Our Board makes sure that our health service meets its responsibilities and acts on behalf of our community.

The Queensland Governor in Council appoints members and the Chair, on the recommendation of the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services.

You can read the board summaries to find out more about decisions made and matters considered.

Jane Williams (Chair)

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Jane Williams

Appointed: 29 June 2012
Board Chair: 18 May 2016 
Current term: 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2026

Ms Jane Williams is an experienced director and clinician. She works with all levels of community and government to improve the health outcomes for the people of the Central West.

Jane has lived and worked in the Central West for over twenty years. She has a strong understanding of how important it is for the people to have access to safe, quality and consistent health care services.

She's committed to connecting with people and communities to fully understand their needs. These help inform strategic planning and delivery of services with a focus on all stakeholders.

Jane has Diplomas in Management and Community Services Coordination and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She's also a practicing clinical nurse with endorsements in midwifery and rural isolated practice. Jane has a particular interest in the management of chronic disease and mental health.

David Arnold (Deputy Chair)

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David Arnold

Appointed: 29 June 2012
Current term: 18 May 2021 to 31 March 2024

Mr David Arnold is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central West Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board.

He partners with mayors and chief executive officers in local governments to understand and respond to the needs of the Central West community.

David believes working together will improve the sustainability of rural and remote communities, including having available health services.

He has a strong commitment to the ongoing development of Central West communities.

David has a Graduate Certificate of Science in Strategic Foresight, a Bachelor of Business and an Associate Diploma of Applied Science.

William (Bill) Ringrose

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William (Bill) Ringrose

Appointed:  29 June 2012
Current term: 10 June 2021 to 31 March 2024

Mr William Ringrose is a partner in Ringrose Button, an accounting firm with offices in Longreach, Rockhampton, Blackall and Hughenden.

Bill brings his knowledge and experience of audit, taxation, corporate governance, probity and proprietary to the Board. He's also chair of the Finance and Audit and Risk Committees.

He's built successful relationships with the Central West community his business and working with community groups.

Through his interaction with business clientele and community groups, Bill has forged many relationships with local people across the Central West area and beyond.

Bill draws on these relationships to better understand the individual and community issues faced by people in regional Australia. These include having access to quality healthcare.

Bill has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Elizabeth (Liz) Fraser

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Elizabeth (Liz) Fraser

Appointed: 18 May 2016
Current term: 18 May 2021 to 31 March 2024

Ms Elizabeth Fraser was previously the Queensland Commissioner for Children and Young People. She advocates for the rights, safety and wellbeing of all people.

She's held various roles in the delivery of human and educational services providing her with a wealth of experience. This includes shaping and assessing the benefits of government programs and leading organisational change.

Her senior leadership roles in government have enhanced her capabilities in providing strategic oversight and development of our health service through her role with our Board.

Liz is also the Chair of the Board’s Safety and Quality Committee and draws on her experience as a practicing and senior level social worker. These include the areas of child and family welfare, hospital and outreach mental health and emergency and rehabilitation services.

Liz has a Bachelor of Arts and Social Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Multicultural Studies. She has a Royal Society of Arts Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Liz is also an Executive Fellow of the Australian New Zealand School of Government.

Dr Clare Walker

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Clare Walker

Appointed: 18 May 2016
Current term: 1 April 2022 to 31 March  2026

Clare Walker is a medical practitioner in Longreach providing private GP and senior medical officer services at the local hospital. These roles provide the Board with a valuable connection to frontline healthcare service delivery.

Clare has lived, raised a family, and practiced in the Central West for over 10 year. She has an in depth understanding of the needs of rural and remote Queenslanders.

Clare is committed to making a positive difference in health outcomes for the people in this part of Queensland. She does this by combining her work as a practicing clinician with the Board's strategic planning role.

Clare has a Dual Fellowship in General Practice with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

She also has an Advanced Diploma of Obstetrics, and qualifications in anaesthesia through the Joint Consultative Committee.

Clare is working towards completing both a Diploma in Medical Administration and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practice, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also a committee member of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland.

Leisa Fraser

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Leisa Fraser

Appointed: 18 May 2016
Current term: 18 May 2021 to 31 March 2024

Ms Leisa Fraser has more than twenty years experience in finance and human resource management as well as workplace health and safety and quality improvement.

She's currently working with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network in a commissioning and alliance coordination role.

Before that Leisa was the Human Resources Manager with Winton Shire Council. She was also the Business and Social Services and Quality Improvement Manager for the Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation.

Leisa has more than 10 years of experience working in Indigenous health. This includes her time with Nhulumdu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation and previously with Goolburri Health Advancement Company Ltd.

She uses this experience in her role with the Board to improve the health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the Central West community.

Leisa has a Certificate IV in Mental Health (Non-Clinical) and a Certificate IV in Business.

Kieran Chilcott

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Kieran Chilcott

Appointed: 18 May 2021
Current term: 18 May 2021 to 31 March 2024

Mr Keiran Chilcott is an Aboriginal man from the Yugarabul people in South East Queensland.

He's an experienced chief executive officer and board director in primarily the health and human services sector.

Kieran has been employed by Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd, an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation on the Gold Coast, for almost 15 years.

He's a board member of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network and CheckUp Ltd. He's also a former founding director and current deputy chairperson of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

Kieran is passionate about improving the lives of those most vulnerable and advocating for health equity for all people.

Kieran has a Bachelor of Education majoring in behaviour management and a Diploma of Management and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

He also has a Certificate IV in Mental Health, Project Management, Business (Governance) and Assessment and Workplace Training.

Last updated: July 2024