Rebecca Graham joins Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network officially in 2019

Rebecca Graham appointed Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network chief executive officer.

Rebecca Graham appointed Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network chief executive officer.

Rebecca Graham will join the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (LHN) as chief executive officer in full capacity mid next year.

Ms Graham will be the interim CEO from December 24 to June 2019 until the new governing boards are fully established from July 1.

She takes over from Debbie Martin who will act as the Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN deputy CEO from January 2 to June 20, 2019. 

Other newly appointed chief executive officers to join Country Health SA LHN are:

  • Verity Paterson, Eyre and Far North
  • Ros McRae, Flinders and Upper North
  • Wayne Champion, Riverland Mallee Coorong
  • Ngaire Buchanan, South East
  • Roger Kirchner, Yorke and Northern

According to chief executive Dr Chris McGowan, all are high calibre, strategic leaders with extensive experience managing regional health care services in country SA, and are well-known within the country health community.

“They understand the challenges and triumphs of delivering high quality health care to country South Australians, close to home,” he said.

The regional CEOs will:

  • Be accountable to the Governing Board of their regional LHN for the provision, management and administration of health services
  • Be responsible for achieving the overall performance of the public health system for the LHN and as part of country South Australia and the whole South Australian health system
  • Manage operational planning, implementation, staffing, budgets and resources to ensure the provision of coordinated health services for the overall performance of the LHN
  • Provide operational leadership to the LHN and be responsible for the sound governance and management of the network.

Each of the LHN Governing Board chairs led the selection panels for their respective CEOs.

For for more details about the reform process, email HealthGoverningBoards@sa.gov.au.