Western Health Foundation

By Catherine Reidy

Published Date: 2019/10


Derwent were privileged to have been asked to assist in the appointment of Karen Bolinger as the new Board Chair of the Western Health Foundation – the Foundation supports the important work of Western Health; a major healthcare provider in Melbourne's west.

Karen was most recently the Chief Executive of the Melbourne Convention Bureau from 2011 until earlier this year. At the Melbourne Convention Bureau, Ms Bolinger increased the Bureau’s economic impact by 65% over five years, delivering growth in economic contribution from $180mil to $500mil over 6 years. Prior to that, she held a number of senior executive roles in various organisations across not for profit and commercial entities along with board positions at local and international level.

Western Health’s Board Chair, the Hon Bronwyn Pike“Karen is a visionary thinker with extensive networks, high level strategic planning capacity and a track record of strengthening brands and increasing economic impact,”.