For more than 30 years Stewart Dowrick has been at the forefront of the delivery of health services across metropolitan, regional and rural NSW.
Appointed Chief Executive of the Mid North Coast Local Health District in January 2011, Mr Dowrick works closely with a range of stakeholders and the community to provide healthcare through strategic and transformational leadership.
In recent years, Mr Dowrick has led the health district through challenging times as the region faced natural disasters including bushfires and flood events, and the ongoing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
A passionate advocate for the health sector, Mr Dowrick sits on a range of local, regional and state committees and has an interest in higher education and research.
Mr Dowrick holds degrees from the University of NSW and University of Newcastle and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In December 2019, he received the honorary award of Doctor of Health Studies in recognition of his significant contribution to the health sector and his advocacy for greater access to quality healthcare for regional communities.