Who did the Board shoes to replace Gordon Gregory?

10 March 2016

The Board of the National Rural Health Alliance is delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Webber as Interim CEO of the 36-strong peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. Kim will take up her position on Monday 4 April.

Longstanding CEO Gordon Gregory informed the Board last year of his decision to retire after 23 years leading the organisation.

Chairperson of the NRHA, Geri Malone, said the Board obviously recognises the significance of the task it has of taking the organisation to the next successful stage of its development.  “It is a huge challenge to replace a foundation CEO who has done so much to shape our organisation, its work and its culture," she observed.

Geri said Board members were delighted to have secured Kim’s commitment to assist them with leading the ongoing work of the organisation in the period until appointment of the NRHA’s next substantive CEO.

Kim Webber brings to the NRHA her extensive rural health policy experience across government, university and not-for-profit sectors. She was previously CEO of Rural Health Workforce Australia, during which time she also served as a Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization and as a member of Council of the NRHA.  Kim has also held rural health roles at the Commonwealth Department of Health, the University of Sydney and beyondblue.

The National Rural Health Alliance congratulates Gordon on his outstanding leadership and achievements during his time as CEO.  A special virtual event will be held in June to recognise and celebrate Gordon’s contributions to the NRHA and to the rural and remote communities it serves. Unfortunately some people in rural and remote areas will find it difficult to take part because of poor internet connectivity.

Media Release Contact Info: 

Geri Malone, Chairperson:   0409 899 050
Kim Webber, Interim CEO:   0401 006 170