Thomp­son in top role for hospi­tal

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

HU­MAN ser­vices con­sul­tant Mandy Thomp­son has been ap­pointed CEO of the Townsville Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion.

The for­mer La­bor state mem­ber for Townsville and cur­rent CEO of fam­ily sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tion Althea Projects will start in the role in Jan­uary.

Foun­da­tion deputy chair Scott Mor­ri­son said Ms Thomp­son was ap­pointed af­ter a three- month re­cruit­ment cam­paign through Townsville firm TP Hu­man Cap­i­tal.

He said she was se­lected for her ex­pe­ri­ence, par­tic­u­larly with Althea Projects.

Con­cern was ex­pressed by the LNP ear­lier this year over the ap­point­ment of for­mer La­bor Bris­bane coun­cil­lor Shayne Sut­ton to the Townsville Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice board, while an anony­mous caller to the Bul­letin claimed Ms Thomp­son’s ap­point­ment had also been po­lit­i­cal.

But Mr Mor­ri­son, a Townsville me­dia com­pany owner who has been in­volved in lo­cal Lib­eral cam­paigns, said Ms Thomp­son’s ap­point­ment had noth­ing to do with pol­i­tics.

He said the foun­da­tion, led by a vol­un­tary board, was in­tro­duc­ing the role of CEO to help broaden its work.

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