New SEMPHN Board Chair and Directors

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Following an extensive recruitment process, the SEMPHN Board has three new Directors, including a new Chair.

Outgoing Chair, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, has resigned to focus on a review of Australia’s environmental laws. We thank Graeme for his leadership and passion for improving health outcomes and for his contribution to both SEMPHN and the health sector. 

Joining SEMPHN as new Director and newly-appointed Chair is Sue Renkin.  Sue comes to SEMPHN with valuable expertise in governance , risk management, strategic thinking and leadership. Sue has over twenty five years experience as a CEO across a diverse range of organisations. Sue has worked in commercial health, emergency services and not for profit arenas.

Learn more about Sue Renkin here.

Sue Banks also joined our board last week.  Sue is an executive and non-executive director with experience in strategy development, governance and assurance, risk management and performance growth across sectors, in addition to having held Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer roles across the Insurance, Financial Services, Marketing, Franchising Disability and Health sectors. 

Learn more about Sue Banks here.

Tony Clarkson, who has been a member of SEMPHN’s Clinical Council since July 2019, has left the Council and joined our Board as a Director.  Tony is a Psychotherapist and a clinical member of Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia and also the chair of the Victorian PACFA leadership group.  Tony has worked as a family psychotherapist and currently specialises in working in trauma, abuse, early life events, relationship difficulties and addictions.

Learn more about Tony here.

In addition to our Graeme’s departure from our Board, we have also said goodbye to Craig Bosworth.  Craig Bosworth has held a range of senior executive roles across a range of sectors across Primary Care, Mental Health, Private Health Insurance, Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Craig has been an instrumental contributor to the SEMPHN board, providing a broad perspective and commercial lens.  We thank Craig for his commitment to SEMPHN and wish him well in his future career and board endeavours.

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