BARWON HEALTH BOSS QUITS
BARWON Health CEO Ruth Salom is stepping down from the top job.
Ms Salom last night revealed to the Geelong Advertiser her intention to leave after 16 months in the role.
“I will be leaving Barwon Health as I can see that the very things that have made me useful to Barwon Health in the last 16 months are the very things that are getting in the way,” Ms Salom wrote in a statement.
“It has been fun, but at times it has felt as if I was between a rock and a hard place.”
Ms Salom, who was previously a professor at Monash University, praised Barwon Health’s staff and volunteers.
“However, for Barwon Health to truly achieve its aspirations I believe there is a need to adopt more modern practices and learn from others,” she said.
“As Picasso said ‘Good artists copy and great artists steal’ and so Barwon Health needs to copy and steal.”
In her statement, Ms Salom also discussed being a female CEO.
“The truth is it’s hard. We still pay lip service to equality between sexes. When our female athletes earn the same as the males and the female change rooms at the stadium are as good as the males, then we will have reached equality of sexes. At this time, we have not.”
Ms Salom is the health service’s third CEO since 2010. David Ashbridge held the position from 2010-2015 and Belinda Moyes was appointed CEO in 2016, lasting 10 months in the role.
Barwon Health CEO Ruth Salom.