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Hospital and Health Board

The Metro South Hospital and Health Board sets the strategic direction for Metro South Health and tracks our performance to ensure we meet our targets as set out in our service agreement with the Department of Health.

The statutory role and requirements of the Board are set out in section 7 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (PDF, 1.2MB) and part 2, division 2 outlines its powers and functions. The Board consists of seven independent non-executive Directors. The Governor-in-Council is responsible for selecting the Directors, based on their experience and knowledge, and determining their remuneration.

The Board reports to the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Steven Miles MP. The Board Charter (PDF, 4.12 MB) specifies the role and responsibilities of the Board in detail. There are four sub-committees in place to assist with monitoring the health service's systems of internal control, financial reporting and clinical safety and quality.

Ms Janine Walker AM

Position: 
Chair
Start date: 
May 2017

Janine Walker is a human resources expert with a background in health, academia and broadcasting.

Janine previously held senior management positions including Human Resources Director for Griffith University and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Director of Industrial Relations for Queensland Health, and Industrial Director and General Secretary of the Queensland Public Sector Union. 

Dr Marion Tower

Position: 
Deputy Chair
Start date: 
June 2012

Dr Marion Tower is a registered nurse and an academic. She is currently the Head of nursing at the University of Queensland’s School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. Marion is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at UQ.

Dr Helen Benham

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2019

Dr Helen Benham is an experienced Rheumatologist who divides her time between clinical practice at Princess Alexandra Hospital and translational research into rheumatic diseases. Helen is a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland and a previous NHMRC Translating Research into Practice fellow with a strong research interest in implementation science.

Mr Brett Bundock

Mr Brett Bundock

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2018

Brett is one of the Asia Pacific region’s most influential contributors to the geospatial technology industry. His is a company director with a spatial industry career spanning more than three decades, across four continents.

He is currently the Group Managing Director for Esri Australia and Esri South Asia and is also an active contributor to various community and industry groups.

Ms Helen Darch

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2017

Helen Darch is a prominent consultant with wide-ranging experience across a variety of industry sectors. She established and is the Managing Director of the Nedhurst Consulting Group in Brisbane. Prior to this she was a partner at Niche Consultants; Group Manager, Corporate Communication at Rowland Communication Group; and a consultant at SMS Management and Technology.

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies OAM

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2017

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies was admitted as a lawyer in 1983 and worked in family law and personal injuries before becoming a law academic for more than 20 years, specialising in mediation and dispute resolution.

Iyla is currently the Chair of the All Hallows’ School Board and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, University of Queensland.

Mr Peter Dowling AM

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
June 2012

Peter Dowling is an accountant and company director. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was formerly a partner with international accounting firm Ernst & Young. He is a Centenary of Federation Medal recipient and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for services to accountancy and the community.

Ms Donisha Duff

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2016

Donisha has a background in health policy, planning and management with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.  She has over 20 years’ experience in health and Indigenous affairs working in the Federal government, Queensland Health, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Kidney Health Au

Professor Eleanor Milligan

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2019

Professor Eleanor Milligan is a leader in healthcare ethics, with extensive experience on committees and boards in many facets of health.

Professor Milligan has more than 25 years’ experience across a range of sectors including healthcare ethics, education and professional regulation, and a strong academic background with studies in Philosophy, Education and Science.

Mr Michael Goss

Mr Michael Goss

Position: 
Board Director
Start date: 
May 2020

Michael Goss joins the Board with over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer in large and mid-tier Australian firms, but now practicing in his own legal consultancy. Michael has practiced primarily in commercial law, agribusiness, banking and residential aged care.

Last updated 6 August 2020