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New Board members appointed to Brisbane South PHN

The Brisbane South PHN Board has welcomed four new Board members: Dr Neil Carrington, Associate Professor Chris Freeman, Cheryl Herbert and Professor Claire Jackson.

Brisbane South PHN Board Chair Professor Cindy Shannon confirmed the appointments at the Annual General Meeting, saying “Our new directors’ expertise in primary care, leadership and health service reform – as well as their experience in the health, research and not-for-profit sectors – will be an immense asset to the PHN”.

“The Board, Executive Leadership Team and Brisbane South PHN staff welcome the new directors and look forward to being guided by their experience and expertise as we continue to work in partnership with health professionals and communities to improve health outcomes in our region.”

  • Dr Neil Carrington has an international reputation as a leader and over 20 years of successful experience in an International Research Organisation, hospitals and universities; for the last 10 years Dr Carrington served as CEO of a National Charity: Act for Kids. Dr Carrington has a PhD and four additional tertiary qualifications in education/psychology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Carrington will also serve as Chair of Brisbane South PHN’s Governance, People and Culture Committee.
  • Associate Professor Chris Freeman is an established leader with a strong track record in the primary care sector. He works as a Consultant Practice Pharmacist in Brisbane’s south, and as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. Associate Professor Freeman has a PhD, a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. Associate Professor Freeman will also serve as a Member of Brisbane South PHN’s Governance, People and Culture Committee.
  • Cheryl Herbert has been a Board director for over two decades and CEO for over 20 years for various organisations, including Anglicare, the Health Quality and Complaints Commission and the Institute for Healthy Communities. Her background is in community health, acute health and health leadership. Ms Herbert has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Diploma in Applied Science and qualifications is midwifery and nursing. Ms Herbert will also serve as Chair of Brisbane South PHN’s Community Advisory Council.
  • Professor Claire Jackson has been extensively involved in health services research and reform for over 20 years. A general practitioner in the Brisbane South PHN region, Professor Jackson has been a member of both the Primary Health Care Advisory Group and the National Primary Care Strategy ERG – guiding forces behind Australia’s national primary care agenda. She has a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, Master of Public Health and qualifications in management and health economics. Professor Jackson will also serve as Chair of Brisbane South PHN’s Clinical Advisory Council, and as a Member of the Nominations Committee.

For more information contact: Janelle Black, Company Secretary,

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