Finance and Performance Committee

The primary role of the Finance and Performance Committee is to ensure the operating funds, capital works funds and service outputs required of the CEC, are being achieved in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Mr Ken Barker PSM
Committee Chair

Ken Barker has many years’ experience in the NSW public sector, financial management and strategic expertise. As former Chief Financial Officer of NSW Health, he has extensive knowledge of the NSW health system and its position within the broader Australian context. Ken is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the National Institute of Accountants. He was awarded the Public Service medal in 2002. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Board, Chair of the National Blood Authority Audit Committee and a member of the National Health Funding Body Audit Committee.

Dr Leon Clark

Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer of Adventist HealthCare in 2012, Dr Leon Clark FAICD was Chief Executive Officer of Sydney Adventist Hospital for ten years from April 2002. With a strong clinical background, as well as administrative expertise, he was originally an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and pioneer in his chosen sub-specialty of in vitro fertilisation. A past president of the Australian Private Hospitals Association, he currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations, including The Novus Foundation and Medi-Aid Centre Foundation Limited.

Dr Andrew Cooke

Dr Andrew Cooke is currently an Advanced Trainee in Emergency Medicine, specialising in adult and paediatric emergency care. Andrew holds a Master of Laws and has practised as a solicitor, with public and private sector experience in NSW and Victoria. He received the Sydney University Medical School Travelling Fellowship in 2008 and is also a recipient of a Full Commonwealth Scholarship to Cambridge to undertake graduate training in law. Andrew is a member of the Australian College of Legal Medicine.

A/Prof Brian McCaughan AM

Professor Brian McCaughan is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and cardiothoracic surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. His major clinical interest is the management of lung cancer. He has held a number of positions with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and was President of the NSW Medical Board for five years.

Ms Carrie Marr
Chief Executive (ex officio Board member)

Prior to her October 2015 appointment as our Chief Executive, Carrie was the Executive Director, Organisation Effectiveness at Western Sydney Local Health District. Carrie earlier held a number of leading executive and consultant positions in the United Kingdom for a variety of organisations including the National Health Service, Scotland.  Carrie is a graduate of the renowned advanced training program in Quality Improvement at Intermountain Health Care, Utah, USA.