CEO Arrangements at GV Health

GV Health CEO, Dale Fraser is finishing at GV Health on Friday 1 July 2016 to take up  a position as CEO at Ballarat Health Service, following three successful years in the leadership role. Fiona Brew has been appointed the Interim CEO until October, whilst a recruitment process is undertaken.

GV Health Board Director, Peter Ryan said: “I would like to acknowledge the great work that has been undertaken by Dale Fraser, the Executive Team and staff over the last three years. There has been significant achievement to date and we have a great sense of optimism going forward.

“We are very confident that the organisation is well positioned for the future. Our Strategic Plan, Service Plan, CREATE Program and Values, $168.5 million hospital redevelopment project, financial management and service commitments remain in place and will serve us well.”

He said: “The Board, along with the Executive Team, is committed to the direction that has been set. The strategic foundations for the next 5-10 years have been endorsed and we look forward to continued focus on the delivery of these plans, which will make us one of the best health services in the State.

“I am pleased to welcome Fiona Brew as the Interim CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, through her leadership here at GV Health over the past 2 years as an Executive Director and with over 20 years working in the Health Sector as a senior executive across a range of regional areas – Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat and the Grampians – and with her strong industry networks across the State. Fiona is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an MBA.”

GV Health Executive Director Innovation and Performance and Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Fiona Brew said: “I am very pleased to be taking up the role as Interim CEO. I am passionate about health care in the Goulburn Valley and have a commitment to service improvement. We have a great team of qualified staff, strong community partners and a dedicated focus on providing service excellence and caring for our patients.  I look forward to working with you all in the coming months.”

GV Health CEO Dale Fraser said: “Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of leading the organisation through an exciting period of change and growth. The staff and management at GV Health are a professional team who I have enjoyed working with to achieve many successes. Many plans are now in place that will see the organisation continue to improve. The funding for the redevelopment of GV Health that was recently announced, will have a transformative effect on services for local people. I wish to thank the Executive team, the Board, the staff and the community for the wonderful experience. While I am saddened to leave a great team and community, I look forward to new opportunities ahead and will maintain an interest in the many achievements of GV Health to come.”