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Eyre and Far North LHN - Governing Board Expenses July-August 2021
The Eyre and Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN) covers the areas including the Eyre Peninsula and Far North Outback South Australia, extending north to the Northern Territory border, and west to the Western Australia border. The area includes the townships of Ceduna, Cleve, Coober Pedy, Cowell, Cummins, Elliston, Kimba, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Wudinna, Oodnadatta, Lock, and Amata on the APY Lands.
The governing board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for local decision making.
The role of the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network governing board includes setting strategies and priorities for health services in the region, as well as ensuring the EFNLHN achieves the performance indicators in its Service Agreement.
Board Members from left to right
Top row standing: Trevor Smith, Leanne Dunchue, Peter Auhl, Jamie Siviour
Bottom row sitting: Chris Sweet, Michele Smith (Chair), Christine Thyer.
Board member: Dr David Mills is absent from the photo
Michele Smith is a professional Board Member, sits on a number of Boards and runs a consultancy. Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer of the North Eastern Community Hospital and spent 11 years as the Regional Director, Eyre and Far North Region, with SA Health.
Leanne Dunchue is a self-employed public accountant residing in Streaky Bay. Leanne brings significant financial expertise and local community knowledge to the governing board.
Dr David Mills is Associate Professor and Director of the Adelaide Rural Clinical School at the University of Adelaide. He has been a practicing GP on the Eyre Peninsula since 1988.
Jamie Siviour has been a strong supporter of Country Health SA and rural health within the Eyre region through his involvement with the Port Lincoln Hospital Inc Board, the Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council and the Lock Health Centre Advisory Committee.
Chris Sweet is a partner in Adelaide law firm, Finlayson’s.
Christine (Chris), a proud Ngarrindjeri woman, is General Manager of the SA Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Council, and previously worked at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network Centre for Education and Training, including on the development and implementation of staff cultural competencies training.
Trevor works as a consultant to Regional Development Australia (Eyre Peninsula), was the inaugural Chair of the Northern Eyre Peninsula Health Alliance, and has had a long history working in local government, including as Chief Executive Officer of the District Council of Tumby Bay, and before that, Shire of Mukinbudin (Western Australia).
Peter runs an IT consultancy, previously held positions as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Central Coast Council (NSW) and the City of Adelaide, and previous to that, worked as Director of Information Services/CIO at the SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Peter lives in the Adelaide Hills and has family connections on the Eyre Peninsula.
The EFNLHN Governing Board has met bi-monthly since May 2022, which means that Agendas and Minutes will be available bi-monthly from then.
The Eyre and Far North LHN Governing Board has held three Annual Public Meetings: