The following just turned up.
Independent Director appointed to NEHTA Board
10 May 2010. NEHTA announces Lynda O’Grady has been appointed an Independent Director to the NEHTA Board of Directors.
Ms O’Grady joins NEHTA at a time when e-health is playing a pivotal role in Australia’s health reform agenda.
Board Chairman David Gonski said Ms O’Grady’s appointment was decided at a recent Board meeting and is effective immediately. The appointment is for a three year term.
“We are delighted to welcome Lynda O’Grady as a new Independent Director. Lynda brings with her a wealth of experience having held senior executive roles in IT, telecommunications and media organisations including Telstra Corporation, PBL and Alcatel.”
Lynda is Principal of the management consultancy firm, Advanced Management Services, which provides consultancy and business advisory services on strategic and organisational issues for clients across a wide range of industries and sectors. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a member of the Council of Bond University; a member of the Board of Advisors of Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre; and director of Screen Queensland and Auscript Group Pty Limited. She also served on the Board of TAB Queensland for five years prior to its listing and on the IT&T Board of Advisors to the New South Wales Treasurer.
Ms O’Grady has been working with the NEHTA Board of Directors as an Independent Advisor since April 2009.
The release is here:
I am sure Lynda is a smart and competent person but she is not an e-Health expert and she does not come from that sector.
The NEHTA Board is stacked by Public Sector Health Executives and has not a single Director who has any real depth in e-Health.
Until that is fixed the Board will continue to be a joke in my view.
I wonder if all this about a pay-out related to NEHTA being wrapped up real soon now?