About the Board

SWSLHD Board Meeting Dates & Minutes


Board Committee Structure

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 Professor Phillip Harris AM and the 10 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.

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

Professor Philip Harris

Professor Phillip Harris AM

Phillip Harris is a Cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of the Central Clinical School, University of Sydney. He graduated from University of Sydney medical school, obtained a Doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and completed his training at Duke University as an NHMRC Fellow.  He has served on the Boards of the Institute of Clinical Excellence, the Clinical Excellence Commission and HealthShare NSW.  He was a member of the Independent Panel advising the Minister for Health on the implementation of the recommendations arising from the Garling Special Commission of Inquiry. He has previously been the President of the National Heart Foundation (NSW Division), the President of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a Board member of the Heart Research Institute.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand. He was appointed to Membership of the Order of Australia in 2009.

Carolyn Burlew

Ms Carolyn Burlew
Deputy Chair

Ms Carolyn Burlew has extensive experience in government environments including over 18 years leadership experience at the Senior Executive Service level in the Queensland and NSW public sectors covering Queensland Health, Queensland Consumer Affairs (Assistant Commissioner), and Premier's Departments in both Queensland and New South Wales.  Carolyn's experience in nursing roles covers clinical, management and leadership having worked in various roles in Queensland Hospitals and the Health Department.   Carolyn is the Independent Chair of the Department of Education and Training's Audit and Risk Committee and an independent member of four other government Audit and Risk Committees. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), was Deputy President of National IPAA and currently Vice President of IPAA NSW. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Paul Harris Fellow.

John Gordon

Mr John Gordon

Mr John Gordon is a chartered accountant and brings financial expertise to the South Western Sydney Local Health District Board. He was a senior audit and assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers with 38 years experience in the provision of audit and advisory services to clients in the consumer & industrial products, services, government and not-for-profit industry sectors. He currently serves as Chair or member of Independent Audit Committees for several NSW State and Local Government Agencies and not-for-profit organisations.

Ms Christine Carriage

Ms Christine Carriage

Ms Christine Carriage is an Indigenous Program Officer of Western Sydney School of Medicine. She is an active member of Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Services and a member of the Tharawal Aboriginal Land Council. She is also Treasurer on the board of directors at Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Service. Ms Carriage has a Dip and Bachelor in Community Management Macquarie University and a Masters of Health Sciences on Indigenous Health University of Wollongong.

Professor Brad Frankum

Professor Brad Frankum

Professor Brad Frankum is Executive Clinical Director at Campbelltown and Camden Hospital. He is a South Western Sydney Local Health District Board Member, Chair of the District’s Research and Teaching Committee, and President of AMA NSW. He was formerly the Deputy Dean, School of Medicine at Western Sydney University, and Clinical Dean at Macarthur Clinical School. Prior to this, Prof Frankum has worked across the District holding a number of positions including Director of Medicine at Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals, and has served as Clinical Director for Complex Care, General Practice, and General Medicine. Brad is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Chair of its Clinical Examination Committee.

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

Dr 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.

Nina Berry

Mrs Nina Berry

Nina Berry has a background in business administration and accounting in manufacturing companies. She also has experience as a community representative in South West Sydney Local Health District as a member of the Community and Consumer Council, the Human Research Ethics Committee and governance committees at Campbelltown Hospital.  Mrs Berry is also a student interviewer for the Western Sydney School of Medicine and one of the Friends of WSU Medical School.

Dr David Abi-Hanna

Dr David Abi-Hanna

Dr David Abi-Hanna is a Visiting Medical Officer 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

Dr 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

Gary Reidy

Mr Gary Reidy

Mr Gary Reidy is the Managing Director of Australasia for Korn Ferry International. He began his career in the Australian Army and was awarded the Military Cross. Mr Reidy later studied law and became a Barrister in New South Wales and Queensland. He held the position of Managing Director for a number of organisations and served on the board of the Central Sydney Area Health Service and the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. He is currently the Chairman of the Berrima Co-operative Rural Society and the Bowral Co-op (Trading) Ltd.

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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