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New Board Members appointed

Southern NSW Local Health District Board Chair, Dr Allan Hawke AC, today welcomed four new members of the District’s Board.

“I am delighted that Leanne Barnes OAM, PSM, Lana Callaghan, Terry Clout PSM and Dr Duncan MacKinnon will be joining our Board,” Dr Hawke said.

Leanne Barnes was formerly the General Manager of Bega Valley Shire Council; a position she held for the past eight years.

Leanne has worked in local government and state government agencies since 1978, including with the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation. She has held positions on a number of Boards, where her focus has been on corporate governance, forward planning and culture.

Lana Callaghan leads the Illawarra and Southern areas as Regional Manager of Aboriginal Affairs NSW. She has worked with Aboriginal communities across southern NSW, including Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Queanbeyan and Goulburn for over 30 years, and has developed extensive knowledge and understanding of issues impacting on these communities.

Lana has actively participated in a number of local and regional whole of NSW Government committees and forums where her expertise has added value to work of broader groups. 

Terry Clout was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for Outstanding Public Service to NSW Health in the 2021 Australian Day Honours list. He is an experienced Board Chair/Director in the Public, Private and Not-for-Profit sectors.

He is Chair of Mary MacKillop Place Board, Independent Chair NSW SES Audit and Risk Committee, and Chair of his local Parish Finance and Audit Committee.

Terry established Terry Clout Corporate Consulting in 2015 after a 30-year career leading major NSW Public Organisations. For fifteen of those years he held CEO positions in Area Health Services/Local Health Districts.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon has been a GP in Bega for more than 20 years. He works at the Bega Valley Medical Practice and provides anaesthetic services at South East Regional Hospital in Bega. Duncan is the GP Liaison Officer for South East Regional Hospital. In 2020 Duncan was named NSW/ACT GP of the Year and subsequently awarded the RACGP Australian GP of the Year 2020.

Duncan is also a Senior Lecturer with the Australian National University (ANU) Rural Clinical School, and he regularly participates in primary care research with both ANU and University of Wollongong.

“I have no doubt that the new board members’ skills and experience will add tremendous value to the Board,” Dr Hawke said.

“As incoming Board members, they all have the passion, experience and drive to successfully support the Board’s oversight of health services for our local communities now and into the future.”

The incoming Board members will serve a ten-year term OR serve until 2031.

Last updated: 28 January 2022
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