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Chris Thorburn’s career in senior and executive health management spans more than 25 years. During this period, she has managed large, diverse, acute and community health services, mental health services and health facilities.
Chris’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Business Administration. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chris has held various senior leadership positions including District Manager (CEO equivalent); Local Health Network Chief Operating Officer; Executive Director of Mental Health and Executive Director of Corporate Governance and Strategy. While in these positions, she has led significant system and service redesign processes, as well as components of national reform projects. She has extensive experience in initiating, planning and implementing projects and reviews in complex environments across a range of inpatient and community service functions.
Prior to commencing as Executive Director, Governance Metro South Health, Chris worked in different executive roles within Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Health Support Queensland.