Chairperson of the Board
My name is Phil Naden, I am the CEO of Dubbo, Gilgandra and Coonamble Aboriginal Health Services.
I oversee strategic planning, resourcing (human and financial), reporting, health care delivery, quality standards and operational processes and represent the organization to the board, stakeholders, and the wider community. I am also a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Gamilaroi people from North Western NSW near Coonabarabran where my mother grew up on Burrabadee Mission and a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri people from Peak Hill/Condobolin NSW (Bogan River People), born and raised a proud Aboriginal man. I have previously held positions including CEO of the largest ATSILS in Australia, former CEO with Bourke AMS, and the Bila Muuji Regional Consortia.
I have qualifications in Business and Management, Justice and Policing, I am a Justice of the Peace and previously contested the Barwon Electorate in 2019 State Election as an Independent Candidate.
I recently finished my Masters Degree in Business and I hold the position of Chairperson of the NSW AH&MRC, Director on the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, (NACCHO), Chairperson of Dreamtime Housing, Director on the Justice Reinvestment Project, Maranguka at Bourke and recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor with the Rural Health and Medical Research Institute.