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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 Yvette D’Ath MP. The Board Charter (PDF, 318.62 KB) 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

Janine Walker AM 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

Dr Marion Tower is a registered nurse and an academic. She is currently an Associate Professor at Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery and an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Prior to this she was Head of Nursing at the University of Queensland’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social.

Associate Professor Helen Benham

Position: 
Board Director

Associate Professor Helen Benham is an experienced Rheumatologist who divides her time between clinical practice at Princess Alexandra Hospital and clinical and research translation at the Translational Research Institute (TRI).

Mr Brett Bundock

Mr Brett Bundock

Position: 
Board Director

As the Group Managing Director for the Boustead Geospatial Group, Brett Bundock is one of the most influential contributors to the APAC region’s rapidly growing spatial technology industry. He is an experienced company director, having served on both boards and board subcommittees for the spatial industry and Boustead Singapore.

Mr Colin Cassidy PSM

Position: 
Board Director

Colin Cassidy is a former public sector senior executive with almost 40 years of leadership experience across a diverse range of disciplines at state, regional and local government levels.

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies OAM

Position: 
Board Director

Adjunct Professor Iyla Davies was admitted as a lawyer 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 a non-Executive Director of UQ Residences Ltd, a Trustee Director of Mercy Ministry Companions and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, University of Queensland.

Ms Donisha Duff

Position: 
Board Director

Donisha Duff has a background in health policy, planning and management, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. She has more than 20 years’ experience in health and Indigenous affairs, working in the Federal and State governments and the non-government, community-controlled health sector.

Mr Michael Goss

Mr Michael Goss

Position: 
Board Director

Michael Goss joined the Board with over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer in large and mid[1]tier Australian firms, but now practices in his own legal consultancy. Michael has practised primarily in commercial law, agribusiness, banking and residential aged care.

Mr Matthew Ames

Position: 
Board Director

Matthew has demonstrated a passion for providing a voice for health consumers to help Queenslanders. He is an experienced executive with a background in Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Risk Management.

Last updated 26 February 2024