19 November 2019Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) has appointed David Bunker in the new role of Executive Director for the Queensland collaborative health translation network. BDHP Board Chair Sue Scheinpflug said Mr Bunker’s appointment marked the beginning of a new chapter for BDHP. “We have done significant work this year to prioritise BDHP’s activities and define its future direction. During this process, we identified the need to elevate the leadership role, bringing it in line with other Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres in Australia. “For the Executive Director role, we sought an engaging leader passionate about translational research. We were looking for a senior executive with diverse experience and the business acumen to drive greater collaboration across our network and to enhance BDHP’s brand reputation. “David brings significant knowledge and experience to this role. He is familiar with working in senior leadership roles in health and research and has an excellent reputation for connecting with others to deliver business transformation. “David is currently the Queensland Genomics Executive Director, a role which bears similarities to the BDHP one with its emphasis on leading the integration of health, research and education for better health outcomes. “Given his integral role in setting up Queensland Genomics, David will continue to provide a level of strategic leadership to the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance for six months and serve on its board. “We are confident this arrangement will benefit both organisations during the transition period. “We also acknowledge and thank Acting General Manager for BDHP Dr Susan Hawes, who has worked tirelessly to ensure BDHP has maintained its momentum during this phase,” Ms Scheinpflug said. David starts this new role on Monday 2 December 2019. Contact for further information: BDHP Board Chair Sue Scheinpflug, SueScheinpflug@diamantina.org.au
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