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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

Mr Peter Dowling AM

Start date: 
June 2012

Peter Dowling is an accountant and company director. He is a Fellow of both Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and 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.

Peter has a number of other board and audit and risk committee appointments.

He is a Director of TAFE Queensland, Healthdirect Australia and Lexon Insurance. He is also Chair and / or member of a number of State and Local Government Audit and Risk Committees. Peter is also the Queensland Honorary Consul for Botswana.

Ms Janine Walker

Janine Walker AM

Commitee member
Start date: 
May 2016

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. She also worked as a broadcaster and columnist, and served for six years on the Board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and for four years as Chair of the Corporation’s Audit Committee. She has held a range of board and committee appointments including membership of the Vocational Education Training and Employment Commission, Chair of the Australia New Zealand Foundation, and Board Member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Janine is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Business School, chairing events, providing guest lectures and supporting research. She is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute and Australian Institute of Management and currently serves as a Council Member at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School.

Mr Paul Venus

Mr Paul Venus

Committee member
Start date: 
June 2017

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.

Paul is a recognised industry expert in relation to intellectual property law and technology, media and telecommunications law. He represents ASX listed companies, multinational chemical and technology companies, government agencies and private companies.

Paul is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and an accredited and highly experienced mediator with the Office of Franchise Mediation Adviser.

Last updated 9 August 2017