Board of Cockburn Integrated Health
Current Board Members
HON MICHAEL BOARD JP
Mike is the Chairman of Cockburn GP Super Clinic Ltd and until recently was Group Manager Youth Services for St John of God Healthcare. This position required the development and administration of all of their Youth services throughout Australia. Mike retired from the Western Australian Parliament in 2005 after twelve years; five as a Minister in various portfolios including Youth, The Arts, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Employment and Training, and Works and Services. Mike was also Shadow Minister for Health for four years. Mike was the member for Murdoch. Mike has also served in local government as Deputy Mayor of Melville. Mike sits on a number of Boards both in the Public and Private sectors, including Ministerial Council for Child Protection in WA (Chairman), Perth Wildcats, Perth Links and Passages-St Vincent de Paul’s. Mike’s history includes a Naval Officer, a Public Servant and owning/managing a clothing manufacturing business.
MR TROY COOK
Troy is currently Health & Leadership Program Manager at Wirrpanda Foundation. Since beginning work for the Foundation in 2007, Troy has developed his own Health & Leadership Program to incorporate health, mental wellbeing and substance abuse with the aim of building a healthy and active lifestyle for our future generation.
Troy played 150 games with the Fremantle Football Club and during this time made a significant contribution to the community through time he gave to assist numerous schools, indigenous and charity organisations and has continued to do so to this day. Troy was an Ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Association of WA in 2005, he was also appointed the Patron of the Kulunga Research Network in 2005 and in 2006 he took on the role as an Ambassador for Be Active WA as well as the Department of Indigenous Affairs PAL Project. Troy is currently on the Diabetes WA Board and Country High Schools Hostel Authority, is an Ambassador for PALS and is the face of Childhood Immunisation for the WA Department of Health.
DR FIONA COOMBES
Fiona is a local graduate and has more than 20 years’ experience as a GP. She has a special interest in the integration of primary health care and holds Master’s Degrees in Family Medicine and Health Service Management. Fiona is currently the Medical Director of Curtin University Health Service.
MR STUART DOWNING
(CPA, Bachelor of Business (Acct), MBA (HR&IT UWA), Post Grad Dip Company Secretarial Practice)
Stuart is currently Finance Director for the City of Cockburn and has been for the last five years, with 11 years in Local Government and 15 years in the private sector in senior management with large media companies in Perth and Sydney. Stuart is also the Treasurer for the South Perth Hospital, a position he has occupied for six years.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SUE JONES
Until recently, Sue held the position of Dean of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. She has led a university wide curriculum reform project and is responsible for ensuring interprofessional education and Indigenous perspectives are embedded within health sciences curricula and led the development and implementation of the Faculty’s Interprofessional First Year which commenced in 2011. Sue was a Fieldwork Coordinator in the School of Physiotherapy for 15 years where she enjoyed her time enormously teaching in all years of the undergraduate program and working with students as they emerged as physiotherapists. Sue has several Australian Learning and Teaching Council leadership grants which focus on developing academic leadership capabilities in a range of staff. Previous membership of Boards includes Board of Directors of the Australian Physiotherapy Association for 4 years and Intework for 3 years.