Program governance structure

The Sustainable Health Review (SHR) includes an Independent Oversight Committee, Program Steering Committee, Sustainable Health Review (SHR) Partnership Group and Program Board.

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Independent Oversight Committee

The Sustainable Health Review Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) will oversee and guide the health system as it works to implement the Sustainable Health Review (SHR).

The Committee will play a pivotal role working with WA Health to ensure the intent of the SHR is brought to life as the system embeds the change required.

Sustainable Health Independent Oversight Committee

Timothy Marney (newly appointed as Chair) – will ensure independent advice and reassurance on the Program to the Minister for Health and public. Mr Marney is a former Western Australian Under Treasurer and Western Australian Mental Health Commissioner with wide-ranging experience in economics, finance and human services.

Dr Richard Choong – Clinical representative – will provide clinical advice, along with primary care expertise. Dr Choong has held positions of General Practitioner, WA Primary Health Alliance Board Chair, Chair of Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited and past president of the Australian Medical Association (WA).

Margaret Doherty - Consumer advocate – will provide consumer advice, along with mental health expertise. Ms Doherty is the founder and conveyor of Mental Health Matters 2, current member of the WA Mental Health Advisory Council and mental health advocate and consumer representative on a number of other committees.

Janine Freeman – Employee advocate – will provide workforce advice, along with WA union expertise. Ms Freeman has held positions of Assistant State Secretary of Unions WA, a Senior Industrial Officer with United Voice (formerly, the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Worker’s Union), and a former member of both the WA WorkCover Board, and Deputy Chair of the industry superannuation fund, HESTA.

Lesley Nelson – Regional and non-Government representative – will provide regional advice, and Aboriginal health expertise. Ms Nelson has held executive positions in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in both WA and NSW and current Chief Executive Officer of South West Aboriginal Medical Service.

Elizabeth Prime – Clinical representative – will provide clinical advice, along with nursing expertise. Ms Prime is a former Director of Nursing at the Joondalup Health Campus, Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University in the school of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and member of the Australian College of Nursing.

Professor Fiona Wood – WA health system clinical representative – will provide clinical advice, along with tertiary care expertise. Professor Wood is one of Australia's most innovative and respected surgeons and researchers, who has pioneered research and technology development in burns medicine. Her many positions include Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia.

Under Treasurer of WA (currently Michael Barnes) – WA public sector representative – will provide whole-of-government advice, along with economic and financial expertise. Mr Barnes has statutory responsibilities for the management and reporting of the State’s finances, including formulation of the annual State Budget.

Director General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (currently Emily Roper) – WA public sector representative – will provide whole-of-government advice, along with change management leadership, capability development and engagement expertise. Ms Roper has held executive positions across the Commonwealth and WA public sector.


Partnership Group

The SHR Partnership Group comprises leads central to state-wide health system engagement, reform and embedding transformational change. This is an advisory body to the Program Steering Committee and Independent Oversight Committee that will collectively progress opportunities, resolve issues, test approaches and provide advice as required on Program components.

Test program approaches, tackle issues and problem solve – as a point for testing Program approaches, strategic dialogue, debate and providing advice on complex decisions, working together to unblock persistent or system-level constraints.

Support cross-cutting engagement – by seeking connections and taking a cross system portfolio view, understanding dependencies and supporting agencies to work across boundaries.

Drive transformational change – by actively leading the change thinking for the Program, considering local innovation, emergent trends, global best practice and long-lasting implementation across the system.

Membership of the SHR Partnership Group includes nominees of the Director General of the Department of Health as Program Owner including nominated leaders from across the WA health sector including key external partners and consumers.

Last reviewed: 10-09-2021