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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the Hospital and Health Board in overseeing the financial position of the health service.

Mr Peter Dowling AM

Position: 
Chair

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 Janine Walker AM

Position: 
Commitee member

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. 

Mr Paul Venus

Mr Paul Venus

Position: 
Committee member

Paul is the Brisbane Managing Partner of law firm Holding Redlich Lawyers. He has more than 22 years’ experience in complex litigation and providing commercial law advice. He specialises in intellectual property, information technology law, commercial law, privacy law, franchising and competition and consumer law issues.

Ms Helen Darch

Position: 
Committee member

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: 
Committee member

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.

Dr Helen Benham

Position: 
Committee member

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.

Last updated 31 July 2019