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AboutThe GCPHN Board

The Gold Coast Primary Health Network's (GCPHN) Board

Gold Coast Primary Health Network is governed by a diverse board with significant experience in primary healthcare and community sectors, with broad ranging skills.
 
 
BOARD CHAIR: Dr David Rowlands, MB, BS (Qld), GAICD
General Practitioner
 
Career Highlights
  • General Practitioner on the Gold Coast since 1989
  • Senior House Officer in Accident and Emergency (UK)
  • Medical Officer Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Significant Achievements
  • Current Chairman, Primary Care Gold Coast
  • Past President, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Previous Treasurer, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Previous Secretary, General Practice Gold Coast
Dr David Rowlands
 
MEMBER: Professor Julie-Anne Tarr 
 
 
Career Highlights
  • QUT Business School Professor (Contracts, insurance and risk, complex projects and governance)
  • Queensland Institute of Medical Research - GM / COO
  • Indiana University, Head, International Programs Office; Professor, Law & Business.
Significant Achievements
  • Board Memberships: HHS (Sunshine Coast), QPharm, QGen, HREC and Red Cross
  • Author: 5 Books and Treaties, 50+ Articles, Law reform reports
  • Project oversight: University of the South Pacific (Tech Park); QIMR ($187m extension)
  • Numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research & contribution to higher education.
  • Foundation staff - Bond University (*Director, Asia Pacific Law Institute)

Professor Julie-Anne Tarr

MEMBER: Kieran Chilcott, B. Edu, D. Management, Cert IV Training, Business, Project Management and Mental Health
Executive Officer
 
Career Highlights
  • Inaugural Chairperson of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
  • Experienced Board member of multiple Gold Coast organisations
  • Current Executive Officer of Kalwun Health Service
Significant Achievements
  • Member, Primary Care Partnership Council
  • 2015 ATSI Student of the Year winner, Queensland Training Awards
Kieran Chilcott

MEMBER: Dr Roger Halliwell, MBChB, BHB, MBA, FRACGP, Dip A&E Med and GAICD
General Practitioner
 
Career Highlights
  • General Practitioner on the Gold Coast since 1996
  • Senior Educator at General Practice Training Queensland
Significant Achievements
  • Immediate Past President/Chair, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Director, CheckUP Australia
Dr Roger Halliwell
 

MEMBER: Dr Sue Gardiner (MBBS, DFFP, MRCGP, FRACGP)
General Practitioner
 
Career Highlights
  • GP, Runaway Bay Doctors Surgery since 1999
  • Roles at Bond and Griffith Universities
  • GP at Ashmore Family Practice
  • Medical registrar in charge of the Coronary Care Unit for two years in the UK
Significant Achievements
  • Treasurer/Board member, General Practice Gold Coast 2003 - 2011
  • Ministerial appointment to Gold Coast HCC
  • Chair, GP Council
  • Member, Primary Care Partnership Council

Dr Sue Gardiner

MEMBER: Victoria Beedle BA (Hons), Dip M, MAICD, Chief Executive Officer and Director 
 
Career Highlights 
  • Current Chief Executive Officer, Melanoma Patients Australia Limited
  • Current Advisory Board Member, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland 
  • Current Board Member and Co-Chair of the Awareness Working Group, Global Coalition for Melanoma Research Foundation, Washington DC, USA
 
Significant Achievements
  • Former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Alzheimer's Australia (QLD) Limited and Alzheimer's Australia Gold Coast Inc 
  • Former CEO/Director Tess Valley Community Foundations (U.K)

Victoria Beedle

MEMBER: Linda Taylor, Dip App Sc (Nursing), BN, MN, Cert IV Training 
 
Career Highlights 
  • General Manager - approximately 1200 FTEs and a budget of $110M (C-Suite role)
  • Director Collaborative Health Education and Research Center, St Vincent's Hosp, Lismore
  • Director Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, St Vincent's Hosp, Lismore (Exec role)
 
Significant Achievements
  • Chair, Primary Care Partnership Council.  
  • Innovative Aged Care work published in Steve Lundin’s 2014 ed. FISH book
  • Finalist in HESTA Nursing Awards 2014 for innovative play up program (humour therapy)
  • Innovative “Live Life” Program that will see cultural change in residential aged services
  • providing a new operational model in preparation for the aged care sector’s reform.

Linda Taylor

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