Chief Executive – Northern New South Wales Local Health District

31 Mar 2023

This Chief Executive role in New South Wales is generating a lot of interest and it would be fair to say Byron Bay seems to pop up fairly quickly in conversation and fair enough too!

Covering approximately 21,000 sq km, the geography of Northern New South Wales LHD is certainly spectacular and home to a growing population of over 300,000 people living in rural, regional and urban centres, such as Lismore, Grafton, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads.

With a diverse team of circa 6000 staff and a $1bn annual operating budget, the LHD provides a comprehensive range of services through eight hospitals, four multi-purpose services and twenty one community health centres.

This will soon include the Tweed Valley Hospital, a new 5 star green rated state of the art hospital due to open in late 2023. Once opened it will reduce the need for 5,000 patients to travel outside the region each year to receive treatment.

One of the central strategies of the LHD is to reduce the environmental impact of the organisation. Material steps have already been taken to move away from using traditional forms of energy production to renewable energy and making more efficient and sustainable use of resources.

Concurrently the LHD is researching the health impacts of climate change within the region and what steps can be taken to mitigate them.

If you have exceptional qualities in leadership and can evidence a strong track record of success in leading a significant and geographically dispersed healthcare organisation you can find out more about it here.

About the Author

Paul Ingle is the Chief Executive Officer of HG Australia and New Zealand. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he leads HG’s most senior search assignments and facilitates a number of our Executive Learning Sets. He has an extensive leadership profile across health and human services in New Zealand, the UK and Australia.