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BOARD OF DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT

The Board and Management are made up of a group of inspired, skill-based leaders who bring knowledge, expertise, passion and years of experience to the organisation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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RICHARD ANICICH
AM BCom, LLB, FAICD

Chair
Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Nominations & Corporate Governance Committee

Conjoint Professor, School of Law, Newcastle University

Consultant Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Chair, Committee for the Hunter

Chair, Hunter Primary Care

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DR KIM WEBBER
PhD (Medicine) (Melb)

Deputy Chair
Member, Audit and Risk Committee
Member, Executive Committee

Executive Director, Strategy, Co-Health

Former CEO, Australian Rural Health Workforce Agency

Former Executive Director, Murrayt Darling Medical School

Former CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Rural Health

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MICHELE SMITH, OAM
RN, GCert HlthMgt, FACHSM,

MAICD, CHE

Chair, Clinical Governance Committee

Chair of the Eyre Far North Local Health Network

Member of the SA State-wide Clinical Services Committee 

Member of SA’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

Director of Unity Housing Board

Director of Disability Board Cara Inc.

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DR IAN OPPERMANN
MBA(Lon), PhD (Syd). FIEEE, FIEAust, FTSE, FACS, GAICD

Chair, Audit and Risk Committee

NSW Chief Data Scientist, NSW Premiers and Cabinet

Chair, Standards Australia

Former Chief Executive Officer, NSW Data Analytics Centre

Former Director, Digital Productivity and Services Flagship, CSIRO

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JANE GRAY
MBA (UNewcastle) BComm (CSU) GAICD

Deputy Chair, Nominations & Corporate Governance Committee

Former Executive Director Partnerships, Innovation and Research, Hunter New England Local Health District

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CHRISTOPHER CLIFFE

FACN FCranaPlus FARLF MPCNA MPubHealth (JCU) DipHealthSci (Nursing) (UNISA) GradCertRuralLead (JCU) GradCert (AICD)

Member, Clinical Governance Committee

Executive Locum, Palliative Care

Fmr CEO CranaPlus

Fmr Chair Coalition of Nursing and Midwifery

Fmr Director, Queensland AIDS

Fmr Member, National Lead Clinicians Group

Fmr Member, Preventative & Community Health, NHMRC

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TIM CURRAN

GAICD  MSocialChange&Dev (UON) MBA (UON) BCompSci (UON)

Member, Audit & Risk Committee

Executive Director, Catholic Healthcare (Broken Bay)

Fmr COO, Compass Housing

Fmr CEO, LiveBetter

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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MARK BURDACK
FGIA, GAICD, BA BLegS (Hon)


Chief Executive Officer

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Rural Health, La Trobe University
Associate Investigator, CRE for Stregthening Remote Healthcare in Australia
Member, Faculty of Rural, Remote and Humanitarian Healthcare, Royal College of Surgeons Endinburgh
Fmr Chair, Western Research Institute
Fmr CEO, LawAccess NSW
Fmr CEO, Australian Disputes Centre

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CROYDON DOWLEY
Community Development & Planning

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JULIA FAULKNER
Rural and Remote Health Innovation

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DONNA ARMSTRONG

Accounts

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ROD BLOOMFIELD
Community Engagement

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TRACY HAIG
Telehealth

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CASSANDRA TALBOT
Rural Mental Health, Rural & Remote Nursing, Gender & Sexuality healthcare

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CATHERINE COOMANS

Media and Communications

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CARL MASON
Aboriginal Health

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