A new Board Chair and Vice-Chair have been appointed for Central Gippsland Health Service.

Jim Vivian succeeds Tony Anderson in the role of Chair. Jim has served the Board and the health service as Vice Chair since December 2018. He has retired from the workforce and according to CGH Chief Executive Officer, Mark Dykgraaf, brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chair.

“Along with his service on the Board over the last six years, Jim has most recently held senior leadership roles as the Executive Officer at the Gippsland Sports Academy and as the Executive Director of Academic Programs and General Manager of Industrial Operations at GippsTAFE,” Mr Dykgraaf said.

CGH also welcomes Arthur Skipitaris to the role of Vice Chair. Arthur has served on the Board since July 2020 and brings significant skill and experience to the role of Vice Chair and the Board.

He is currently the General Manager Corporate Services for Wellington Shire and has previously held roles as a senior executive for the Finance Shared Services Division of General Electric, Australia and New Zealand, the General Manager of Australia Post’s Shared Services Division and has worked in a number of other senior banking and finance roles.

Mr Dykgraaf also thanked continuing members of the Board for their commitment and dedication to CGH – Professor Kumar Visvanathan, Abbas Khambati, Claire Miller, Frankie MacLennan, Gerry Watts, Dr Glenys Butler, Jenny Dempster and Lauren Carey.

Caption – The CGHS Board welcomes new Chair Jim Vivan and Vice Chair Arthur Skipitaris.


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