The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Board is chaired by Professor Denis King OAM and 12 Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our Local Health District.


Professor Denis King OAM 
Clinical Professor Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
Clinical Associate Professor, University of NSW

Professor Denis King


Professor Denis King holds an Honorary Medical Officer colorectal surgery appointment at St George Hospital. He is the chair of the NSW Health Ministerial Committee and previously held the positions of Executive Clinical Director, SESIAHS and the Director of the Division of Surgery at St George Hospital. Professor King has over 40 years experience in colorectal surgical practice and as Chair of the ISLHD Board continues his strong commitment to clinical management and health consulting.

Eve Bosak

Eve Bosak


Eve Bosak has held a range of senior executive and Board directorship roles in government and the private sector. She served as the foundation Board Chair of Southern NSW LHD and is a pre-qualified Chair and member of NSW Government Audit and Risk Committees, bringing practical experience in the Federal and NSW Government. Ms Bosak founded Governance Asia Pty Ltd and prior to this was based in Washington DC as the regional CFO for the World Bank South Asia region. Ms Bosak’s qualifications are in finance, law and governance, including a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting with a law major, and she is a graduate of the Harvard Executive Development Program, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. She values the importance of community engagement in planning and transparency; performance reporting; and furthering the development of good governance for NSW Health.

Roger Downs
LLB, BCom, PostGradDipMngt 

Roger Downs


Roger Downs is a lawyer and non-executive director.  He has degrees in Law, Commerce and Management. He recently retired as Chairman of Partners at Kells Lawyers after 40 years as a commercial and business law specialist. He is Chair of Illawarra Credit Union Limited and Deputy Chair of Warrigal Care. Mr Downs is particularly interested in corporate governance and his focus for ISLHD is to support an embedded framework for organisational culture that aligns with the strategic plan to deliver world-class patient experiences and outcomes for our community.

Professor Kathy Eagar
MA(Psychology), GDipEd Stud (Health), PhD(Public Health), FAFRM(Hon)

Professor Kathy Eager


Professor Kathy Eagar has over 35 years experience working as a clinician, senior manager and an academic and is Professor, Health Services Research, University of Wollongong and Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute. She was awarded an Honorary Life Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (Royal Australian College of Physicians) and an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. As an ISLHD Board member she is committed to population health planning, funding and resource allocation. 


Alan Hudson
BSc (Hons) Psychology, M Psych.

Alan Hudson


Alan Hudson is an experienced Business Psychologist, Executive Coach and Organisation Development specialist, holding postgraduate qualifications in Psychology from Sydney University. He has thirty years’ experience as a management consultant, organisation psychologist and educator, having assisted a range of organisations to strengthen workforce capability, drive individual and team performance and implement successful change. Mr Hudson has worked with Federal and State government, consulting, financial services, telecommunications, media and ICT, transport and manufacturing in Australia, China and the UK. He served as Chair of the Board of Mercy Catholic College in Chatswood and is on the Adjunct Faculty of the University of NSW School of Psychology. He currently consults at senior levels for both Federal and state agencies and the corporate sector, as well as providing private psychology services. Mr Hudson aims to bring his skills and experience in driving performance and team optimisation. 

Paul Knight 

Paul Knight


Paul Knight has over 20 years experience in senior management and is currently the Managing Director of private business Djenbella Group, which encompasses Indigenous employment and business and economic development consultancy. In his role as an ISLHD Board member, Mr Knight continues his advocacy for improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders and people with a disability and to ensuring equity of access to health services for all. 


Professor Bill Lovegrove AO
BA(Hons), PhD Psych 

Professor Bill Lovegrove


Professor Bill Lovegrove has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector, having held a number of senior university positions across the country, including as the University of Southern Queensland’s longest serving Vice-Chancellor. He is currently President of the Nan Tien Institute and Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Wollongong, where he also supervises psychology students. He is Chair of the Graduate Careers Australia Board, Chair of the Open Colleges Education and Training Advisory Board and member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Academic Board. Professor Lovegrove has extensive skills in strategic planning, performance review, monitoring, team building and corporate culture. Prof Lovegrove received an Order of Australia on Australia Day 2017 for his service to leadership in the tertiary education sector, to developing academia in regional areas, and to cooperative research in a variety of fields.


