Peter Baldwin Memorial Award

Debra Thornborough-Owen, North Metropolitan Health Service

A highly experienced Human Resource practitioner and manager, Debra Thornborough-Owen is known as a tireless advocate for her staff, and for displaying a strong sense of fairness and empathy.

Her work during the lead-up to the closure of Swan District Hospital in 2015 ensured employees – as well as contract and temporary staff – had access to training and support to better enable them to obtain positions in both the public and private sector after the hospital closed.