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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

New Members Appointed To Southern NSW Local Health District Board

Southern NSW Local Health District Board Chair, Dr Allan Hawke AC, today welcomed

four new members of the District’s Board.

“I am delighted that Leanne Barnes OAM, PSM, Lana Callaghan, Terry Clout PSM

and Dr Duncan MacKinnon will be joining our Board,” Dr Hawke said.

Leanne Barnes was formerly the General Manager of Bega Valley Shire Council; a

position she held for the past eight years.

Leanne has worked in local government and state government agencies since 1978,

including with the Canberra Regional Joint Organisation. She has held positions on a

number of Boards, where her focus has been on corporate governance, forward

planning and culture.

Lana Callaghan leads the Illawarra and Southern areas as Regional Manager of

Aboriginal Affairs NSW. She has worked with Aboriginal communities across southern

NSW, including Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Queanbeyan and Goulburn for over 30

years, and has developed extensive knowledge and understanding of issues

impacting on these communities.

Lana has actively participated in a number of local and regional whole of NSW

Government committees and forums where her expertise has added value to work of

broader groups.

Terry Clout was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for Outstanding Public Service

to NSW Health in the 2021 Australian Day Honours list. He is an experienced Board

Chair/Director in the Public, Private and Not-for-Profit sectors.

He is Chair of Mary MacKillop Place Board, Independent Chair NSW SES Audit and

Risk Committee, and Chair of his local Parish Finance and Audit Committee.

Terry established Terry Clout Corporate Consulting in 2015 after a 30-year career

leading major NSW Public Organisations. For fifteen of those years he held CEO

positions in Area Health Services/Local Health Districts.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon has been a GP in Bega for more than 20 years. He works at

the Bega Valley Medical Practice and provides anaesthetic services at South East

Regional Hospital in Bega. Duncan is the GP Liaison Officer for South East Regional

Hospital. In 2020 Duncan was named NSW/ACT GP of the Year and subsequently

awarded the RACGP Australian GP of the Year 2020.

Duncan is also a Senior Lecturer with the Australian National University (ANU) Rural

Clinical School, and he regularly participates in primary care research with both ANU

and University of Wollongong.

“I have no doubt that the new board members’ skills and experience will add

tremendous value to the Board,” Dr Hawke said.

“As incoming Board members, they all have the passion, experience and drive to

successfully support the Board’s oversight of health services for our local communities

now and into the future.”

The incoming Board members will serve a ten-year term OR serve until 2031.


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