Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    New Health Service Provider board members

    28/06/2018 5:50 PM
    • 11 new members appointed to Health Service Provider boards
    • Boards continue to drive quality care and financial efficiency 

    A total of 11 new members have been appointed to the Western Australian Health Service Provider (HSP) boards.


    The new members bring a wealth of skills from diverse areas including finance, general management, legal, public policy, academia, clinical and consumer engagement.


    Board members will work closely with board chairpersons and hospital chief executives to drive reform and innovation within their relevant health service.


    In line with the recommendations of the Sustainable Health Review Interim Report, all HSP boards will continue to focus on improving their clinical and financial performance, while also providing greater transparency and accountability to their stakeholders.


    The new board member appointments are:

    • Professor David Forbes - deputy chairperson, North Metropolitan Health Service Board (from September 1, 2018);
    • Professor Selma Alliex - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Dr Christopher Etherton-Beer - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Dr Hilary Fine - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Carol Innes - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Grant Robinson - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Rebecca Strom - North Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Laura Colvin - East Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Mandy Gadsdon - East Metropolitan Health Service Board;
    • Kelly Howlett - WA Country Health Service Board; and
    • Dr Diane Mohen - WA Country Health Service Board. 

    After making significant contributions to their HSP boards, and the wider health system, the tenure of 13 current board members from across four health services, will end by June 30, 2018.


    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:


    "Health Service Provider boards have proved vital in helping us to drive accountability throughout the health system, while also ensuring we deliver safe and quality health services to those who need it most.


    "I would like to acknowledge the hard work of all of our departing, inaugural HSP board members and thank them for their invaluable efforts in steering the WA health system through a period of great change.


    "Their efforts in the early stages of the WA Health's new governance model, have laid the foundations for a more sustainable, accountable and effective health system.


    "I also congratulate the diverse group of men and women who have been appointed as new board members.


    "Each person will bring their own experiences and expertise to the role, and like their predecessors, will no doubt make a valuable contribution to the stewardship of the WA health care system."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500