New CEO appointment for Western Victoria Primary Health Network

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Wilding as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Craig began his career as a Radiographer and has overseen large health prevention programs such as BreastScreen and the Grampians Public Health Unit and brings over 20 years of senior and executive leadership experience in health care settings.

Most recently, Craig has had an esteemed and enduring career with Grampians Health, in which he has held positions including Director Medical Administration, Workforce Planning and Engagement, Executive Director – Primary and Community Care, as well as his current and most recent position, Chief Operating Officer – Community and Aged Care, a large and diverse portfolio. His expertise in strategic planning, operational efficiency, and stakeholder engagement has led to significant advancements in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

“I am thrilled to be joining Western Victoria Primary Health Network as CEO,” said Craig. “I look forward to working with the dedicated team at WVPHN, the broader community and our stakeholders to continue improving healthcare access and services for the people of western Victoria.”

WVPHN Board Chair, Professor Susan Brumby, expressed the Board’s enthusiasm for the new CEO appointment. “Craig’s extensive experience and empowering and innovative leadership make him the ideal candidate to lead our organisation into the future. We are confident that under his guidance, WVPHN will continue to excel in delivering high-quality services and addressing the unique needs of our communities,” said Prof. Brumby.

“I would like to thank our former CEO, Rowena Clift, for her contribution during her tenure – she left a significant legacy. I also thank our interim CEO Andy Giddy who has been in the role since December last year. Andy has done a tremendous job working with the Board and has overseen vital work that will enable our new CEO to really hit the ground running.”

Craig Wilding will commence at WVPHN on Monday, 6 May 2024.

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