Women's and Children's Health Network

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) is South Australia's leading provider of health services for children, young people and women. The WCHN works in partnership with clients and families, the community and other service providers to promote, maintain and restore health.

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network includes the following health services:

To view comprehensive health information for parents and young people, go to the Child and Youth Health website.

Chief Executive Officer

Ms Lindsey Gough is Chief Executive Officer of the WCHN.

Executive Leadership Team

  • Ms Sarah McRae – Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Mr Patrick Smith  Executive Director, People and Culture
  • Mr Phil Robinson  Executive Director, Corporate Services
  • Ms Jackie Ah Kit – Executive Lead, Aboriginal Health
  • Dr Cindy Molloy – Executive Director, Medical Services
  • Dr Jenny Fereday  Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Ms Natalie Hood – Executive Lead, Allied Health, Complex, Sub-Acute and Spiritual Care

Strategic Plan

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) Strategic Management Plan 2018-2020 (PDF 456KB) outlines the blueprint for staff, consumers and partners to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

The plan outlines the overarching strategic direction for WCHN, as well as supplementary plans detailing the strategic priorities for each of the key divisions.

Annual Reports




Overseas travel reports


For news from the WCHN, go to our News and Events and Publications web pages.


WCHN Governing Board membership

  • Jim Birch AM (Chair)
  • John Bastian AM
  • Susy Daw
  • Dr Stephen Christley
  • Karen Glover
  • Ross Haslam
  • Sandy Miller
  • Brenda Wilson AM

Learn more about the WCHN Governing Board (PDF 307KB)

Governing Board Meetings - Agendas

Governing Board Meetings - Minutes


For further information or any questions concerning the Governing Board, please contact the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

Public Meetings

No public meetings are scheduled at this time.