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AGM elects first Indigenous Board Director

Jan. 05, 2021

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Mununjahli Yugambeh woman Jody Currie has become the first Indigenous Australian elected to the Brisbane North PHN Board of Directors, following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Ms Currie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane.

She has held various senior executive roles in areas of early childhood education, and health and human service delivery, and is an advocate for improving service accessibility to vulnerable communities.

Ms Currie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently a Non-Executive Director on the Hearing Australia Board.

She has worked in a number of senior executive positions in both the government and non-government sectors, including the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

Brisbane North PHN Chief Executive Officer Libby Dunstan congratulated Ms Currie on her election and said the PHN would benefit enormously from her extensive experience in Indigenous health and community services.

“Jody is a proud First Nations woman who has dedicated herself to improving the health and wellbeing of her people.

It is fitting to announce Jody’s election during NAIDOC Week, which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Ms Dunstan said.

In other AGM announcements, Dr Anita Green and Kathy Campbell were returned as Board Directors. Ms Dunstan welcomed the return of Dr Green and Ms Campbell to the Board and noted their significant contributions.

“Kathy’s work has been invaluable as the Chair of our Community Advisory Committee and a member of our Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

“Likewise, we owe a great debt to Anita for her many years’ service as our Board Chair. I am grateful for her leadership,” Ms Dunstan said.

During the Board meeting on 25 November 2020, office bearers were elected:

  • Dr Anita Green is elected as Chair of the Board
  • Dr Jenny Schafer as Deputy Chair of the Board
  • Mr Mark Henley as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Mr Stan Macionis as Chair of the Governance Committee
  • Dr Trish Baker as Chair of the Clinical Council
  • Ms Kathy Campbell as Chair of the Community Advisory Committee.

Read more about the PHN’s activities in our 2019/20 Year in Review, available at brisbanenorthphn.org.au/ yearinreview.

Mununjahli Yugambeh woman Jody Currie has become the first Indigenous Australian elected to the Brisbane North PHN Board of Directors, following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Ms Currie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane.

She has held various senior executive roles in areas of early childhood education, and health and human service delivery, and is an advocate for improving service accessibility to vulnerable communities.

Ms Currie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently a Non-Executive Director on the Hearing Australia Board.

She has worked in a number of senior executive positions in both the government and non-government sectors, including the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

Brisbane North PHN Chief Executive Officer Libby Dunstan congratulated Ms Currie on her election and said the PHN would benefit enormously from her extensive experience in Indigenous health and community services.

“Jody is a proud First Nations woman who has dedicated herself to improving the health and wellbeing of her people.

It is fitting to announce Jody’s election during NAIDOC Week, which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Ms Dunstan said.

In other AGM announcements, Dr Anita Green and Kathy Campbell were returned as Board Directors. Ms Dunstan welcomed the return of Dr Green and Ms Campbell to the Board and noted their significant contributions.

“Kathy’s work has been invaluable as the Chair of our Community Advisory Committee and a member of our Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

“Likewise, we owe a great debt to Anita for her many years’ service as our Board Chair. I am grateful for her leadership,” Ms Dunstan said.

During the Board meeting on 25 November 2020, office bearers were elected.

• Dr Anita Green is elected as Chair of the Board

• Dr Jenny Schafer as Deputy Chair of the Board

• Mr Mark Henley as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

• Mr Stan Macionis as Chair of the Governance Committee

• Dr Trish Baker as Chair of the Clinical Council

• Ms Kathy Campbell as Chair of the Community Advisory Committee.

Read more about the PHN’s activities in our 2019/20 Year in Review, available at brisbanenorthphn.org.au/ yearinreview.

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