Health Service Board

The Health Services Act 2016 was enacted on 1 July 2016 to establish the State’s Health Services as separate, board-governed statutory authorities.

The SMHS Board is legally responsible and accountable for the oversight of SMHS hospitals and health services and is chaired by Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins.

SMHS Board membership

South Metropolitan Health Service Board Chair Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins

Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins Board Chair


Adj. Assoc. Professor Robyn Collins is a committed and highly successful health service executive and board member with an extensive career in a broad range of governance, strategic, operational and financial management environments.

Professor Collins is currently a Board member of Rosewood Aged Care and Curtin University Medical School Advisory Board. Until early June 2019 Professor Collins was the inaugural WA State Manager of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (WA). Professor Collins was the Acting Chair of the SMHS Governing Council for two years.





South Metropolitan Health Service Deputy Board Chair Ms Kim Gibson

Ms Kim Gibson Deputy Board Chair

B.App.Sci (Physio) MA Public Sector Leadership FACHSM GAICD

Ms Gibson's career in health spans 30 years across clinical practice, clinical education, health professional regulation, health reform, health service management and governance both in Australia and overseas.

Former Chair of the Clinical Senate of WA, Ms Gibson is passionate about health service improvement through clinician and consumer engagement.  

An experienced board member, she is Chair of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.




South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Dr Ryan Atkinson

Dr Ryan Atkinson


Dr Ryan Atkinson is a general practitioner (GP) with the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, delivering clinical services to Aboriginal communities in Broome.

Dr Atkinson is also a Board member for Magabala books, a national Indigenous publishing house which celebrates and nurtures the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices.

He has a strong commitment to Aboriginal health and completed his postgraduate training in Aboriginal medical services in the Kimberley region.




South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Dr Amanda Boudville

Dr Amanda Boudville


Dr Amanda Boudville is Head of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital and is an experienced geriatrician and stroke physician. She has worked across various public and private health systems for more than two decades.

Dr Boudville is a Federal Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.






South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Mr Julian Henderson

Mr Julian Henderson


Julian Henderson is a highly qualified senior executive with wide-ranging experience within the public and private sectors.

He has a breadth of experience in diverse areas including strategic planning, policy development, project development, project management, operations and general administration.

Mr Henderson was a member of the North Metropolitan Health Service Governing Council.





South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Colin Murphy

Mr Colin Murphy


Colin Murphy was the former and 18th Auditor General in WA for a period of 12 years until 2018.

His career has included senior executive finance and administrative roles across a range of State and Commonwealth Government departments.

Mr Murphy serves on a range of Boards including ChemCentre WA, the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board, Winja Wajarri Barna Ltd, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Australia, and the Financial Counsellors Association WA.

He is currently serving as a Commissioner with the Perth Casino Royal Commission. Mr Murphy was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours 2010.



South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Ms Sue Le Souef

Ms Sue Le Souef

BA(Hons) MA, B Juris, LLB

Sue Le Souef has extensive experience in health-related fields including nursing and health law.

As a senior legal officer at the DoH her work included medical negligence, coronial inquiries and freedom of information.

She played a prominent role in the introduction of legislation for Advance Health Directives and Enduring Power of Attorney in WA. At the State Solicitor’s Office, Sue worked as a senior solicitor in civil litigation including defending public hospitals in medical negligence.





South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Ms Yvonne Parnell

Ms Yvonne Parnell

GAICD, GradCertDis, AIMM

Yvonne Parnell is a Chief Executive Officer within the community sector assisting people with disabilities and their families overcome significant life challenges. She previously held senior executive management and leadership roles in the corporate sector.

Ms Parnell has a longstanding and wide-ranging involvement as a consumer representative in health and health research both in WA and nationally since 2003.

She is a past member of the North Metropolitan Health Service Governing Council and has served on a large number of health-related committees and reference groups including the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.




South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Mr Liam Roche

Mr Liam Roche


Liam Roche retired from the role of Chief Operating Officer of Seven West Media (WA) in 2015 following a 40 year career in the media and manufacturing industry.

He currently serves as Chair of the Perth Eye Foundation, Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers WA, a member of the WA Board of the Medical Board of Australia, a Non-Executive Director for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia and an adviser to the Murdoch University Emerging Leaders Program.





Board to Ward program

This program provides Board members an opportunity to understand what good quality care looks and feels like from the patient, carer and staff member perspectives. It also presents opportunities to increase consumer and staff confidence as part of a continuous improvement journey. 

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Last Updated: 05/09/2022