East Grampians Health Service announces interim CEO

East Grampians Health Service Board President Matthew Wood announced the board has appointed Andrew Freeman as interim chief executive officer, following the resignation of Nick Bush, who is taking up a position as CEO of Echuca Regional Health.

Mr Freeman will remain in place as interim CEO while the board undertakes the recruitment campaign for a new CEO.

Currently working as Director of Strategic Projects with Western Health, Mr Freeman has extensive experience as a CEO of rural and regional health services.

Mr Freeman has previously been chief executive of Djerriwarrh Health (2015 to 2018) and chief executive of Benalla Health (2011 to 2015), while from 2010 to 2011 he worked as deputy chief executive/chief operations officer at Northeast Health Wangaratta.

Mr Freeman is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

EGHS Board president Matthew Wood said the Board was delighted to appoint Mr Freeman as interim CEO.

“Andrew is a highly regarded CEO and brings to East Grampians Health Service a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership skills,” Mr Wood said.

“We look forward to welcoming him to the health service and him assisting the board through the recruitment of a new CEO.”

Mr Freeman said he was pleased to be appointed to East Grampians Health Service and looked forward to maintaining the momentum the board developed in being a leading rural health service.

Andrew Freeman, new interim CEO at East Grampians Health Service.