The Premier’s office gave its positive spin on the report into the SA Health chief executive, dropped on Saturday of the Australia Day long weekend. The report, released later, suggests Dr Chris McGowan breached a public sector Act, but does not recommend his dismissal.
The chief executive of SA Health has refused to answer more than two dozen questions from a parliamentary committee about alleged conflicts of interest involving his former employer, citing an ongoing investigation into his conduct.
Most of this month’s revelations about Dr Chris McGowan won’t seriously dent the SA Health chief executive’s professional armour – but his handling of a little-known aged care program planned for Adelaide’s southern suburbs might, writes InDaily reporter Bension Siebert.
EXCLUSIVE | Dr Chris McGowan initially agreed to – but later cancelled – a meeting to discuss “partnerships” involving SA Health and a private corporation while he was registered as both director of that company’s subsidiary and CEO of the department, new documents suggest.