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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 Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women. 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.

Mr Matthew Ames

Position: 
Board Director

Matthew Ames 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.

Nadia Bromley

Ms Nadia Bromley

Position: 
Board Director

Nadia Bromley is the current CEO of the Women’s Legal Service Queensland. A solicitor with qualifications in law and business, she has a broad range of experience across the corporate, profit-for-purpose and community sectors. Nadia has a passion for access to justice, legal services and women’s rights and safety.

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).

She is the Executive Director of Translation at TRI and a Senior Staff Specialist at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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.

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-tier Australian firms, but now practices in his own legal consultancy. Michael has practiced primarily in commercial law, agribusiness, banking and residential aged care.

Ms Gail Ker OAM

Position: 
Board Director

Gail Ker is a renowned leader in multicultural, humanitarian and community services, and is currently a special advisor with The Social Policy Group. She served as CEO of Access Community Services for more than 17 years – where she grew the organisation into one of the country’s leading settlement, employment and training catering to migrants, refugees, and Australian born clients.

Dr Daniyal Mian

Position: 
Board Director

Daniyal is an award-winning project manager with 28 years’ experience in asset, project, program, and design management. While originally qualified in electrical engineering, Daniyal has successfully delivered numerous infrastructure and building multidisciplinary projects in Australia and overseas. Daniyal has also designed and delivered capability development (project management) programs.

Dr Vu Tran

Position: 
Board Director

Vu Tran is a general practitioner based at Springwood. He completed his medical degree at Bond University, and has a keen interest in pediatric medicine, chronic disease management and disease prevention. Vu also has passion for developing new and innovative ways to promote healthcare in the broader community and is the co-founder of a successful workplace learning tech start-up.

Last updated 22 May 2024