Following completion of a BA (Economics / Human Geography) and a Diploma of Education Rod worked in the public sector for 36 years in the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Tasmanian Health Organisation – North.
This included a range of roles – teacher, consultant, administrator in the Department of Education and subsequently within Health and Human Services as the North West Region Staff Development Manager, District Manager – Aged Rural and Community Health, Senior Policy Consultant – Primary Health / State Community Recovery Coordinator, Manager Planning Policy and Performance Unit – Primary Health and more recently Manager – Organisation Development and Planning for Tasmanian Health Organisation – North.
Rod has a great deal of experience in the areas of strategic and corporate planning; business continuity planning; consumer engagement, project management and policy development in the areas of health and human services. Over the past decade he has facilitated numerous national, state and organisational planning days, workshops, focus groups and emergency management exercises.
Sue completed a BA (Psychology/ Human Geography) in the early 1980’s. After having a family Sue worked for the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) for over 8 1/2 years. During this time she worked mainly in the role of interviewer and was involved in many long term surveys involving health issues. Eg. blood lead levels in children, detailed surveys around those caring for others, long term unemployment issues and health and family safety surveys. She was well regarded for her work especially her human relationship building skills.
Sue returned to study in 2001 and completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She has spent the last 12 years working for Health and Human Services in various social work positions. The last 8 ½ years was spent working at the LGH across a number of areas but mainly in Paediatrics and emergency medicine. Sue’s brings her strength in relationship building to the business.
Sue has an interest in animals and their welfare. She has a particular interest in dog training and behaviour. Sue has instructed at a local level for a number of years and played a role in educating young children about dog safety and awareness. Sue volunteers in a local women’s support organisation and helps regularly at the local kindergarten. She also enjoys reading film and photography and painting.