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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 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
DEPUTY-CHAIR:  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 (UK)
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
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)

DIRECTOR:  Kieran Chilcott, BEd, Dip Mgt, Cert IV TrngAssmnt, Cert IV Bus, Cert IV ProjMgt, Cert IV MentalHlth
Chief Executive Officer
Career Highlights
  • Current CEO, Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd. The Gold Coast Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health and human services community organisation
  • Inaugural Chairperson and current Board Member of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
  • Former Chairperson, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Significant Achievements
  • Former Board Member, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (statutory authority)
  • Advisory roles to a variety of Government departments and mainstream non-Government organisations on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs
  • Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Bachelor of Education
  • Aboriginal Student of the Year winner, Queensland Training Awards

Career Highlights 
  • GP on the Gold Coast since 1997 Robina Town Medical Centre
  • Registrar RCH Paediatrics
  • Past Assoc Professor Bond University: Inaugural 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
  • Inaugural Chair for GCPHN Clinical Council
  • GP Lead for Continuous Quality Improvement and GP engagement GCPHN

Career Highlights 
  • GP with Special Interest, Gold Coast University Hospital (Developmental Paediatrics and Obstetrics)
  • GP with lactation interest, Mater Mothers' Parenting Support Centre (MMPSC)
  • Medical Officer, Breast Screen Queensland
Significant Achievements
  • Board member, General Practice Gold Coast
  • Executive member, Gold Coast Medical Association
  • Member of the Community Advisory Board for Queensland Professional Chair HIV and STIs

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