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Katherine Colbert to lead West Wimmera Health board

Katherine Colbert is West Wimmera Health Service’s new president. 

Mrs Colbert takes the top job after six years of service on the board. 

Anne Rogers leaves the role after three years and remains on the board. Joanne Herbert is vice-president. 

“While the challenges in healthcare are substantial, we have some exciting projects in the pipeline that will cement us as a leader in quality healthcare for the region,” Mrs Colbert said. 

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Two new directors have also joined the board. Matthew Jukes, based in Mildura, has expertise in financial management and accounting, asset management and corporate governance along with 20 years of experience working in finance. Gary Simpson, of Stawell, has experience in audit and risk management, clinical governance and community services. 

They join board members Michelle Coutts, Carlee Kennedy, John Millington, Sharon Tooley and Felicity Walsh. 

There are also seven board sub-committees – an executive committee, finance and audit committee, quality and safety governance committee, project control group, and three community advisory committees in Kaniva, Nhill and Minyip, Murtoa and Rupanyup. 

The committees play a variety of roles in the strategic direction of the health service.

The entire August 3, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!