Finance and Performance Committee

The primary role of the Finance and Performance Committee is to ensure the operating funds, capital works funds and service outputs required of the CEC, are being achieved in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Mr Scott Griffiths

Mr Scott Griffiths
Committee Chair

Mr Scott Griffiths is the current Chair of the Western NSW Local Health District Board.

He is a former Regional Executive Director Western Region NSW Department of Family & Community Services, former Chair Western Region Justice & Human Services Manager Network, and a former Joint Chair of Murdi Paaki Regional Engagement Committee.

Dr Leon Clark

Dr Leon Clark

Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare in 2012, Dr Leon Clark FAICD was Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Adventist Hospital for ten years from April 2002. With a strong clinical background, as well as administrative expertise, he was originally an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and pioneer in his chosen sub-specialty of in vitro fertilisation.

A past president of the Australian Private Hospitals Association, he currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations, including The Novus Foundation and Medi-Aid Centre Foundation Limited.

Dr Michelle Mulligan

Dr Michelle Mulligan

Dr Michelle Mulligan is a Specialist Anaesthetist (FANZCA) at Royal North Shore Hospital and in the private sector. She has management responsibility at Royal North Shore as the Clinical Director of the Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics, and also Chairs the Surgery and Anaesthetic Clinical Network of Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Her qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company directors and Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She has served on a number of Boards including the Council, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Northern Sydney Local Health District Board since 2017.

Dr Michael Nicholl

Adjunct Professor Michael C. Nicholl

Chief Executive (ex officio Board member)

As a clinician of 40 years, a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist for 30 years, a senior clinician manager for 15 years, and as the senior clinical advisor obstetrics to NSW Health for over a decade, Dr Michael Nicholl has been a visionary and inspirational leader who has led and promoted excellence in safety and quality in clinical care primarily across maternity, newborn and women's health.

For the past 20 years he has concentrated on the public sector in NSW with more than 15 years in a senior clinical management roles, both operational and strategic, together with a clinical academic role.

Michael became the first obstetrician in Australia to become a Fellow of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care. His clinical management and safety and quality expertise led to numerous service reviews both in NSW and in other states across Australia. At a national level he has worked with the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare with respect to Maternity Data Development and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on Hospital Acquired Complications and the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation.

In 2008, he became the first senior clinical advisor obstetrics to NSW Health. His time as senior clinical advisor obstetrics allowed him to gain better insights into the broader quality and safety agenda in healthcare. He has a particular academic interest in risk and his doctoral thesis related to applicability of risk matrices to high risk pregnancy care and delivery. In 2017 was recognised by the NSW government insurer (iCare – TMF) by winning the NSW Public Sector Risk Leadership Award, an award that spans all government agencies. Michael is a previous president of Women's Healthcare Australasia.