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Our Board

Our Board​​

From 1 July 2021 our Bo​ard is chaired by Mr Matthew Irvine and seven other Board Members, who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our district. They work closely with our Chief Executive to ensure we deliver high quality healthcare to the people of Western NSW.​

The Board are governed by the Health Services ACT By-L​aws and the WNSWLHD Board Charter​​.

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Meet our Board

Mr Matthew Irvine - Chair

Photo; Dr Robin Williams, ChairMatthew Irvine has 25 years’ experience in transport planning and road safety across multiple sectors with extensive experience working with public sector stakeholders and regulators. His qualifications include Graduate Certificate in Commerce, Bachelor of Business Studies, Company Directors Course (Australian Institute of Company Directors), Boardroom Mastery (Australian Institute of Company Directors) and is currently studying Master of Leadership (Deakin University).

Matthew is currently the Chair of Westhaven Ltd, Western Region Academy of Sport and Western Region Committee, AICD.

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Mrs Fiona Bennett

Photo; Mrs Fiona Bennett

Fiona Bennett is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 20 years of large corporate accounting and financial management experience. Fiona resides in the Orange area, is Deputy Chair of Australian Mutual Bank Ltd (Endeavour Mutual Bank merged) and is employed as the Senior Accountant at Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Business and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Mr Jason Cooke

Photo; coming soon

Jason Cooke is the Chief Financial Officer at Orange City Council. Jason is a Director on the Board of Housing Plus and member of their finance and performance committee. Housing Plus is an organisation that provides social and affordable housing, domestic violence and support services in Western NSW. Jason is also on the Board of CivicRisk Mutual Limited and a member of their finance and audit committee.

Jason’s qualificators include Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow Chartered Accountant, Master of Management and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Jason has 26 years of commercial, financial, strategic, regulatory and governance experience across public practice, energy, local government, health, social housing and sport.


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Ms Annette Crothers

Photo; Dr Robin Williams, ChairAnnette Crothers has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical occupational therapist with NSW Health primary health care. She has strong focus on community, ​consumer and stakeholder input in service planning and evaluation. Her qualifications include Company Director Foundations - Australian Institute of Company Directors, Master of Education & Work, Grad Cert Management Practice - Australian Institute of Management, Diploma of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), Cert IV Workplace Assessment - EQUAL International.


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Dr Colin McClintock

Photo; Dr Robin Williams, Chair

Dr Colin McClintock has been a full time clinical nephrologist at Dubbo Hospital since 2007. Dr McClintock is a Renal Medicine/General Medicine Staff Specialist, and currently the Clinical Director of Medicine and Director of Physician Education at Dubbo Hospital. Dr McClintock holds qualifications in Bachelor of Science (Hon) Immunology (Edinburgh)​, Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB – Edinburgh), Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) Nephrology and General Medicine, Assoc Fellow Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA), Masters Health Management (UNSW), and a Masters Public Health.​


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Mrs Amanda O’Brien

Photo; Mrs Amanda O'BrienAmanda O'Brien is a registered nurse, farmer and small business owner with a BA majoring in Indigenous Studies who has lived and worked in rural NSW for over 45 years in a variety of health and community service settings. She has experience in primary care, aged care, community liaison, telehealth and health promotion. She is currently the Chair of the LHD Health Care Quality Committee​


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Mr John Walkom

Photo; Mrs Joan Treweeke

John Walkom is a successful business man with in excess of forty years’ experience. Residing in Dubbo, John is Managing Director Techni-Clean (Aust) Pty Limited & Techni Seal Aust. John is currently, Board member Taronga Conservation Society, Chair Dubbo Regional Council Audit and Risk Committee, Treasure Dubbo and Group 11 Junior Rugby League Associations & actively involved in the Dubbo community.​



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Our Board Meeting Minutes and Reports​

​​Minutes of the Western NSW Local Health District Board meetings can be found below. 

Prior to 2018 Records of Board Meetings are listed.​

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