Governance

We are accountable to the Central Adelaide Local Health Network Governing Board.

Our board has oversight of our strategy, risk management, governance and performance, and works with our Chief Executive Officer to provide strategic direction for our network. The board is accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

As multi-skilled professionals our board brings together diverse perspectives that span strategic leadership, finance, health services, management, governance, Aboriginal Health and more. The board supports our aim of delivering world-class care and world-class research to improve the health outcomes and wellbeing of our community.

Raymond Spencer

Chair

Chair Raymond Spencer returned to Australia in 2009, following more than 35 years of living and working in the USA, India and Europe.

Raymond is currently Chair of a number of boards, including the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Global Centre for Modern Ageing and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund. He is a Founding Partner of RSVP Ventures and holds the position of Chair or Director in several of its portfolio companies. Raymond completed his term as Chair of the South Australian Economic Development Board in June 2018.

He brings more than 40 years of leadership experience in international business, management planning, technology, finance, organisational culture, and mergers and acquisitions. Raymond is currently the Chair for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Performance Recovery Taskforce.

Michael Reid

Deputy Chair

Deputy Chair Mick Reid is currently the Principal of Michael Reid and Associates, a consultancy firm which has been responsible for the delivery of many health and science projects throughout Australasia, for governments in Asia and the Pacific and with UN organisations.

In 2016, he undertook the SA Public Health Clinical Services Review and currently sits in an advisory capacity on the CALHN Performance Recovery Group. Mick has been Director General in both New South Wales and Queensland, Director Policy and Practice at the George Institute for International Health, Director General for the Ministry of Science and Medical Research in NSW, and Chief of Staff to an Australian Minister for Health. Mick is considered to be an expert in the delivery of public health services in Australia.

Dr Alex Cockram

Member

 Dr Alexandra (Alex) Cockram is a psychiatrist by training, a clinician and a leader in mental health and acute health care. Alex currently provides strategic advice to government and industry in a number of areas including mental health, and alcohol and other drug service system reform and developments for the West of Melbourne. Alex is Chair of Western Partnerships, supporting the Victorian government to plan and invest in communities west of Melbourne.

Alex recently joined the Board of Epworth Healthcare group, and holds a number of leadership roles in the health industry. Alex was Chief Executive of Western Health between 2012-2017, when Western developed a progressive agenda of service system expansion, reform and infrastructure development including the development of the Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education precinct (which will house the Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital), and the announcement to develop the Footscray hospital. Alex brings significant health management, clinical practice and governance skills and experience to the Board. 

Professor Judith Dwyer

Member

Professor Judith Dwyer holds Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy qualifications. Judith has significant knowledge of the governance and management of health care delivery, health services research, health policy, and the health care needs of communities. Judith brings these significant skills, knowledge and experience to the Board.

Judith has had a distinguished career in health management, including Chief Executive roles of Southern Health Care Network (Melbourne) and Flinders Medical Centre, and Deputy Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Between 2006-2018, Judith was Professor of Health Care Management in the Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health, where she has a continuing adjunct role. Judith was awarded the Sidney Sax medal by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), honouring her lifelong commitment to delivering high quality health services in Australia, particularly in the area of Indigenous health.

Professor Justin Beilby

Member

Professor Justin Beilby is a practising general practitioner, board member and leader in primary care/ general practice reform in Australia and has had an extensive senior management career at the University of Adelaide.

In 2015 Justin was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Torrens University. Prior to this, Justin was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences for 10 years at the University of Adelaide, overseeing all academic, education and research programs.

Justin has demonstrated experience and skills in research, both clinical and policy related, workforce planning, financial and people management, philanthropic funding, leading major capital programs, leading change programs and governance. He has broad international experience, establishing educational and research partnerships in the US, Middle East, China, South East Asia and Japan. Justin brings significant skills to improving the standard and quality of health care and tertiary education and research to the Board.

Jane Yuile

Member

Jane has almost 40 years experience as a finance executive. For the last 20 years she has been a non-executive director on numerous boards in a range of industries, and a consultant in governance, business strategy and risk. Prior to that at she was the finance director of a listed technology company and worked for one of the global Chartered Accounting firms in San Francisco, London and Melbourne. 

Jane is currently State Chair (SA) for ANZ Bank and a director of Adelaide Airport and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Jane has a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gavin Wanganeen

Member

Gavin Wanganeen is celebrated former Australian Football League (AFL) player, acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artist and advocate for Indigenous empowerment.

A proud descendent of the Kokatha Mula people of the Western Desert in South Australia, Gavin is a two-time AFL Premiership winner, a member of the AFL Hall of Fame and was the first Indigenous player to receive a Brownlow medal and reach 300 games.

He established the Gavin Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship at the University of South Australia in 2005, to support disadvantaged Indigenous students to complete a university degree, with 45 recipients to date. He became the first Aboriginal ex-AFL player to be elected to an AFL club board when appointed to the Port Adelaide Football Club board in February 2019.

Gavin also sits on the board of the State Theatre Company South Australia and is an ambassador for Wellbeing SA. Gavin also serves on the Reconciliation Action Plan committee of the United Nations Association of Australia, where he is also an advisor. Having retired from the AFL over a decade ago, he continues to inspire and innovate through his work as a contemporary Aboriginal artist.

Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.

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