Jim McGowan AM

Mr Jim McGowan AM was appointed Chair of the Metro North Hospital and Health Board on 18 May 2020. Jim was previously Chair of the South West Hospital and Health Board and has significant high- level public administration experience, specialising in the areas of governance, accountability, service delivery improvement and performance management.

On Australia Day, 2012, Mr McGowan was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) “for service to public administration in Queensland through the development and implementation of public sector management and training reforms and to improved service delivery”. As Director-General, Department of Community Safety and Deputy Chair of the State Disaster Management Group, Mr McGowan has led key response agencies and co-ordinated the response to a range of disasters which had serious and widespread impacts across Queensland and the nation.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Education from The University of Queensland and is also a Commissioner of Declarations.