Board Director - Western Health Alliance Limited

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Western Health Alliance Limited (WHAL) is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in 2015. The company operates the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN), which is one of 31 PHNs across Australia funded by the Australian Government. 

Established in July 2015, WNSW PHN's key objectives are increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of primary health care services for patients in western NSW, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving the coordination of care to ensure that patients receive the right care in the right place and at the right time. Our PHN serves a large geographic region covering rural and remote western NSW. More information on WNSW PHN is available on our website

The WHAL board of directors currently comprises eight members with primary health care practice, policy, legal, business and financial experience as well as knowledge of the region's community and healthcare sector. 

We are inviting expressions of interest for an additional director to be appointed to the board. Appointed directors are selected to provide input to the board in areas where current directors believe there may be a gap. 

The area of expertise currently required is a business professional living or working in western NSW with skills inclusive of a special interest in one or more of the following: 

  • business development and growth;
  • knowledge management
  • marketing, branding and stakeholder engagement
  • innovation and entrepreneurship

Preferably, the successful applicant will have a strong network connection with the health, aged care, life science and/or social service sectors and have an understanding of the diversity of the geographic area covered by Western NSW PHN. 

Directors are expected to demonstrate:

  • best practice corporate governance, with AICD Company Director's Course qualifications or equivalent;
  • financial literacy to the level expected of a director;
  • sound judgement and a commitment towards integrity and high ethical standards;
  • commitment and a capacity to devote time and energy to the role of director;
  • effective communication skills; preparedness to ask questions, challenge and probe management and fellow directors;
  • ability to negotiate outcomes and influence others;
  • ability to critically analyse complex and detailed information, distil key issues and developinnovative approaches and solutions to problems;
  • commitment to teamwork and collaboration;
  • strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong interpersonal relations; and
  • possess knowledge and awareness of the western NSW region, particularly our Aboriginal communities and the cultural issues affecting the health, emotional and social well-being of Aboriginal people. 

Expressions of interest, addressing the criteria and including two referees, should be provided to: 

Governance Committee

c/ - Company Secretary

PO Box 890


Starting date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Closing date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017
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