Nancy Panter appointed East Grampians Health Service Board Chair

East Grampians Health Service has elected local business owner and global marketing and communications specialist Nancy Panter as its new Board Chair.

Formerly Board Vice Chair, Ms Panter succeeds Matthew Wood, who has retired from the Board after seven years’ service.

Ms Panter was elected Vice Chair in 2017, has served on the East Grampians Health Service Board since 2014, and has previously held the position of Audit and Risk Committee Chair.

“I am honoured to be elected Chair of East Grampians Health Service, a multi-award winning organisation that strives to improve the health outcomes of our community every day,” Ms Panter said.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish to extend our thanks to Mr Wood for his tireless work as Chair since 2015.”

Ararat Rural City-based Ms Panter brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, communications, risk management and project management. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in journalism from the University of Queensland, Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University (USA) and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Joining Ms Panter on the Board executive are Heather Fleming, Vice Chair, and Jay Petty, Treasurer. Jay Petty succeeds Russell Barker, who has retired as Treasurer and Board member after five years’ service.

Mrs Fleming of Willaura is also Chair of the Community Consultative Committee, a member of the Building for the Future Foundation and a member of the EGHS Willaura Healthcare Auxiliary.

Ms Petty, a chartered accountant, is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and works at the Northern Grampians Shire Council as manager financial services.

“East Grampians Health Service is entering a new and exciting phase, with the forthcoming appointment of a new chief executive,” Ms Panter said.

“The Board and I look forward to working with the executive of East Grampians Health Service and continuing the good work laid down by our previous Chair and Board members.”

East Grampians Health Service Board Vice Chair Heather Fleming, Chair Nancy Panter and Treasurer Jay Petty