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Update on Health Infrastructure Chief Executive

Health Infrastructure’s Chief Executive Rebecca Wark announced today that after much consideration and reflection, she will be leaving Health Infrastructure in June this year.

“It has been an absolute privilege serving the incredible team at Health Infrastructure and delivering for our communities in my role as Chief Executive over the past five years,” said Rebecca.

“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved during a time of significant growth in our capital program and unprecedented challenges in the construction sector, particularly, the relationships and collaboration we’ve forged with our project partners across Health, government and industry.

“But one of the things I’m most proud of is our great workplace culture and the care we show for each other. It’s been a focus of my leadership and is now the cornerstone of the relationships we have with our project partners and delivering for our communities.

“It has been a difficult decision to leave Health Infrastructure, however I look forward to celebrating our people and projects as they continue to achieve great things.

“I am sincerely grateful to our people for their unwavering commitment, and to the Secretary of NSW Health and Health Infrastructure Board for their support and trust in my leadership."

Statement by the Secretary, NSW Health and Chair, Health Infrastructure Board:

We share with you today that Rebecca Wark has made the decision to resign from her role as Chief Executive of Health Infrastructure (HI) and will leave the organisation in June.

Rebecca has worked in and around HI for over 16 years and as HI’s Chief Executive for the past 5 years. After a busy and accomplished tenure, we respect and support her decision.

Under Rebecca’s stewardship, HI has excelled in its delivery through some of the toughest challenges and economic conditions of our time. HI has garnered a strong reputation for excellence in its collaboration, forward thinking, governance and delivery standards to become a highly regarded partner across government and industry, nationally. The HI team has delivered projects and programs across all parts of the state and Rebecca’s passion for regional and remote communities has always been clear.

Rebecca has prioritised maintaining great culture within HI as well as seeking to drive meaningful cultural change in the construction industry, supporting wellbeing and helping to attract and retain a diverse workforce, including more women, to the sector. Her leadership also played a key role in the health construction sector’s continuity during the pandemic, working across government and industry, and she has focused extensively on building strong and lasting relationships with HI’s stakeholders at all levels.

Rebecca’s last day will be finalised in coming weeks and Emma Skulander, HI Chief Operating Officer, will act as Chief Executive from that date, while we progress the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive for HI.

Rebecca’s vision and leadership have made a long-lasting contribution to NSW Health, and indeed to NSW, and we are immensely grateful for her time here. We extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Rebecca for her service and wish her the very best in her future endeavours.

Kind regards,

Susan Pearce AM 
Secretary, NSW Health

Lucio Di Bartolomeo
Chair, Health Infrastructure Board

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