Umesh Goel, chief fi­nance of­fi­cer

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

Favourite food? Home-cooked In­dian cur­ries and stone-baked pizza Cats or dogs? I don’t have ei­ther. But I have a lik­ing for both dogs and cats. Do you live in Ip­swich? No, I live in In­dooroop­illy – but I am look­ing for­ward to get­ting to know the city, and the West More­ton com­mu­nity, much bet­ter.

Work back­ground? I have more than 25 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence man­ag­ing fi­nan­cial, com­mer­cial and in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices within large or­gan­i­sa­tions. I was Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer in my pre­vi­ous role within the nat­u­ral re­sources and min­ing sec­tor at Han­cock Coal from 2012. Why health? I want to give back to the com­mu­nity af­ter hav­ing a re­ward­ing career within the nat­u­ral re­sources and min­ing sec­tor. This is my op­por­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence, de­liv­er­ing out­stand­ing health­care to the peo­ple of the West More­ton dis­trict by us­ing emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy to in­crease ac­cess to care, stream­line the pa­tient jour­ney and im­prove health lit­er­acy.

What do you think is the big­gest chal­lenge re­lat­ing to your new role? Part of my new role in­cludes man­ag­ing a $554.6 mil­lion bud­get while en­sur­ing the Health Ser­vice’s op­er­a­tional and fi­nan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity. A huge fo­cus for me will be work­ing through how to drive health­care change and in­no­va­tion in West More­ton, and de­ploy­ing con­tem­po­rary tech­nolo­gies to best meet the needs of this rapidly ex­pand­ing com­mu­nity.

Umesh Goel, Chief Fi­nance Of­fi­cer, West More­ton Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice.

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