Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) has appointed experienced health executive Janine Wilson as CEO.

EMPHN’s Chair, Dr Stephen Duckett, said Janine’s significant experience in implementing strategy and driving innovation will be crucial in guiding EMPHN’s business over the next five years. “Over the last 12 months, EMPHN has re-positioned itself to focus on its transformational strategies under its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Janine’s experience and dynamic energy will be invaluable in harnessing both innovative thinking and the organisation’s energy to drive this journey,” he said.

“Thank you to the Interim CEO Geoff Lavender, the Executive team, and all staff for maintaining the momentum, especially given the challenges that COVID-19 has presented,” Duckett said. Janine has held senior executive positions in Telstra Health with the National Cancer Screening Register, which is operated on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health and supports screening for cervical and bowel cancer.

Wilson has also held a number of executive roles with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, now Lifeblood.  Here she led significant transformation of the national workforce and introduced a new technology platform to facilitate an improved experience for blood donors. Janine is excited by the opportunities that this role presents. “I am looking forward to working with the Board and Executive as well as partners across the EMPHN network to ensure delivery of this Plan.”

Janine Wilson commenced her role as the CEO of EMPHN on 1 June 2020.

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