New Chair to head up Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Current board member Sabrina Walsh has been appointed as Chair of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board.

Ms Walsh is joined by corporate executive Rodney Cameron and lawyer Bruce Cowley on the nine-person board.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said:

“As a current member, Ms Walsh brings a strong understanding of the operations of the Board.

“With a strong background in health economics and psychology, Ms Walsh brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the Board.

“She will be a fantastic Chair who will work hard to ensure Sunshine Coast residents continue to receive excellent health services.”

Minister D’Ath said Mr Cameron and Mr Cowley had strong records in leading organisations.

“Both are civic-minded professionals with a genuine interest in representing the interests of their regions,” she said.

“Mr Cameron has more than 35 years’ experience working in sectors including energy, resources, manufacturing and disability services. He has held a host of leadership roles in large organisations, including Autism Queensland and Endeavour Foundation.

“Mr Cowley worked for almost 40 years at global law firm Minter Ellison, specialising in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. He holds several board and committee positions including chair of CPL (formerly Cerebral Palsy League), the Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland and the IDEAS Van Partnerships, a mobile service providing eye health care to First Nations communities.

“We’re fortunate to have such experienced and dedicated professionals on the board.”

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board’s members are:

  • Ms Sabrina Walsh (Chair)
  • Mr Bruce Cowley
  • Mr Rodney Cameron
  • Associate Professor Edward Weaver OAM
  • Mr Terry Bell
  • Mr Brian Anker
  • Ms Anita Phillips
  • Emeritus Professor Birgit Lohmann
  • Ms Debra Blumel

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.

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