GMHBA appoints Sandy Morrison to Board of Directors

Published 06 Apr 2021

GMHBA Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sandy Morrison to its Board of Directors.

Mr Morrison is a senior executive leader with over 25-years’ experience in health and community services throughout Victoria and holds qualifications at both the Bachelor and Master levels.  He is currently the CEO of Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF), one of the Barwon region’s pre-eminent community services organisations.

Prior to his role at BCYF, Mr Morrison was the Executive Director Medical Services at Barwon Health, one of Australia’s largest regional health services. He has also held other senior executive positions in both public and private healthcare organisations across Victoria where he has led and influenced the successful delivery of a range of client-centred health and community services. 

GMHBA Chair, Mrs Claire Higgins, said she is very pleased to have someone of Mr Morrison’s experience join the Board.

“Sandy’s knowledge of the community and health care sectors, together with his expertise at a CEO and Executive level will be invaluable to GMHBA. His health sector experience is especially relevant to our growing portfolio of health services. Our services in regional Victoria currently cover eye care, dental care, primary care and allied health services,” Ms Higgins said.

Mr Morrison’s appointment supports the organisation’s strong local value proposition and commitment to Geelong and regional Victoria. He describes himself as a committed family and community person who has been a resident of Geelong since 1998.

“I have lived and worked in Geelong for over 20 years and have raised my four children here. It goes without saying that I am a strong supporter of the Geelong region. I believe GMHBA plays an important role in the region as a leading employer and health insurer,” Mr Morrison said.

As well as having strong ties to the Geelong region which will benefit GMHBA, Mr Morrison is keen to share his knowledge of the broader health system and community services.

“I have a deep understanding of local health issues that will be of benefit to GMHBA as it seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of its members, customers and the communities in which it operates. I look forward to contributing to GMHBA’s considerable legacy in the region.”

Mr Morrison began his term as a Director on the GMHBA Board on 1 April 2021.