About the Board

SWSLHD Board Meeting Dates & Minutes


Board Committee Structure

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2021

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2020

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2019

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2018

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2017

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2016

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2015

Corporate Governance Attestation Statement 2014

The South Western Sydney Local Health District Board is chaired by Mr Sam Haddad and the 12 Board members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of the Local Health District. Together, the Board and the Chief Executive are responsible for:

  • Improving local patient outcomes and responding to issues that arise throughout our Local Health District.
  • Monitoring the performance of our Local Health District against performance measures in the LHD Service Agreement.
  • Delivering services and performance standards within an agreed budget, based on annual strategic and operating plans. This forms the basis of our Local Health District Service Agreement.
  • Ensuring services are provided efficiently and accountably. Production of Annual Reports that are subject to State financial accountability and audit frameworks.
  • Maintaining effective communication with local and State public health stakeholders.

Find out more about our Board

E-Mail: SWSLHD-Board@health.nsw.gov.au

 Professor Philip Harris

Mr Sam Haddad

Mr Sam Haddad comes to the District with 30 years’ experience at a senior executive level in planning and infrastructure with the NSW Public Service. He was previously Director General of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure for almost 10 years.
Sam is a fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, and leading international experience in environmental and health risk assessment and management. He participated on a number of Boards.

 Mr John Roach

Mr John Roach

John has had over 41 years of experience working within the NSW Public Service. Throughout his career his interest has been in improving financial management at an operational and executive level and developing commercially focused approaches to the delivery of corporate services and public infrastructure. John has held senior financial positions across NSW Government in transport agencies and as Financial Controller of the 2000 Olympic Coordination Authority. Most recently, John held the position as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Secretary, Financial Services and Asset Management for NSW Health before his retirement in 2018. Along with his appointment to the ABMDR Management Board, John’s other governance roles including Chair, HealthShare NSW, and board member of Health Infrastructure NSW.

 Professor Brad Frankum

Professor Hugh Dickson OAM

Mr Hugh Dickson is a senior staff specialist at Liverpool Hospital in the South Western Sydney Local Health District. He is a conjoint Professor of Aged Care and Rehabilitation in the South Western Sydney Clinical School at the University of New South Wales. He practices as a consultant physician in Ambulatory Care with particular interests in wound care and neuropathic ulceration. His major research interests are in basic measurement in health. He has twice been President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and served two terms as a Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was awarded an OAM in 2017 for service to aged care and rehabilitation, and to medical education and administration.

Professor Neil Merrett

Professor Neil Merrett

Professor Neil Merrett is the Foundation Professor of Surgery and Director of Strategy at the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine. He was formerly the Clinical Dean at Liverpool Hospital and served for 7 years as the Clinical Director of Gastroenterology and Liver Services for Sydney South West Area Health Service. He is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal/Pancreaticobiliary surgeon at Bankstown, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals and is currently also the Program Director of Surgery for the South West Sydney LHD. He is a Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute and a serves on the Cancer Institute Ethics Committee, Upper GI Committee NSWOG, and State Surgical Taskforce. Neil is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Matthew Gray

A/Prof Matthew Gray

Dr Matthew Gray is a General Practitioner in group practice in Elderslie (Camden) and is a GP supervisor/trainer of both GP registrars and medical students. He is currently Chairman of the South Western Sydney Medicare Local and was formerly Chair of Sydney South West GP Link. Matthew is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr David Abi-Hanna

Dr David Abi-Hanna

Dr Abi-Hanna is a Visiting Medical Officer in the Department of Gastroenterology and Director of Endoscopy at Liverpool Hospital. He was the head of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Liverpool Hospital from 2001 until 2011. Dr Abi-Hanna was previously a Visiting Medical Officer at Prince of Wales Hospital. He is a former member of the conjoint committee for the recognition of training in gastrointestinal endoscopy and the immediate past chair of this national tripartite committee. Dr Abi-Hanna served for six years on the written examination committee of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and has been a member of this college since 1996. He is a member of the Gastrenterological society of Australia and the American society for gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is an executive committee member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation.

Dr David Abi-Hanna

A/Prof Shameran Slewa-Younan

Dr Slewa-Younan is currently Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. She has been working as a sessional psychologist to the NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre since 2001 working specifically with Iraqi refugees. Since taking on her lectureship at UWS, she has worked on several projects examining trauma related mental health disorders in this group of refugees, including the measurement of psychological and physiological measures of distress and the refinement of early intervention, mental health promotion and treatment approaches to PTSD in refugee populations more broadly. She has developed collaborative networks with academics at Universities of Melbourne and Uppsala (Sweden) and with NSW Refugee Health Service.

Kerrie Murphy

Ms Kerrie Murphy

Kerrie Murphy is an Official Visitor, under the Mental Health Act 2007, currently undertaking visits into Mental Health units based within Sydney hospitals and to community mental health centres. She is currently a Director on the board of the UNE Foundation. She has held positions as Director on the Board of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and Co-Chair of the NSW Reconciliation Council. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her background was in education serving as School Principal at International Grammar School for 10 years. She has had extensive experience in governance, educational accreditation and registration, as well as in curriculum review and reform.

Max Bosotti

Mr Max Bosotti

Mr Max Bosotti has been the Chief Executive Officer of the ParaQuad NSW (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW) since 2006. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors and has held senior positions in companies such as Telstra, Barclays Bank and Caltex Australia. Prior to his appointment at ParaQuad NSW, Mr Bosotti developed and implemented a strategic pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Sydney including all 39 parishes and its 52 separate charitable organisations.

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