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Austin Health appoints interim CEO

3 December 2019

Austin Health has announced the appointment of Dr Max Alexander as interim CEO.

Dr Alexander MBBS (Melb), MBA (RMIT), FRACMA, GAICD, FRACGP will commence with Austin Health on Monday 16 December.

Board Chair, Judith Troeth, said Dr Alexander brings to Austin Health a wealth of experience from around the Australian health care system.

"Dr Alexander has held leadership and consulting roles across a number of health services in Victoria, NSW and the ACT and most recently he was Chief Executive Officer of Southern NSW Local Health District.

"He also has an extensive background with major health services in Victoria having held executive positions at Western Health, Barwon Health, ACT Health and Bayside Health (Alfred).

Ms Troeth said Dr Alexander has demonstrated his ability to deliver exceptional financial, clinical, operational and employee performance.

"Dr Alexander is passionate about leading organisations and building a high-performance culture through collaboration and clear direction," she said.

"We look forward to him joining Austin Health and ensuring we continue to deliver our strategic and operational objectives until a permanent CEO is appointed."

Ms Troeth also acknowledged the contribution of departing CEO, Sue Shilbury.

"The Austin Health Board thanks Sue for her leadership and commitment over the last three years to ensuring we provide our patients with the highest quality of care," she said.

"We wish Sue all the best in her new role."

The Austin Health board has commenced the process to recruit a permanent CEO and an announcement is expected to be made regarding the position in the new year.



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