Corporate Structure

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:

The Executive

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. 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.


Ms Greta Evans, General Manager, Operations and Human Resources

Greta commenced working with the National Health Co-op in October 2015. Greta oversees the NHC’s operations and human resources.

Greta has over 18 years’ experience in Executive Management and Human Resources and holds a Diploma in Human Resources.

Greta has a strong commitment to excellent customer service and a keen sense of the NHC’s vision and strives to translate this into plans, actions and success.






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 is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds an Australian Medical Council Certificate.

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.