New Chief Executive Officer at GV Health

Goulburn Valley Health’s Board Chair Rebecca Woolstencroft today announced the appointment of Matt Sharp to the role of Chief Executive following the completion of a recent recruitment process.

“Matt brings more than 13 years’ experience as a health care executive in roles overseeing primary, acute, subacute, aged, mental health as well as alcohol and drug services in both metropolitan and rural Victoria,” Ms Woolstencroft said.

Ms Woolstencroft said that Mr Sharp is an effective leader who is deeply committed to achieving improved health outcomes for patients, the broader community and the public health system.

“I am delighted to make this announcement today on behalf of the Board and we welcome Matt to GV Health and thank him for the work he has done so far as Interim CEO over the past four months.” she said.

Ms Woolstencroft said Mr Sharp joins Goulburn Valley Health at an exciting time with a new strategic plan close to being finalised, expansion of services underway across Goulburn Valley Health and redevelopments at the Shepparton Hospital and Rushworth campus well advanced. Ms Woolstencroft also said Mr Sharp’s focus on patient care outcomes and improving patient experience will be complimentary to the direction of Goulburn Valley Health.

Previously Mr Sharp held the role of Executive Director Clinical Operations at Eastern Health in Melbourne for more than four years and prior to that he was the Chief Executive Officer of Rochester & Elmore District Health Service for three years.

Mr Sharp will begin his new role immediately having commenced as Interim CEO in late June 2018.