WAHTN welcomes new Chairman of the Board

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is delighted to welcome the Hon Ian G. Campbell as the new Chairman of the Executive Board which oversees the strategic direction of the Network. This ministerial appointment has been announced today by the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Medical Research.

The Hon Ian G. Campbell
The Hon Ian G. Campbell – New WAHTN Executive Board Chairman

The WAHTN is a state body that brings together Western Australia’s universities, medical research institutes, health care service providers, and the Department of Health to advance the translation of evidence-based health and medical research, and support innovation to better the health of the community.

The Hon Ian G. Campbell brings a wealth of experience in healthcare sector leadership, being the Chairman of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation since 2009. He is currently the Group Executive for Brookfield Asset Management and is also a member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and Chairman of the Harry Butler Institute at Murdoch University.

Professor Gary Geelhoed, WAHTN Executive Director said, “Ian’s extensive experience across the corporate and government sectors will be invaluable as WAHTN continues to support health research and its translation allowing for better health outcomes for West Australians.”

Professor Geelhoed also acknowledged the role of the outgoing Chairman, the Hon Malcolm McCusker AC. He said, “Malcolm has served with distinction as the inaugural WAHTN Board Chairman. Under his leadership, WAHTN gained NHMRC Accreditation as one of ten Research Translation Centres that forms the AHRA (Australian Health Research Alliance). Malcolm also helped to shape WAHTN’s future by guiding us through the strategic plan process, developed for 2021-2025, and the acquisition of new Partner Organisations. On behalf of WAHTN Executive Board, Team and Partner Organisations, I sincerely thank him for his contributions since 2015.”


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