Linda is an experienced board and audit committee member. She is currently a member of the Department of Defence First Principles Review Oversight Board and Canberra Cemeteries Board. She is Chair of the Canberra Cemeteries Audit Committee and a member of Carer’s Australia Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.
Linda is currently a senior consultant with Bull and Bear Special Assignments (BBSA). She has advised Commonwealth and State Government agencies on strategic issues, change management, learning and development and board governance.
Linda held a variety of roles in the Australian Public Service and was the General Manager of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU).
Linda was a senior executive with the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC), the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Transport and Regional Services. Some of Linda’s achievements include successfully negotiating the National Partnership Agreement for Essential Vaccines, and the purchase of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine in response to the WHO declared pandemic, leading the development of two tranches of Private Health Insurance reform, being part of the Sydney airport sales team, and designing and implementing the Air Passenger Ticket Levy introduced after Ansett Airlines collapsed. These roles gave Linda significant exposure to ministers, the workings of ministerial offices and the skills necessary to effectively manage State/Territory, international, commercial and community stakeholder relations.
Georgina McKenzie is a successful strategic executive whose career has consisted of positions in which Georgina has demonstrated the development and application of strategic thinking, business and policy skills and achieving a high standard of business-as-usual financial management whilst simultaneously delivering on multiple strategic and operational outcomes that have impacted positively on an organisation’s performance.
Georgina’s formal training includes the completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course, Prince2 Practitioner – Project Management, a Masters in Business Administration, the completion of the Chartered Accountants Program leading to the title of Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.
Georgina is committed to giving back to the ACT community as demonstrated through her previous volunteer work as Director/Treasurer on the SIDS and Kids ACT Board (a not for profit organisation) and as a current board member on the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority (ACT Government).
John Angley has a mix of experience, skills and interests that align with the goals of a member-based organisation like the National Health Co-op.
“I have joined the Co-op’s Board so I can work with the Board and with Co-op members to offer a range of services that meet our members’ needs and serve the communities in which we live.
I recently finished a long career in the Australian government so I have a range of experiences which I think will be useful to the Board’s work in leading the Co-op: health policy (funding and systems); ‘how government works’ (decision processes, influencers, program design, funding); finance and budgeting; management and team leadership (big program budgets, large and dispersed teams); stakeholder relations; marketing, communications and brand promotion.”
|Katy brings a mix of clinical health and senior management experience. She has had a diverse nursing career working in both the public and private health care sectors across three states and the ACT, in acute care and community settings. Following this, she had a broad Commonwealth Public Service career spanning the Departments of Health and Ageing, Education, Human Services and Finance with over 10 years working at the Senior Executive Service level. She then worked for Diabetes Australia managing the National Diabetes Services Scheme.|
She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course, and has Registered Nurse, Midwifery and Maternal and Infant Welfare qualifications and a Master of Health Administration and Informatics.
Tony has had a diverse range of experience in the private and public sectors, with most recent roles as a National Manager of Data and Research in the Department of Human Services, and as a consulting Director with Price Waterhouse Coopers.
“My strongest area of interest and experience is in the human factors in health and social services delivery. In particular I am interested in how well organisations support their people, and I have conducted research into effect of culture and people management in driving organisational performance. I have also conducted work on Health program performance and patient and economic value in healthcare. I have developed and implemented allied health assessment programs for the Commonwealth. I believe that the future of healthcare involves growing opportunities in the use of data and technology, and growing challenges in respect of privacy and patient autonomy.”
Rosemary has substantial experience as an executive and clinician, in the government and not-for-profit health and community sectors. Her strengths include consulting and engagement, development and implementation of key organisational governance and financial management.
“As a strategic leader, I am conscious of the challenges facing the health care system and the need to consider consumers of the NHC, in developing strategy and governing. A major strength of the Co-Op is that it is owned by the members, thus providing empowerment, access and partnership throughout the health care journey. As a health leader and member of the NHC, my focus is on quality and safety assurance in both the clinical and corporate arena to best serve the members and the continued growth of the organisation.”
Jude is the founder/director of Think Act Relate, a small business offering consultancy services in digital transformation, change management and coaching, as well as data management services, principally to government agencies. She leads transformative change, whether focused on organisational or personal transformation. Think Act Relate supports public and private organisations undergoing significant transformation, whether organisational integration, cultural or business driven change.
Michael along with his wife set up the first private ambulance service of the modern era in Australia and saw it grow to a national company. He is passionate about ensuring that quality healthcare remains affordable to all in the community.
Michael is an Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority Registered Paramedic and has a practising certificate as an Intensive Care Flight Paramedic. He also holds a Diploma of Paramedicine (Ambulance), an Advanced Diploma of Paramedicine (Ambulance) and a graduate Diploma of Sport Science (Coaching).
Michael is a full member of the following professional bodies having met the required professional standards:
- Member Australasian College of Paramedicine (M ACP)
- Member International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (M IAFCCP)
- Member Safe Airway Society (M SAS)
- Member Australasian College of Paramedic Practitioners (M ACPP)
Craig Thomler has had a long association with the NHC as a member, which he joined with his family in 2010 shortly after moving to Canberra. Professionally he has over 25-years’ experience in digital and innovation strategy and delivery, working within government, corporate, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial sectors at senior and board levels.
His interest in health practice grew from developing and implementing the digital component of the National Health consultation in 2010 and subsequently leading the digital communications practice for the Australian Department of Health, more recently consulting to the Australian Digital Health Agency. He currently advises the UN Development Program in the implementation of digital transformation in South-East Asian nations and is a co-founder of an AI-focused start-up.
His previous experience on Boards includes leading roles on Advisory Boards for several not-for-profits and as an Executive Director on the board of a public unlisted petroleum exploration company. He is currently undertaking the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course to support his effectiveness on the NHC Board.
Craig brings to the Board a strong business strategy and innovation background, with a commitment to the effective use of digital platforms to improve the delivery of health services. His passion for the NHC stems from his family’s experiences as members and his strategic roles in developing and communicating health policy for the Australian Government.
The NHC is overseen by a Board of nine Directors elected by members.
Directors govern on behalf of the Members. All Directors must comply with basic legal requirements under the Co-operatives National Law (ACT) Act 2017 which specifies a duty to act in good faith and honesty, act with care and diligence, avoid a conflict of interest, not to abuse a corporate opportunity or misuse information, and not to trade while insolvent.
Chair Audit and Risk Committee
Our cooperative structure allows members to contribute to governance of the NHC
We’re proudly member-owned and our cooperative constitution ensures that we operate for the benefit of members.
A core benefit in joining the NHC is owning a part of the cooperative structure. At a time when our society has made healthcare unaffordable for many people, this is your chance to give back and contribute to an essential service. As a member you can vote in the Board election, which is held each year at our Annual General Meeting. The elected Board Directors are responsible for setting the strategic direction, establishing effective governance, evaluating performance and assuring financial sustainability for the business.
Full details on membership entitlements are included within the NHC Rules.
As a member-owned cooperative and a registered charity we provide full transparency on our financial and business performance. This included in our Annual Report, which is presented to members each year at the Annual General Meeting.