On 13th August JFPH entered into the annual Dragon Boat Race to raise much needed funds
for Dragons Abreast, promoting awareness of breast cancer and importance of early detection,
life after breast cancer and to provide support and inspiration to others in a similar situation
through participation in the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragon boat racing.
JFPH had a mixed team and placed second.
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Melanie wins Chief Executive
Ramsay Health’s Melanie Gates has been announced as one of two
female CEOs to win a Chief Executive Women (CEW) scholarship and
will attend the highly regarded Leading for Results program at INSEAD,
Scholarship winners will attend the program in November, which is designed to
provide experienced managers with crucial skills for leading people in a globalised
environment. “CEW is delighted with the winners and proud to provide talented women
with the opportunity to build their leadership skills, enrich their experiences and
advance their careers.
“The aim of CEW’s Scholarship Program is to provide opportunities that will fast-track
the careers of talented women and improve the representation of women in senior
leadership roles in Australia,” said Kathryn Fagg, President of Chief Executive Women.
The other winner is Fiona Lang the Chief Operating Officer of BBC Worldwide Australia
& New Zealand (ANZ), responsible for Strategy, Business Development, Operations/ IT,
and Legal and Business Affairs.
Melanie Gates is the Chief Executive Officer for Ramsay Health in Albury Wodonga.
As a hospital CEO, Melanie’s focus is to provide leadership and strategic direction for
the Hospitals, establishing and maintaining strong links with the medical and local
community and ensuring that the facilities provide excellent patient care whilst meeting
operational and business objectives. “Moving into my new role as CEO I aspire to be an
authentic and inspirational leader. This program will greatly assist me to understand my
strengths and development areas and to provide pragmatic strategies and techniques
that I can apply immediately,” said Melanie.
The scholarships INSEAD’s Leading for Results program provides experienced
managers with the crucial skills for leading people in a globalised business
environment. It equips participants with a concrete strategy for transforming their
leadership abilities, and helps them communicate a compelling vision that can inspire
others to perform beyond even their own expectations. Fiona Lang and
Melanie Gates will be joining 4 other CEW scholars, Andrea Kelly,
Jahna Cedar, Rebecca Lannen and Tiffiny Vale who are also
attending Leading for Results in November, through CEW’s
partnership with the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education
Foundation and the Australian Government.
The scholarships are part of the CEW Scholars program,
which helps talented Australia women take their careers
to the next level by supporting executive education at
internationally acclaimed business schools.
About CEW Scholars (www.cew.org.au/scholarships)
The CEW Scholars program enables women leaders
by supporting them at critical junctures in their
careers, from their first management roles to top
executive positions. More than 120 women have
been awarded scholarships to business schools
in Australia and internationally since CEW
commenced its executive program
for women leaders in 1992.
Pindara physio Gregg Fyffe (below right) has arrived back home on the Gold Coast
after travelling to London with the Australian Para-athletics team for the World
Championships held in the city last month. Gregg was part of the medical support team
working with and treating the athletes during the competition, ensuring the team was in
peak condition throughout competition.
Gregg said it was a fantastic
experience and a real privilege
to work and travel with a group of
such hard working and inspiring
“It was such a great event to be
a part of. The level of skill and
athleticism was something beyond
belief. It really is amazing what
people can achieve when they have
true determination and belief in
themselves” Gregg said.
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