Helen Chalmers

@ Executive Director Health Services Programs and Funding

Helen Chalmers has over 30 years’ experience in the health sector, working as CFO, COO and CEO in the UK and Australia.

Helen’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, a position she held for two years and several years in the same role in Country Health SA when she first came to South Australia. Currently, she is the Executive Director, Health Service Programs and Funding in the Department for Health and Wellbeing, SA Health, which is focussed upon the delivery of system-wide health service programs and appropriate levels of funding for public health services.

Before re-joining SA Health in 2017, Helen was the Health Service Chief Executive, Mackay Hospital and Health Service and had been enjoying locum roles as a travelling COO / CEO.  Helen also has experience in the area of health service performance both in Australia and the UK.

Helen also undertakes hospital accreditation for ACHS, is a rural South Australian married to a grazier, and has several Board and trustee roles.