Chairman of Melbourne Health, Mr Robert Doyle, said today on behalf of the Melbourne Health Board that he was very pleased to support the announcement from Mr Harold Mitchell, Chair of the Premier's Jobs and Investment Panel, on the appointment of Dr Gareth Goodier to the position of Executive Chair of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct in Parkville.
“This announcement recognises the outstanding leadership and vision that Gareth has shown in his four years as Chief Executive of Melbourne Health. Melbourne Health comprises the pre-eminent Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria’s most comprehensive mental health service, NorthWestern Mental Health and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.
“Gareth brought with him to Melbourne Health more than 25 years’ experience in senior health leadership roles both in Australia and overseas and Melbourne Health has benefited from his enormous energy, commitment and drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.
“Melbourne Health is in a great position to take advantage of the foundation work completed by Gareth to help the organisation deliver on its vision of First in Care, Research and Learning.
“Due to his vast international experience, Gareth was always aware of the potential within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and he is well positioned to bring together all of the organisations that comprise Australia’s leading biomedical and health cluster and compete with well-known international clusters such as Cambridge and Boston.
“Gareth commenced with Melbourne Health in June 2012. During his four years with Melbourne Health, he has personally driven the introduction of a comprehensive culture change program, re-invigorated the focus on patient and staff safety, led the agenda for a precinct-wide Electronic Medical Record, and improved patient outcomes through strengthened relationships with Government, community groups and international organisations.”
Dr Gareth Goodier said “The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct has already established itself as a major biomedical powerhouse with its 25 health services, research and academic partners sharing a history of ground-breaking medical discoveries and developments. I am looking forward to growing our reputation so that we can rival any of the international biomedical hubs. This is an exciting opportunity.”