Former SA Health CE Tony Sherbon has taken over as Chair of South Australia’s regional training organisation for general practitioners – GPEx.
He has replaced Kevin Forsyth.
Sherbon led SA Health between 2006 and 2011 before becoming CEO for the Federal Government’s Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for four years.
He was also a Partner in EY’s Health Advisory Practice until late 2019.
The health care leader remains a Consultant to EY and continues to run his own health policy consultancy.
In a statement, GPEx said Sherbon’s appointment followed an amalgamation of GPEx with its member company and health professions organisation ModMed.
It said the amalgamation would “create governance efficiencies and strengthen outcomes for GP training and health professions education”.
“GPEx has commenced a process of appointing a series of new independent Directors to the Board to bring a set of new skills that will build upon the work of the previous board directors and advance future strategies to strengthen general practice in South Australia and enhance registrar wellbeing,” it said.