Hunter Primary Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Ryan as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Chair of Hunter Primary Care, Dr Peter Hopkins, said, “We are delighted to be able to attract a CEO of Brenda’s experience and skill into this important role. We believe she will be an ideal fit to continue Hunter Primary Care’s track record as a leader in providing health services to our region.”

“Brenda has over thirty years management experience, with the last fourteen being in the Australian rural primary health care industry where she has held the position of CEO in several rural primary health care settings – including a GP Network and Medicare Local. In her previous role, based in Perth, Brenda oversaw a range of primary care programs including mental health services, Partners in Recovery, headspace, Aboriginal health, chronic disease, General Practice, NDIS, home care and aged care,” Dr Hopkins said.

“Brenda’s qualifications include an MBA, Bachelor of Organisational Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Human Relations and she is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Primary Health Care. Brenda is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.”

On commencing her new appointment Brenda said, “I feel very privileged to be taking on this very important and challenging leadership role and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to contribute to strengthening primary care in the Hunter region. I am extremely confident that, as an organisation, we have the experience and strategic knowledge to ensure that Hunter Primary Care remains a leader in the primary health care space”.

“Over the next year we will be continuing to deliver consumer-focused, quality primary health care services to the community that improve health outcomes. We also remain committed to supporting primary health care professionals to provide quality and effective health care services”.

These services include: