10 June 2019

Three new Board members have been appointed to the 10-strong team tasked with delivering the best and safest family-centred care for Queensland children and young people.

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board has welcomed Karina Hogan, Suzanne Cadigan and Darren Brown to their first Board meeting following their recent appointments by the Minister for Health.

Karina, Suzanne and Darren bring with them a wealth of experience in health-related roles.

Karina is a journalist, Indigenous health advocate and Chair of the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.

Suzanne has worked in the health sector for more than 40 years and only recently retired as the Nursing Director of Surgical and Perioperative Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Darren has been an ambulance paramedic for more than 30 years and has also worked as a ministerial and industrial relations advisor.

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board Chair David Gow said the new additions offered valuable skills that would help the Board continue to strengthen healthcare services available to children and families across Queensland.

“We have a diverse group on the Board, with five women and five men, all with a range of backgrounds, experience and skills,” Mr Gow said.

“We look forward to working towards achieving the goal of making children’s healthcare in Queensland the best in Australia.”

Dr Leanne Johnston and Jane Yacopetti have retired from the Children’s Health Queensland Board, while Cheryl Herbert, Paul Cooper and Heather Watson have been reappointed for further terms.

Learn more about the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board.

Pictured (l-r): Darren Brown, Suzanne Cadigan and Karina Hogan.