The National Health Co-op 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 Corporate Office, located in Macquarie, ACT.
Alison Wright, CEO National Health Co-op
Alison is a leader in strategic thinking with extensive international experience in delivering expert counsel and management in complex, challenging and culturally diverse environments. She joined the National Health Co-op in December 2019 as interim CEO.
Prior to her work with the National Health Co-op, Alison was the Assistant Director of the National Gallery of Australia, shaping and delivering major strategic initiatives for the nation’s largest visual arts institution for five years. Alison also sits on the Board of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service in the ACT.
An experienced leader, business executive and entrepreneur, Alison has held leadership roles in various sectors and organisations in Australia and Asia including the ABC, Visteon Corporation, Australian Grand Prix and Red Bridge Communications, with a strong record of shaping strategy, commercial management, partnerships and stakeholder relations.
Dr Joe Oguns, Medical Director National Health Co-op
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 in 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 National Health Co-op’s Executive that enables decision making to support the delivery of the best possible level of care.
Phillip McCorkell FCPA, COO National Health Co-op
Phillip is an operations and finance expert with experience in executive roles across the private, not-for-profit and government sectors. He joined the NHC in February 2020 and has functional responsibility for Operations, Finance, ICT and Property whilst working closely with the CEO on business strategy, governance and stakeholder management.
Phillip is passionate about the healthcare industry, having previously held senior roles at Lifeline Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Royal College of Nursing Australia and the Australian Divisions of General Practice Ltd. His time in these roles provides a comprehensive understanding of the health sector and the importance of effective stakeholder relationships, staff engagement and business management to deliver success therein.
Outside of the office Phillip is dedicated to the local community and has held volunteer roles on the boards of Mountain Bike Australia and Lifeline Canberra.