Barbara Yeoh, Chair Monash Health, named Chair of the Year at CEO Magazine’s Annual Awards.

At CEO Magazine’s Annual Leadership Awards at Crown Palladium last night, Barbara Yeoh, Chair Monash Health, was awarded the honour of Chair of the Year.

The Awards covers business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

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“Barbara is a wonderful, supportive Board Chair who has provided strong governance through periods where Monash Health has experienced tremendous growth, whilst improving care quality, emergency and elective surgery access, and maintaining a strong financial position” said Shelly Park Chief Executive of Monash Health.

“Barbara’s direction and leadership has inspired our Board and Executive Management Team towards an absolute commitment to patient-centred care.”

Barbra Yeoh said: “Being the Chair of Monash Health – an organisation that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year – is such a privilege.”

“Monash Health is an organisation focused on providing patient centred care – and is committed to innovation and research that makes a real difference to the health of people in Australia and beyond.”

She thanked her fellow Directors for working with her to ensure the highest levels of Governance possible for Monash Health.

“I also thank Shelly Park, Chief Executive and her leadership team – and the thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals that make Monash Health such a wonderful organisation.”

Barbara recounted her first role in health and safety early in her career.

“At 25, freshly graduated from University, I was given full rein by my boss to work with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to research the effectiveness of seat belts. This research led to Victoria being the first place in the world to make seat belt wearing compulsory.

“The trust and confidence my first boss had in me, made me realise the importance of nurturing, supporting and encouraging young people to reach their fullest potential in contributing to a better world.”

In addition to being chair of Monash Health, Barbra Yeoh is Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Audit Committee, a Director of the Victorian State Emergency Service Authority and a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation (AHPRA) Agency Management Committee.

Monash Health thanks and congratulates Barbara Yeoh, Board Chair on receiving this well deserved honour.

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