Jo Whitehead

Jo Whitehead
  • Chief Executive
    Mackay Hospital and Health Service


Jo is a long-term health professional with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare in the UK and Australia. She has held senior positions working in hospitals of all sizes and for the Department of Health in the UK and is passionate about providing more services for people in their own community.

Jo has a BA (Hons) in History, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management and Post Graduate Certificate in Health Service Economics.

Outside of work, Jo enjoys walking with her new puppies, cooking and reading and is keen on skiing (snow not water!) although she is recent convert to stand-up paddle boarding.


What are the determinants that connect health?
Presenting with John Macaskill-SmithProf. Annabel Taylor, Craig HodgesIan Yates, Alison Verhoeven, Vivian Mook & Ian Haughton


Sunday 2 September  |  View program for more details


With governance and accountability in the Australian health care system split between various levels of government and numerous separate agencies, overall management of the system is at times difficult to work in and navigate for patients. NQPHN has taken the unprecedented step to develop the myPHN Conference 2018 with an intent to explore the determinants of health from a cross sectoral perspective. This approach aims to enhance intersectorial understanding and integration to facilitate conversations, innovations and partnerships that meet the needs of the future state requirements of general practice and health care.

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