Dr Chris McGowan

@ Chief Executive, Department for Health and Wellbeing

Dr McGowan has a background expanding over 30 years of health and human service policy, management and leadership.  He has been Director of Health Reform and a Director of Primary Health Care for the South Australian Government.  He has also led public and private hospitals and been a Director of Local Hospital Networks and Medicare Local/Primary Health Care networks.

Currently Dr McGowan is the Chief Executive of the Department of Health and Wellbeing.  Chris is responsible to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the governance, leadership and management of the South Australian health system. This includes being the direct employer of over 45,000 staff and managing a budget of $7.4 billion.

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