Our people

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Our Board

Board of Directors

Brisbane South PHN is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of experienced health professionals and accomplished business experts who have a wealth of experience working in our region.

Board biographies

Ms Renee Blackman (Board Director)

Ms Fiona Evans (Chair)

Mr Nino (Anthony) Di Marco

Ms Kay Toshach

Associate Professor Chris Freeman

Dr Dana Newcomb

Dr Dilip Dhupelia

Ms Kerrie Mahon

Our structure

Our organisational structure was adopted to align with our strategic plan and ensure we are well-placed to respond effectively to known and emerging community health care and health system needs. The structure allows Brisbane South PHN to identify community needs, engage and work with primary health care providers and local communities to identify health priorities and take action to improve regional health outcomes.

Our councils

Brisbane South PHN has two councils that provide expert advice and recommendations to the Board on a range of clinical and community issues. The Board uses the Council’s guidance to inform decision-making and assist in developing strategies that respond to specific regional health needs.

Our Clinical Advisory Council

The Clinical Advisory Council is GP-led and advises the Board on clinical and operational issues. Key focus areas for the Council include:

  • identifying regional strategies to improve the operation of the health care system for patients
  • facilitating more effective and integrated primary health care networks to reduce avoidable hospital attendance
  • identifying strategic, cost-effective investment and innovation opportunities to improve health services.

Clinical Advisory Council members

Our Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council advises the Board on community and consumer issues. Key focus areas for the Council include:

  • identifying local strategies to improve the operation and integration of the health care system for patients
  • promoting and facilitating more effective patient-centred care throughout the primary health care network and decision-making processes
  • identifying cost-effective, locally relevant investment and innovation opportunities that align with the values, needs and expectations of the local community.

Community Advisory Council members

Our leadership team

Brisbane South PHN’s leadership team are experienced and well-respected professionals in their fields with demonstrated skills in providing strategic leadership and working collaboratively across the health sector to respond to the local health needs of our region.

Our leadership team

Our members

Brisbane South PHN has 22 members. Members have broad responsibility for supporting our organisation and are encouraged to provide advice to the Board in key areas of policy, health reform and other relevant professional issues.

Members are typically businesses in our region that are not-for-profit or peak bodies with a significant interest in primary health care whose purpose or mission is representative of a sector, profession or industry and aligns with Brisbane South PHN’s purpose.

Members are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other meetings convened by the Brisbane South PHN Board of Directors, and they maintain a role in Board governance.

Brisbane South PHN also provides members with:

  • opportunities to have input on issues relating to the region, including participation in subject-specific expert reference panels
  • partnerships and joint investment opportunities
  • invitations to attend professional development and networking events relevant to their sector.