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Board Members- North West Hospital and Health Service

On Friday 4 June, former Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh was appointed as Administrator in place of the North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS) Board.

Recent board vacancies, including the position of Chair, were unable to be filled during a recent recruitment process. Remaining board members either resigned or were dismissed following the issue of a show cause notice.

Michael Walsh was Director-General of Queensland Health from July 2015 to September 2019.

Over the past 20 years, Mr Walsh has held senior executive positions in New South Wales and Queensland. He has worked as Chief Executive HealthShare NSW and was the inaugural Chief Executive of eHealth NSW. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology, Bachelor of Science in human movement and Bachelor of Education.

Mr Walsh currently provides strategic advisory services to large organisations with a focus on leadership, digital health, governance, strategy, planning and transformation. He is also the chair or member of a number of boards.

He has been appointed for a period of six months.

Last updated: 11 June 2021