Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board to welcome a new face

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board will benefit from the experience and skills of new member Professor Fiona Coulson, with Chair Mr Paul Bell AM being reappointed and seven existing members retaining their positions.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles welcomed the news and said the combination of new skills and perspectives combined with the stability of the reappointments would maintain the strength of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

“Professor Coulson brings a wealth of experience in leading Strategic Development at CQUniversity and has previously held the position of Dean of the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences,” Deputy Premier Miles said.

“I am also pleased to announce the reappointment of Chair Mr Paul Bell, who will continue to guide the Board with his extensive experience across Queensland government-owned corporations and private and public sector Boards.”

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga welcomed Professor Coulson to the Board and thanked the existing team for the dedication to the people of Central Queensland.

“I’m sure the Board members are excited to welcome Professor Coulson, who adds valuable skills and current knowledge in change management and resource planning,” Ms Lauga said.

“It’s a team that has served the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and community extremely well and will continue to do so.”

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board, effective 18 May 2020:

  • Mr Paul Bell AM (Chair)
  • Ms Lisa Caffery (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Fiona Coulson
  • Dr Poya Sobhanian
  • Mr Andrew Ireland
  • Dr Anna Vanderstaay
  • Ms Tina Zawila
  • Ms Leann Wilson
  • Mr Matthew Cooke

The 16 Boards throughout Queensland are responsible under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 for local performance of their health service and the delivery of public health services within their communities.

A complete list of all Hospital and Health Board appointments has been published in the 15 May 2020 edition of the Queensland Government Gazette.

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