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Southern NSW Local Health District Board

Our Health District Board is an important part of the overall management of our Health District. It has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational efficiency of Southern NSW Local Health District.

All our board members are highly regarded in their respective fields and take an active role within our communities.

For more information, please call 6150 7329.

Dr Allan Hawke AC
Chair

Dr Allan Hawke AC

Chair

PhD, FAICD, FIPAA, FIML

Allan was appointed chair of SNSWLHD in  August  2017. He has deep roots in the region having been schooled in Queanbeyan prior to gaining a Bachelor of Science and a PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra.

He has extensive experience as a senior public servant and diplomat.

Allan is the current chairman of the Canberra Raiders rugby league football club, a non- executive director of Lockheed Martin Australia, and a member of the board of governors of the Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA).

Ms Elizabeth Hoskins

Ms Elizabeth Hoskins

BA Bus Acctg Ec, CPA

Beth Hoskins joined the Southern NSW Local Health District board in 2017. She is a member of its Performance Committee and a board representative on the Goulburn Community Consultation Committee.

An associate director with Boyce Chartered Accountants, she has had a long-term involvement in the not-for-profit sector through her honorary roles that focus on governance, strategy and implementing financial control systems. They include the Country Education Foundation of Australia, the Country Education Foundation of Goulburn & District, Country Universities Centre, and Beyond the Orphanage.

Dr Kenneth Crofts

Dr Kenneth Crofts

PhD (Accounting), GradDipApp Corporate Governance, GradCert Public Sector Mgmt, GradDip Info Sys,
M Ec, B Bus, FCA, CIA, CRMA, PMllA, GAICD, AGIA, ICSA, MCSE

Ken is a highly skilled senior manager in governance, finance, audit and risk in the public and for-purpose sectors. He has had extensive involvement in board and non-executive director positions.

Ken has been a member of eight audit, risk or finance committees, chairing three. Specific industry experience includes an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated credit union, community housing, and public sector boards and committees. Ken is a member of the Southern NSW Local Health District Performance Committee, and Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr Geoff Kettle

Mr Geoff Kettle

JP

Geoff was appointed to the Southern NSW Local Health District Board in 2015 and is its representative on the Goulburn Community Consultation Committee.

A self-employed community and stakeholder engagement consultant, he is proactive in the local community. Geoff is a former mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, a member of the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce, the International Police Association, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is chair of the board of Endeavour Industries Goulburn.

Narelle Davis

Narelle Davis

MM, Grad Dip in Public Administration, Grad Dip Community Nursing, RN, MAICD

Narelle was appointed to the Board in January 2019. She is a board representative for the Bombala and Delegate Community Consultation Committees.

Narelle worked for NSW Health for 35 year across a variety of Health Service Management roles in regional and rural NSW and is highly experienced in leading health facility redevelopments.

Margaret Lyons

Margaret Lyons

Margaret lives in Braidwood and joined the Board in January 2019. A lawyer by profession, she spent 20 years in the Northern Territory where she headed the Attorney General’s Department. She was Head of Corporate and Government at Austrade, followed by ten years in the Commonwealth Department of Health, five as COO.

Margaret has extensive experience and skills in strategic and corporate planning, audit, risk and financial management, compliance and governance. Margaret is currently Chair of the Braidwood MPS Community Committee.

Mr Terry Clout

Mr Terry Clout

BA (UoW), Cert. IR, FAICD, FGRCI, FACHSM, FRMIA, CPRM, JP

Terry was appointed to the SNSWLHD Board in January 2022. Terry was awarded the Public Service Medal 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.

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.

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.

Ms Leanne Barnes

Ms Leanne Barnes

OAM, PSM

Leanne was appointed to the SNSWLHD Board in January 2022. Leanne was the General Manager of Bega Valley Shire Council until July 2021 a position she held for the past eight years, leading the Council’s work with community and the region in interagency prevention, planning, response and recovery. Leanne has worked in local government and state government agencies since 1978, including with the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation where she is currently supporting work on the development of a South East Resilience Blueprint.. Leanne is also supporting LGNSW in rolling out their induction and governance programs for new Councillors elected in 2021.

She has held positions on a number of Boards, where her focus has been on corporate governance, forward planning and culture. A previous National team player and Board member with Water Polo Australia (WPA) , Leanne also has a key role working with their elite programs having lead the successful inclusion of the women’s program into the Olympic Games culminating in the 2000 Olympic Gold.

Ms Lana Callaghan

Ms Lana Callaghan

Lana is a proud Wiradjuri woman and feels a strong connection to Walbanga country where she has lived since early childhood. Lana joined the SNSWLHD Board in January 2021.

Lana has worked with Aboriginal Affairs NSW for over 10 years and before that with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Over the years Lana has held positions on a range of community controlled and government boards. She is passionate about advocating for culturally appropriate service responses for Aboriginal people.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon

Dr Duncan MacKinnon

Dr Duncan MacKinnon was appointed to the SNSWLHD Board in January 2022. Duncan 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.

Last updated: 16 September 2022
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