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Flinders and Upper North Health Network Governing Board Expenses 2019-2020
The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) covers 391,581 square kilometres, taking in the Flinders Ranges, and the north eastern part of South Australia. Communities include:
The governing board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for local decision making. The role of the Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network governing board includes setting strategies and priorities for health services in the region, as well as ensuring the FUNLHN achieves the performance indicators in its Service Agreement.
Mark has a long and diverse history in governance roles, having been: Presiding Member Eyre Peninsula Natural Resource Management Board, Chair Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, and inaugural Director of NRM Regions Australia Ltd, Chair Riding for the Disabled Whyalla Inc and Board member Riding for the Disabled South Australia Inc plus an array of small community organisations in Whyalla. Mark’s professional career is equally diverse – most recently as Executive Manager of the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School. Other senior roles in regional development across the far north, Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula. Mark also held senior roles in Local Government in metropolitan Adelaide.
Suzy holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, and has worked as a lawyer since 1999. Suzy owns and operates Spencer Gulf Law, a diverse legal practice based in Port Augusta with clientele across the FUNLHN region. Suzy brings legal expertise, business experience, and broad local community knowledge to the Governing Board. Suzy is passionate about the delivery of excellence in health services, and the promotion of wellbeing across the FUNLHN.
Geri qualified as a Registered Nurse and Midwife and has a Master’s in Public Health. Her career has had a very strong focus on rural and remote mental health, ranging from clinical roles, management, education, and professional development to policy and advocacy.
Shamus is a Certified Practicing Accountant of over 10 years and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with significant experience in the health sector. Shamus has worked as a Chief Finance Officer in both the public and private health sector. Currently, Shamus operates his own business as a healthcare consultant and brings significant experience in the areas of financial modelling, activity-based funding, activity-based management, commissioning, and performance.
Rohan is a qualified medical doctor who trained and practised in SA before launching his own Medical Technology business which was used in hospitals around Australia and the world. Rohan brings a unique blend of medical expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and technological acumen to the Governing Board. With his extensive background in healthcare and technology industries, he offers valuable insights into the intersection of medicine and innovation. Rohan’s passion for advancing healthcare services and promoting overall wellbeing aligns perfectly with the objectives of FUNLHN.
Kate is a Whyalla local and descendant of the Aboriginal people of the Wiradjuri nation. Kate has broad project management experience and has been involved in promoting and integrating the Medicare financial models in Aboriginal Medical Services to senior clinical staff, peer educators and volunteers in the community. She has also been a key developer for a variety of health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases. Kate is currently working as a Registered Nurse in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.
Craig is a qualified Radiographer who holds experience in the provision of health services and has a long history in the health industry including Chief Executive Officer and Operations Manager, which he held for 8 years. Craig is recognised for his excellence and effectiveness in driving positive change across the industry, enabling remote and rural regions to access eligible services, enhancing clinical service offerings and improving overall health outcome across the Flinders and Upper North region.
Ros has a long history of working at the Port Augusta Hospital, CEO of Quorn and Leigh Creek and Director and CEO of FUNLHN. Ros was involved in preparing the LHN for the transition to a Board Structure until retiring in 2020. During this time Ros has contributed to significant achievements. Her primary areas of expertise is Health Management and holds a business certificate in accounting. Ros has extensive experience in industrial relations and provision of health services and completed a Directors course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) Board meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at a FUNLHN health site. The FUNLNH Board members, CEO and Secretariat also attend each meeting.
The Governing Board includes established committees to assist the Board in performance of the functions.
These committees include:
Each Committee has Terms of Reference outlining their role and they can make recommendations to the Board.
The 2023 Governing Board Annual Public Meeting will be held on:
Thursday 23 November 2023
From 5:30pm to 6:30pm
At the Great Northern Lodge Meeting Room
47 First Street, Quorn, SA 5433
For further information or any questions concerning the Governing Board, please contact Health.FUNOCEOCorrespondence@sa.gov.au