The National Health Co-op (NHC) is a community owned, professionally run, not for profit and non-distributing, co-operative organisation. Its operations are supported by a dedicated team of professionals based in the NHC’s Corporate Office. The NHC’s Corporate Office is located in Macquarie, ACT.
Core functionality includes:
- Clinical Administration;
- Data Analytics;
- Human Resources;
- Information Technology;
- Operational Support; and
- Site Maintenance.
The NHC’s executive comprises a CEO who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the organisation. The CEO is supported by the General Manager and the Medical Director. The General Manager provides overarching support to the CEO relating to the NHC’s business operations, future development and organisational communications. The Medical Director provides advice to the CEO on all clinical matters and oversees the delivery of clinical services.
The NHC’s executive works together to implement the Board’s strategy whilst managing the delivery of affordable medical and healthcare services to our members.
Mr Adrian Watts, CEO
Adrian has been a director of the National Health Co-op since 2010. He is also an Independent Audit Committee member of the Central Land Council.
Adrian is a Graduate of the Australian National University, holding both Commerce and Actuarial Studies degrees; a Chartered Accountant, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.
Adrian has a strong passion for community development and the building of social capital. He sees healthcare as essential to building communities and is determined to ensure that affordable and accessible healthcare services are provided for all Australians.
Mr Blake Wilson, General Manager & Deputy CEO
Blake has been a Director of the NHC since 2012, serving as Deputy Chairperson for three years. He commenced employment with the organisation in 2016 to assist with the organisation’s development and national expansion.
Blake specialises in business strategy with a focus on innovation, disruptive entrepreneurship and strategic collaborations. He holds business qualifications from the University of Canberra and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Blake has developed a reputation for fostering innovative and creative approaches to tackle problems and developing unlikely partnerships across industries and governments to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes. He is committed to delivering significant social and economic change for the benefit of the entire community.
Dr Joe Oguns, Medical Director
Joe commenced his work at the National Health Co-op as a registered general practitioner in 2012 following extensive work experience and training in Queensland, South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria. Prior to joining the National Health Co-op, Joe practiced at Hervey Bay Hospital Queensland
Joe obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He obtained a Master of Medicine in Family Medicine from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Joe brings essential clinical knowledge and experience to the NHC’s executive that enables decision making to support the delivery of the best possible level of care.