Marisa Mastroianni

Marisa Mastroianni


Marisa Mastroianni is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of UOW Global Enterprises, a commercial subsidiary of the University of Wollongong. She is a member of the ISLHD Audit and Risk Management Committee, member of Community Alliance Credit Union Audit and Risk Committee, Director of NRMA and Chair of the NRMA Audit and Risk Committee. Marisa holds bachelor and master degrees in Commerce, is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and both a Graduate and Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  As an ISLHD Board member, Ms Mastroianni brings expertise in finance, risk management, corporate governance, organisational change and strategic planning. She is committed to ensuring equitable resource allocation together with best practice health delivery to meet the needs of the community.


Clinical Professor Rodney McMahon

Clinical Professor Rodney McMahon


Dr McMahon has worked as a General Practitioner in the Illawarra since 1979. He has been actively involved in the development of clinical training, particularly General Practice training, for the region and served a term of office as the first Director of Clinical Training for the Illawarra Area Health Service.  He has also been a member of the Personal and Professional Development Team at the University of Wollongong’s Graduate School of Medicine since its inception.

He is a past Chair of the NSW Faculty of the RACGP and is a past Director of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local, having previously been a Director of the Illawarra Division of General Practice. Dr McMahon was also a Member of the AMA (NSW) Council for eight years,has been a member of the Professional Services Review Panel since 1998 and is a current Deputy Director. He was also a Director of the NSW Medical Board for a decade from 2006 and chaired its Performance Committee.


Dr William Pratt

Dr William Pratt


Dr William Pratt is an infection diseases physician and general physician. He has worked and trained in New South Wales and Queensland and has experience in viral hepatitis and a broad range of general internal medicine.  Dr Pratt is actively involved in the Hospital in the Home (HITH) program. His priorities for ISLHD include improving access to health care throughout the District as well as a focus on the quality of care provided.


John Stubbs
BA, Dip(Acc), JP

John Stubbs


John Stubbs is an independent health management consultant with extensive experience in executive leadership roles within the health sector. Over the past 17 years, he has been instrumental in driving the national cancer and health agenda, particularly through his roles at Cancer Voices Australia, the Leukaemia Foundation Australia and as an advocate for cancer services. He is currently a member of the Cancer Institute NSW Board, NSW Health Consumers Association Board and Medical Services Advisory Committee – Economic Sub-Committee. Mr Stubbs is keen to contribute to the betterment of patient and health outcomes for the community, particularly in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region where he now resides.


Professor Gerard Sutton AO
BEng(Hons), MEngSc, PhD 

Professor Gerrard Sutton


Professor Gerard Sutton is the chair of the Academic and Research Network (AARNet) Board, a Board member of the Port Kembla Port Corporation and Think Pty Ltd and was the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong.  Professor Sutton is committed to the management and governance of ISLHD and is particularly interested in enhancing community engagement.

Dr Richard Morris AM. BM.

Dr Richard Morris

Dr Richard Morris is a highly experienced Anaesthetist and Intensivist. He is currently a Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Shoalhaven Hospital and a Clinical Advisor to NSW Ambulance. He was previously Director of the Department of Anaesthesia at St George Hospital. His extensive experience in senior medical roles also includes positions as acting Director of Medical Services, a Clinical Council member, and Medical Appointments Committee member. 

Mr Morris has great enthusiasm for using evidence to guide service development and promote safe healthcare.


The Board and Chief Executive are responsible for:

  • Improving local patient outcomes and responding to issues that arise throughout our Local Health District.
  • Monitoring the performance of our Local Health District against performance measures in the LHD Service Agreement.
  • Delivering services and performance standards within an agreed budget, based on annual strategic and operating plans. This forms the basis of our Local Health District Service Agreement.
  • Ensuring services are provided efficiently and accountably.
  • Production of Annual Reports that are subject to State financial accountability and audit frameworks.
  • Maintaining effective communication with local and State public health stakeholders.

You can view the Board Minutes

View ISLHD Governance documents, including the Governance Attestation Statement, Charter, Annual Reports, Performance Framework and Budget allocations.

Board members can access the secure website