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Sally Davis and Penny Gibbs appointed Board Members of WNSWLHD Board

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28 November 2022

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) Board Chair, Matthew Irvine, has welcomed two new members to the District’s Board, Ms Sally Davis and Ms Penny Gibbs.

Ms Davis was born and raised in Western NSW, and for over 30 years has worked in Credit Management and Administration for various companies. Ms Davis and her husband own and run a mechanical business in Bourke.

Since 2004, Ms Davis has served as a Councillor for the Bourke Shire and held the Deputy Mayor role for two years. She is also a committee member of the Western Lands Advisory Committee and has been an active member in both Executive and committee member roles of a number of community organisations.

Ms Gibbs is a proud Wiradjuri woman based in Dubbo. She is committed to improving social impact outcomes in rural communities. Ms Gibbs is currently the General Manager of Adult Disability Services at Westhaven, a regional not-for-profit, disability service provider, supporting adults and children to live life the way they choose.

Ms Gibbs combines her strategic leadership with an innovative and technology led approach to front line service delivery. Her passion is for positive change for people and their communities. She also has 10 years’ experience in the human services sector.

“I am delighted that both Ms Davis and Ms Gibbs have joined the Western NSW Local Health District Board,” Mr Irvine said.

“I have no doubt their unique skillsets will add tremendous value to the Board and the entire District.

“As incoming Board members already entrenched in our communities, Ms Davis and Miss Gibbs have the passion and experience to successfully support the Board’s oversight of health services for our local communities now and into the future,” Mr Irvine said.

Ms Davis said, “I’m excited to join the WNSWLHD Board and I’m committed to helping the District continue to grow, and move forward through the current workforce challenges and beyond.”

Ms Gibbs said, “I’m looking forward to working with the Chair and the members of the Board to continue the District’s proud history of innovation and provide the best care possible for our communities”.

Along with the Mr Irvine, Ms Davis and Ms Gibbs and will be joining the current serving members on the Board; Ms Fiona Bennett, Mr Jason Cooke, Ms Annette Crothers, Ms Johnson, Dr Colin McClintock, and Mrs Amanda O’Brien.

The Board plays an important role for the Local Health District. WNSWLHD, under the governance of the Board, is responsible for providing healthcare to more than a quarter of a million people in communities from Oberon to Cobar, and from Grenfell to the Queensland border. The Board oversees delivery of a budget in excess of $1 billion and a workforce of more than 8,000 peop