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AboutThe GCPHN Board

The Gold Coast Primary Health Network's (GCPHN) Board

Gold Coast Primary Health Network is governed by a diverse board with significant experience in primary healthcare and community sectors, with broad ranging skills.
BOARD CHAIR: Dr David Rowlands, MB, BS (Qld), FAICD
General Practitioner
Career Highlights
  • General Practitioner on the Gold Coast since 1989
  • Senior House Officer in Accident and Emergency (UK)
  • Medical Officer Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Significant Achievements
  • Current Chairman, Gold Coast Primary Health Network
  • Member of Evaluation Steering Committee, Gold Coast Integrated Care
  • Previous Chairman, Gold Coast Medicare Local
  • Previous President, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Previous Treasurer, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Previous Secretary, General Practice Gold Coast
Dr David Rowlands
DEPUTY-CHAIR:  Dr Roger Halliwell, MBChB, BHB, MBA, FRACGP, Dip A&E Med and GAICD
General Practitioner
Career Highlights
  • General Practitioner on the Gold Coast since 1996
  • Supervisor and ECT Visitor at General Practice Training Queensland
Significant Achievements
  • Past President/Chair, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Director, CheckUP Australia
  • Past Chair, General Practice Training Queensland
  • Director, Improve Australia
Dr Roger Halliwell
DIRECTOR: Professor Julie-Anne Tarr, PhD(UQ), LLM(Monash), JD(Cornell), BA(Wisc), GAICD
Career Highlights
  • QUT Business School Professor (Contracts, insurance and risk, complex projects and governance)
  • Queensland Institute of Medical Research - GM / COO
  • Indiana University, Head, International Programs Office; Professor, Law & Business.
Significant Achievements
  • Board Memberships: HHS (Sunshine Coast), QPharm, QGen, HREC and Red Cross
  • Author: 5 Books and Treaties, 50+ Articles, Law reform reports
  • Project oversight: University of the South Pacific (Tech Park); QIMR ($187m extension)
  • Numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research & contribution to higher education.
  • Foundation staff - Bond University (*Director, Asia Pacific Law Institute)

Professor Julie-Anne Tarr

DIRECTOR:  Kieran Chilcott, B. Edu, D. Management, Cert IV Training, Business, Project Management and Mental Health
Executive Officer
Career Highlights
  • Inaugural Chairperson of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
  • Experienced Board member of multiple Gold Coast organisations
  • Current Executive Officer of Kalwun Health Service
Significant Achievements
  • Member, Primary Care Partnership Council
  • 2015 ATSI Student of the Year winner, Queensland Training Awards
Kieran Chilcott

DIRECTOR: Victoria Beedle BA (Hons), Dip M, MAICD, Chief Executive Officer and Director 
Career Highlights 
  • Current Chief Executive Officer, Melanoma Patients Australia Limited
  • Current Advisory Board Member, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland 
  • Current Board Member and Co-Chair of the Awareness Working Group, Global Coalition for Melanoma Research Foundation, Washington DC, USA
Significant Achievements
  • Former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Alzheimer's Australia (QLD) Limited and Alzheimer's Australia Gold Coast Inc 
  • Former CEO/Director Tess Valley Community Foundations (U.K)

Victoria Beedle

DIRECTOR: Linda Taylor, Dip App Sc (Nursing), BN, MN, Dip Lead and Man, Cert IV Training, MAICD
Career Highlights 
  • General Manager - approximately 1200 FTEs and a budget of $110M (C-Suite role)
  • Director Collaborative Health Education and Research Center, St Vincent's Hosp, Lismore
  • Director Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, St Vincent's Hosp, Lismore (Exec role)
Significant Achievements
  • Chair, Primary Care Partnership Council.  
  • Innovative Aged Care work published in Steve Lundin’s 2014 ed. FISH book
  • Finalist in HESTA Nursing Awards 2014 for innovative play up program (humour therapy)
  • Innovative “Live Life” Program that will see cultural change in residential aged services
  • providing a new operational model in preparation for the aged care sector’s reform.

Linda Taylor

Career Highlights 
  • GP on the Gold Coast since 1997 Robina Town Medical Centre
  • Registrar RCH Paediactrics
  • Past Assoc Professsor Bond Univerity: Inaugral Medical Student Placement program
  • GP supervisor for GPTQ registrar training
Significant Achievements
  • Immediate Past President/ Chair of General Practice Gold Coast
  • Deputy Chair GPTQ Board Director
  • Inaugral Chair for GC PHN Clinical Council
  • GP Lead for Continuous Quality Improvement and GP engagement GCPHN

Dr Lisa Beecham
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