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Our Board

Our Board2019-08-01T22:33:23+00:00

Peter Coomber has a Bachelor of Business Degree and practiced as a CPA for 28 years. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Coomber has applied his excellent management and financial skills whilst employed for pharmaceutical companies. Previous directorships include Central Coast NSW Medicare Local Board and Division of General Practice Board (2007-2015).

Duncan has extensive experience in management and leaderships roles within the technology industry, and currently provides mentoring, business coaching and advisory services to executives of both multinational and local companies. He has a keen interest to work with the Board on strategic matters and is willing to invest time in developing successful management and growth opportunities for CCPC.

Peter Bayley has 37 years’ health administration experience in public and private hospitals, and more recently in primary care. Peter has been CEO of three private hospitals and worked freelance for 13 years for a variety of clients in hospitals, primary care, industry bodies and allied health. Peter’s strategic experience includes service development in hospitals, day surgery centres and the establishment of new community-based allied health services and medical services in rural areas. He has Board governance experience in residential aged care, accreditation of nursing and midwifery education, medical services and disability services.

John has extensive awareness and understanding of the Central Coast community and the human services and infrastructure supporting the area. Having held several NSW Ministry positions including NSW Health Minister, NSW Disability Minister, NSW Minister for Commence and NSW Special Minister of State, John has extensive knowledge in both state and commonwealth government health arenas. As Campaign Director for Every Australian Counts Campaign which resulted in the establishment of the NDIS he has tremendous insight into NDIS and the Health and Disability sectors.

Larissa (Lara) is a clinician with 30 years’ experience in the health and aged care systems; working in public and private hospitals, community health settings, population health, NSW Head Office, research and aged care.  For the last 15 years Larissa has been an Operational Manager of a large NFP aged care facility on the Central Coast and has been an active member of the multiple local, state and national bodies and has multiple publications.  Larissa has a conjoint appointment with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle and has a passion for palliative care and advanced care planning.  Larissa has had previous Board experience with Alzheimer’s Australia (NSW).

Kathy is currently employed as CEO at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital and has held various management positions for over 30 years. Kathy has vast skills and experience within the Public and Private Hospitals that include managing and implementing strategic directions, business development, clinical governance and risks. Kathy has a Master of Health Services Management and Bachelor of applied science.