New chal­lenge for Mills

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Ru­ral North­west Health has a new leader af­ter the ap­point­ment of Kevin Mills as chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Mr Mills gained re­spect in the health in­dus­try as Eden­hope and Dis­trict Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal chief ex­ec­u­tive, a po­si­tion he had for the past three years af­ter re­plac­ing now Mem­ber for Lowan Emma Kealy.

His move to Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire will re­turn him closer to the re­gion where he grew up on his par­ents’ Kal­kee plains farm.

A reg­is­tered ac­coun­tant, Mr Mills’ first ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tion was as fi­nance man­ager of Wim­mera Unit­ing Care, now Unit­ing Wim­mera, in Hor­sham.

Ru­ral North­west Health board chair Ju­lia Hausler an­nounced the ap­point­ment to fel­low di­rec­tors, ex­ec­u­tive and team mem­bers on Fri­day.

Ms Hausler said Mr Mills had good con­nec­tions within Wim­mera South­ern Mallee Health Al­liance and Grampians Re­gion Net­work and both or­gan­i­sa­tions would con­tinue to ben­e­fit from that re­la­tion­ship.

“We are re­ally happy with how the re­cruit­ment process went,” she said.

“Kevin is a proven chief ex­ec­u­tive with a good track record and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him and keep­ing Ru­ral North­west Health strong into the fu­ture.”

Ms Hausler was also ap­pre­cia­tive of the work from act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Wild­ing, who will con­tinue in his role un­til Septem­ber 14.

Mr Mills will start his role at Ru­ral North­west Health on Oc­to­ber 1.

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