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Board of Directors

The Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring QIP’s commitment to quality and delivery of simple and effective accreditation and certification programs is consistent with international best practice. Board members are either nominated by or elected by the membership and meet four times per annum.

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QIP Company Secretary

Mr Gary Smith

Position

QIP Chair

Qualifications

JP, CPM FAAPM, MAICD

Year Joined

2011

Current Appointments and Memberships:

  • Board Member, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.
  • Director, General Practice Workforce Tasmania.
  • Fellow and Life Member of the Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd.
  • Member, Medicare Australia Stakeholders Consultation Group.
  • Member, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review General Practice & Primary Care Clinical Committee.
  • Academic Director and Lecturer, University of New England Partnerships.
  • Surveyor, Australian General Practice Association Limited (AGPAL).
  • Surveyor, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

Biography

Gary Smith joined the Board of QIP in 2011. He is also Chair of the Quality Innovation Performance Consulting Limited (QIP Consulting) and Quality Innovation Performance International (QIP International) Boards. Gary joined the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) Board in December 2006. Gary is an AGPAL Independent Director and has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare management.

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Dr Richard Choong

Position

QIP Director

Qualifications

MB Bch BAO (NUI), LRCSI & PI, FRACGP

Year Joined

2003

Current Appointments and Memberships:

  • Federal Councillor, Australian Medical Association (AMA).
  • President, AMA Western Australia (WA).
  • Fellowship of Australian Medical Association.
  • Member, AMA of General Practice.
  • Member, AMA of General Practice WA.

Biography

Dr Richard Choong joined the QIP Board in 2003, and was formerly the Board Chair. Richard is the longest serving and youngest Chair of the AGPAL Board to date. Richard is an Australian Medical Association (AMA) nominee of the AGPAL Board and is the President of the AMA Western Australia. Richard has 17 years’ experience in general practice and is the principal of an outer metropolitan General Practice in Perth.

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Mr Phillip Bain

Position

QIP Director

Qualifications

MBA

Year Joined

2013

Biography

Phillip is a Director of Northern Health and a member of the Northern Metropolitan Partnership. Phillip was previously Chief Executive Officer of Plenty Valley Community Health, and Goulburn Valley Medicare Local, central Victoria and the Northern Division of GPs in Melbourne. Prior to joining the inaugural QIP Board, he was a Director of both QIC and QICSA before they merged with QMS and Quality in Practice to form QIP. Until August of 2013. Phillip was a Commissioner of the Victorian multi-cultural Commission and provided advice to the State Minister on migrant and refugee issues in rural Victoria. Phillip has a Master’s in Business from La Trobe University and is currently a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s School of Rural Health.

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Mr Andrew Stanley

Position

QIP Director

Qualifications

BA (Hon), MPubAdmin (Policy)

Year Joined

2013

Current Appointments and Memberships

  • Director, SANT DataLink, 2012 - current.
  • Management, South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, 1986 – 2012.
  • Director, Quality Improvement Council, Sept 1997 to June 2013.
  • Population Health Research Network, 2009 - current.

Biography

Andrew Stanley joined the QIP Board 2013. Andrew was an Independent Director of the Quality Improvement Council (QIC), which formed part of QIP, since its establishment and served two terms as Chair. Until August 2012 Andrew held a number of senior management positions in the SA Department of Health and Ageing in the areas of policy, planning and research, most recently as Director, Office for Research Development. Andrew’s current role is Director of SANT DataLink which is a consortium of SA and NT government agencies and universities (auspiced by the University of South Australia) established to facilitate large scale population level research and evaluation using privacy protecting data linkage methodologies.

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Ms Jo Watson

Position

QIP Director

Qualifications

B Soc.Sci, Graduate, Australian Institute Company Directors (GAICD)

Year Joined

2012

Current Appointments and Memberships

  • Deputy Chair, Consumers Health Forum (CHF).
  • Director, AGPAL.
  • Deputy Chair, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) (Australian Government).
  • Chair, HTA Consumer Consultative Committee (Commonwealth Department of Health).

Biography

Jo joined the QIP Board of Directors in 2013 and is the CHF-nominated Director on the AGPAL Board.

Jo was the Executive Director for the National Association of People living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Australia (NAPWHA) from 1998 to 2014. Over the past several decades she has been a community advocate actively engaged in the areas of health policy, especially access to medicines, and optimal public health interventions.

She was the consumer nominee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority (PBPA) from 2002 to 2012, before being appointed the consumer nominee to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), and then in 2017 was appointed the first Deputy Chair of that Committee. She is also the Chair of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Consumer Consultative Committee, established by the Department of Health in 2016.

 

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Mr Henry Williams

Position

QIP Company Secretary

Qualifications

ACA, BBus, AICD

Current Appointments and Memberships

  • Company Secretary, AGPAL.
  • Director, Attune Hearing Pty Ltd.
  • Finance Director, Fort Knox Storage Group.
  • Managing Director, H N Williams Pty Ltd.
  • Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association Queensland Inc.
  • Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
  • Fellow Member, Institute of Company Directors in Australia.
  • Registered Tax Agent.
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