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Four board members with chief executive

It was great to have the Mid North Coast Local Health District's new Governing Board Chair Professor Heather Cavanagh and Governing Board member the Hon Luke Hartsuyker in Port Macquarie for their first Board meeting. They were welcomed to Mid North Coast Health by our Chief Executive Stewart Dowrick, Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams and Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan.

New Board members welcomed

Jul 16, 2021

Mid North Coast Local Health District has welcomed a new Governing Board Chair, Professor Heather Cavanagh, whose appointment has been confirmed by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard.

Prof Cavanagh takes over the role from former Chair Warren Grimshaw AM who retired on 30 June after 10 years in the role.

Prof Cavanagh is the former Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Engagement at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and has enjoyed a long career in the tertiary education sector.

She has extensive experience in leadership, governance, risk management, workforce planning, budget development, management and stakeholder engagement.

In her tenure with CSU, Prof Cavanagh led research, community, industry, international and Indigenous engagement and the government relations portfolios.

“I am looking forward to working with the other Governing Board members in overseeing the delivery of health services to all residents of the region,” she said, “I feel honoured to be involved in serving the communities of the Mid North Coast Local Health District.”

Also appointed to the Governing Board is former Federal Member for Cowper the Hon Luke Hartsuyker who is a business consultant with experience in strategic development, legal compliance and risk management.

The MNCLHD Governing Board is responsible for establishing and overseeing the governance and risk management framework of the district, setting its strategic directions and monitoring its performance.

The Governing Board meets regularly with staff during its monthly meetings at health facilities across the district, which extends from the Camden Haven to Woolgoolga.

Prof Cavanagh and Mr Hartsuyker attended their first Board meeting in Port Macquarie on 14 July.

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