experience. 

Ms Wells has held executive positions within government and in national and state non-government organisations, most recently as CEO of a state-based primary care organisation. Throughout her career, she has worked in the health and social care sectors.

Ms Wells is the Chair of the COORDINARE Community Advisory Committee, as well as a Board Director for COORDINARE, the Ozhelp Foundation, PainAustralia and a member of the clinical governance committee of a major regional aged care provider. 

Ms Wells has tertiary qualifications in communications and business. She is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.

Mr Paul Knight

Board Member

Aboriginal Health Council Chair

Mr Paul Knight

Mr Paul Knight

Board Member

Aboriginal Health Council Chair

Paul Knight has over 25 years of experience in senior management and is currently the Chief Executive of the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council. He is also a director of several private businesses in industries such as property development and management, information technology, tourism and hospitality. He has extensive experience across Indigenous employment, business and economic development.

Paul maintains strong community leadership roles holding Board appointments with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, where he has been appointed Independent Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and has previously held the positions of Chair of Finance and Workforce and Aboriginal Health.

He is a sought-after leader within the NSW community with appointments to the Board of the Illawarra Academy of Sport, the Heritage Council of NSW and the NSW Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. Paul is also a past Board member of the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service.

Paul is taking on the role of inaugural Chair of COORDINARE’s Aboriginal Health Council

Mr John Petty

Board member

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Mr John Petty

Mr John Petty

Board member

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Mr John Petty is a lecturer in management accounting and small business at the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to joining the University, Mr Petty held senior positions in accounting and finance at CSR Ltd from 1975 to 1987. He established his own small business (1987 to 1993) which won him the 1988/89 NSW Small Businessman of the Year award.

Mr Petty was actively involved with CPA Australia as National Vice-President, ex-Chairman of the Management Accounting Centre of Excellence, and Australia's representative on the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Professional Accountants in Business Committee. He has also developed professional development courses for ICAA on The Finance Function of the Future.

Mr Petty assists a number of small and medium enterprises with strategic and business planning processes and installation of better business practices. He is the business mentor and coach at the SsHED, business incubator, judged the 2006 National Business Incubator of the Year.

Mr Petty is a past member of the Compliance Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Australian General Practice Network Ltd, a member of the Transition Taskforce for National Medicare Local Network with the Australian Medicare Local Alliance, and a former Director of the Grand Pacific Health Ltd Board (trading as the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local).

Mr Patrick Reid

Board member

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee member

Mr Patrick Reid

Mr Patrick Reid

Board member

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee member

Mr Patrick Reid is a seasoned industry executive, leader and strategist. He held the position of Interim IRT Group CEO from October 2017 and was appointed as IRT Group CEO on 1 February 2018. Prior to this, he had been a Non-Executive Director of IRT Group since February 2017.

Mr Reid specialises in driving businesses forward to tackle some of the toughest aged care challenges, and does this through sensible implementation of business strategy, governance, operational management, policy design and goal attainment.

Mr Reid has an intimate understanding of the strategic and technical issues within the aged care sector, and the challenges that these present as a business leader in today’s economic and political environment.

He is the immediate past CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), was a long-term member of the Australian Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee, is a former Chairman of the Government’s Aged Care Workforce Advisory Group and was a member of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing. He is a Partner of the Capital Chemist Group, sits on a number of boards as a Director and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Mr Chris Stolk

Board Member

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee member

Mr Chris Stolk

Mr Chris Stolk

Board Member

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee member

Mr Chris Stolk has more than 25 years’ experience in the accounting and finance field, most of which time has been spent working with organisations in the financial services industry.

Currently, Mr Stolk is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Peoplecare Health Limited and is responsible for the provision of all financial management functions of the organisation.

Mr Stolk's specialist skills include management reporting, statutory reporting, taxation and core business planning and compliance. He also has a keen interest in treasury operations. 

Professor Glenn Salkeld

Board Member

Governance and Remuneration Committee member

Professor Glenn Salkeld

Professor Glenn Salkeld

Board Member

Governance and Remuneration Committee member

Professor Glenn Salkeld is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wollongong. He is also a member of the Governance and Rem Committee. 

His professional expertise in Health Economics has resulted in more than 130 publications and more than $30 million in grant funding in his career.

The research of Professor Salkeld has been translated into clinical practice in a broad range of areas from screening for atrial fibrillation using iPhone ECG technology to decision making tools in prostate cancer and hip fracture.

Professor Salkeld’s primary contribution to the translation of evidence (and preferences) into policy and practice is his current work in developing a multi-criteria decision analysis online decision aid. This work is being published in international journals and gaining recognition with the award of an ARC grant on osteoarthritis.

In the realm of pharmaceutical policy, his consultancy work with DoHA has had an impact on the PBAC process though it is for others to say precisely how it has improved the medicine selection and reimbursement system in Australia.

Professor Salkeld has also worked extensively for WHO in teaching economics and evidence-based medicine to health professionals in numerous countries including South Africa, India, Iran, Estonia, China and Hungary.

He was also a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the Essential Medicines Program, a Member of the NHMRC Public Health Panel, a Member of the Bowel Cancer Implementation Committee and a Director of the Board of the Sax Institute. Professor Salkeld is a member of the HMS Advisory Board at Bond University in Queensland.