Our Chief Executive

Currently Lynne Cowan is the Acting Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

Lynne is responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the governance, leadership and management of the South Australian health system. This includes being the direct employer of over 45,000 staff and managing a budget of $7.4 billion.

Lynne Cowan, Acting CE Department for Health and Wellbeing

Lynne has over 20 years’ experience in the South Australian health sector, including Executive roles within the Department and health services.

Lynne has extensive experience in health management, leadership and system reform, and has led the successful delivery of complex systems planning and design, both in the Department and in a hospital setting, including clinical policy development and clinical engagement strategies to enable effective change.


Ms Lynne Cowan
Telephone: (08) 8226 0795
Email: HealthCE@sa.gov.au