Health Service Board

Health Service Board

The Board is legally responsible and accountable for the oversight of our hospitals and health services.

The Health Services Bill 2016 was enacted on 1 July 2016 to establish Western Australia's Health Services as separate, board-governed statutory authorities.

This involved establishing the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) as a separate statutory authority, governed by a Board that is legally responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, high-quality, efficient and economical health services to its local community.

The NMHS Board is legally responsible and accountable for the oversight of NMHS hospitals and health services and is chaired by Hon. Jim McGinty AM.

The NMHS Board is comprised of highly capable and committed professionals with a diverse range of experience across the fields of medicine and health care, academia, finance, law, governance and risk management, human resources, community and consumer engagement.

 

Board Members

     

David ForbesProfessor David Forbes
NMHS Board Chair

David has had a career in academic paediatrics, working primarily as a paediatric gastroenterologist, but has also worked in paediatric emergency medicine, general and rural paediatrics and child and adolescent mental health. He led undergraduate teaching in paediatrics vocational training at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children at different points in his career. David was a member and then Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Paediatric Physician Training Committee, and the Division of Paediatrics and Child Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. He has also held roles in health service management as the Chair of Paediatric medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, and as a Clinical Advisor and Acting Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health.

 

 

  Grant Robinson

Mr Grant Robinson
NMHS Deputy Board Chair

Grant is a former partner of KPMG in the Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting division, a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has years of experience as a board/committee member of varying not-for-profit organisations. His expertise includes governance risk management, financial analysis, audit, accounting and compliance. His current and recent board roles include Bethesda Health Care, Juniper, Zoological parks Authority (Chair), Netball WA (President), Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (Deputy Chair) and Perth Festival.

 

 

 

 

Selma AlliexProfessor Selma Alliex
NMHS Board Member

Selma is currently the Pro–Vice Chancellor, Head of Fremantle Campus University of Notre Dame. Prior to undertaking this role Selma was the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University, responsible for nursing programs in Fremantle and Broome. She has been on the Board of several nursing and non-nursing organisations including research committees. Selma is the immediate past Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Notre Dame Australia and has worked at the University for 18 years in roles ranging from lecturing and research supervision to administration. She currently oversees the University's Department of Rural Health based in the Kimberley.

 

 

 

Angela EdwardsAngela Edwards
NMHS Board Member

Angela has an extensive background in human resources, industrial relations, change management, organisational development and stakeholder management. She is currently Human Resources Director Asia Pacific, CHC Helicopter Australia. She formerly held the position of General Manager – Human Resources, Crown Perth. Angela is also a board member of the not-for-profit cancer support group, Blue Dot Army.

 

 

Kim FarmerMiss Kim Farmer
Board Member

Kim is an academic Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University, developing a new Indigenous Pre-Law and Business Enabling Course, and lecturing Aboriginal studies across university faculties.  She has previously practised law largely in matters of family law, care and protection, and criminal defence.  Kim also serves as a Board Member for the following organisations; Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, Prisoner Review Board WA, Aboriginal Legal Service Education Trust, Mar Koodjal, Equus Bonding and is the current Indigenous Member on the Coronial Ethics Committee for the State Coroner's Office.

Bachelor of Laws, Post Graduate Diploma of Arts (Anthropology), Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology).

 

 

 

Hilary FineDr Hilary Fine
NMHS Board Member

Hilary has been a GP in urban and rural General Practice for over 30 years. She is currently Principal GP and Medical Director at East Fremantle Medical Centre and Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame University. Hilary has held director and chair positions on the boards of local, state and national not- for-profit Primary Care organisations together with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and External Advisory Board, Notre Dame.

 

 

 

Paul NormanProfessor Paul Norman
NMHS Board Member

Paul is a current Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Fiona Stanley Hospital Group, and Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is an active clinical researcher with interests in abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral and diabetic arterial disease.

Doctor of Surgery; Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery' Bachelor of Science (Hons).

 

 

 

Ms Paula Rogers
NMHS Board Member

Paula has significant experience in stakeholder management, communications, marketing and business development. She is currently the Director of her own consulting firm, providing thought leadership, stakeholder engagement, communication strategy, marketing and event advice. She is also currently a Board Member on the Barking Gecko Theatre Company Board, and an Independent Director on the Edith Cowan College Board.  Paula has worked in a variety of senior roles in Western Australia including most recently as the State Director of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Prior to this, Paula was employed in roles including Managing Director and Event Management CEO and publisher.  Paula holds a Bachelor of Social Science, University College Dublin; and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

 

 

 

Rebecca StromMs Rebecca Strom
NMHS Board Member

Rebecca is a principal at LSV Borrello Lawyers and has extensive experience as a commercial property lawyer across Australia. She was previously a Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and is currently a non-executive director of Access Housing Australia and Chair of the Governance Committee. Rebecca is also a member of the Executive Finance and Property Committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

 

 

 

  Steve Toutountzis

Steve Toutountzis 
NMHS Board Member

Steve is a certified practising accountant and has an extensive background in finance, procurement, public sector service delivery and policy at an executive and strategic level. In his former role as Director, Performance and Evaluation – Group 1, Department of Treasury, his responsibilities included analysis and strategic advice to the Western Australian Government on budgetary and financial management issues impacting a range of portfolios - including Health. He is currently a member of the Board of Commissioners, Legal Aid Western Australia.


 

 
 
 
Last Updated: 25/01/2021