Medico-lawyer to head Catholic Health Australia

Unanimous choice

A former medico-legal lawyer and Catholic hospital and aged care executive has been appointed as the new CEO of Catholic Health Australia.

Following an extensive executive search process, the Catholic Health Australia Stewardship Board has reached a unanimous decision to appoint Suzanne Greenwood, the current national CEO of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia. Mrs Greenwood will commence as the Catholic Health Australia CEO in October.

Currently based in Queensland, Mrs Greenwood will move with her husband and two children to Canberra to take up the CHA role.

CHA Stewardship Board Chair, Rowena McNally said 'I’m delighted to welcome Suzanne Greenwood to CHA. Mrs Greenwood is an experienced CEO who has held senior positions within several Catholic Church organisations, she currently heads a national member association and has a professional background in health ethics, policy and regulation. This terrific mix of skills and experience well positions CHA for the years ahead.'

Prior to her role leading the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, Mrs Greenwood was general counsel at the St Vincent de Paul Society of Queensland. From 2008 to 2011, she was corporate counsel and company secretary at St Vincent’s Health and Aged Care in Brisbane, also a CHA member. She was earlier a senior lawyer at Queensland Health.

Mrs Greenwood is a current board member of the Good Sams Foundation and is a previous Chair of Epilepsy Queensland. She also formerly chaired the Human Research and Ethics Committee at St Vincent’s Health and Aged Care in Brisbane, and was a member of the Queensland Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

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