The Health Services Association of NSW is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in NSW under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The Association is governed by a Board of up to 14 directors, 13 nominated by its Health Service Members, and 1 each from its Associate Members.
The Board is elected annually at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November.
At the first meeting immediately following the AGM, the newly elected Board elects from among its directors, a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Executive Member.
The Board meets bi-monthly.
Elected Board for 2018-19
Grainne O’Loughlin, Karitane
Robert Mills, Tresillian
Ged Hyde, War Memorial Hospital
Drew Kear, Calvary Health Care Kogarah
Mark Jeffrey, Calvary Health Care, Kogarah
Alison Kent, Northcott
Eileen Hannagan, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Strephon Billinghurst, Hawkesbury
Christine Arnold, Mercy Health, Albury and Young
Steven Carr, St Vincent’sMatt Mackay, Royal Rehab
Grainne O’Loughlin, President
Robert Mills, Treasurer
Ged Hyde, Vice President
Matt Mackay, Executive Member
A/Prof Anthony Shembri, St Vincent’s Health Network
Jorge Aroche, STARTTS
Ron Thompson, HammondCare
The Association has a permanent Secretariat led by Mary Dowling, Executive Director. The Secretariat is located in Sydney.
The President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Director, and up to one Board Member constitute the Association’s Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets on the alternate months when the Board does not meet, and with the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Association.
The Association has developed a number of specialist groups centred on particular health service clusters. These groups allow health service providers delivering particular types of services to meet and network with each other, and to come together as one voice for government on issues affecting these services.