The Opportunity

Director Finance and Performance

Job Title: Director Finance and Performance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Queanbeyan
Salary: Attractive Package
Start Date: 2022-06-09
Reference: BH-29693
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 10, 2022 12:33

Job Description

Director Finance and Performance
Executive Band 1
Southern NSW Local Health District


  • Exciting opportunity to shape contemporary finance strategy and transformation across this geographically dispersed regional health service.
  • Help us deliver world class service to patients, communities and stakeholders.
  • High profile executive leadership role, reporting to the Chief Executive

Based Queanbeyan with travel across the region.

Role Outline
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) delivers health care across an area of 44,534 square kilometres, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border and surrounds the ACT on three sides.  It extends from the beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains. SNSWLHD serves a permanent population of over 210,000 and is also responsible for providing sustainable healthcare to the 5 million tourists who visit the area annually.  It has an annual budget of $470m, employs over 3,000 staff and delivers healthcare services across more than 20 facilities.
SNSWLHD is now seeking a strong, commercially focused and experienced Director Finance and Performance (DFP).  Reporting to the CE and based from Queanbeyan, this person is a critical business partner for the executive team, providing support and advice to the CE and the Board relating to financial strategy, performance, risk, governance, capital expenditure and other key strategic and operational matters.  The DFP leads all aspects of financial and performance operations which ensure continuous, effective service with a responsive and accountable customer focus. This includes developing strategies for the management of the LHD’s ongoing liquidity including cash management of the LHD’s own sourced revenues, government subsidy, liabilities and optimum use of assets. The DFP provides inspirational leadership to a direct team of 6 and a much larger indirect team, fostering a responsive, future focused and contemporary culture which supports staff to deliver true excellence.  Critical to this person’s success will be their capacity to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders including NSW Health, the local PHN, ACT Health, academic and research partners, neighbouring health districts and the wider community.
About you
To succeed in this role, you’ll be a contemporary executive finance leader, CA or CPA, with significant experience managing financial strategies within large, complex organisations.  Your experience may have been gained within a government or public sector agency; we equally value private / NFP experience, in which case you’ll ideally have interfaced with government funders, stakeholders or partners in some capacity within your recent career.  Critical to your success will be your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team to be the very best, within a highly challenging and demanding environment.  You’ll be an outstanding communicator with excellent stakeholder skills and a natural ability to influence and engage at all levels.

This is an opportunity of transformational significance and comes at a pivotal point in the organisation’s evolution,  supporting world class healthcare across this thriving and growing community.  It also offers the prospect of living in the beautiful and picturesque part of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for.
Applying for this Role
For further information and to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role which includes the Role Description and how to apply, please CLICK HERE. To discuss further, please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner at Derwent Search or Shannon Bird at or call on 02 9091 3266.

Applications close: Sunday 26th June (11.59pm)

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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