14 May 2018

David Gow, a law, banking and finance specialist with extensive experience in boards and committees has been appointed the new chair of the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board.

Mr Gow has been part of the Children’s Health Queensland board since 2013, most recently as Deputy Chair, and brings extensive knowledge of the health sector.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles congratulated David on his new role, saying his experience was of great benefit to the region.

“David is the ideal person to lead the board and ensure the health needs of children across the state are met,” Mr Miles said.

“I look forward to working with the board to ensure Queensland’s health system continues to thrive.

“This is a diverse group of people with a range of backgrounds, experience and skills, working together to ensure the community is well represented in the health space.”

Minister Miles also welcomed newest member to the board, Heather Watson, who has an extensive legal background, particularly in the non-profit and charitable foundations sector, and on aged-care and health boards.

“This board has a very important job in ensuring young Queenslanders across the state continue to receive the best possible care,” he said.

The Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board, effective 18 May 2018:

  • Mr David Gow (Chair)
  • Dr David Wood AM
  • Mr Paul Cooper
  • Dr Leanne Johnston
  • Ms Jane Yacopetti
  • Ms Georgina Somerset
  • Mr Ross Willims
  • Ms Cheryl Herbert
  • Ms Leilani Pearce
  • Ms Heather Watson

The 16 boards throughout Queensland are responsible under the Hospital and Health Board Act 2011 for local performance of their health services and the delivery of public health services within their communities.

A complete list of all Hospital and Health Board appointments has been published in the 11 May 2018 edition of the Queensland Government Gazette.