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Resignation of Professor Salom

Friday, 14 December 2018

Barwon Health Chief Executive Professor Ruth Salom has formally resigned from her position.

Board Chair Brian Cook has appointed Chief Financial Officer Cobus Lotheringen as acting CEO until a permanent replacement is found.

“We wish Professor Salom well with her future endeavours,” Mr Cook said.

“Barwon Health will now undertake a formal search for a new Chief Executive Officer, with our sights set on an exciting future made possible by the State Government’s commitment towards a new women’s and children’s hospital for Geelong and the Greater Barwon South West region,” he said.

“As we conduct a robust search for a new leader, Cobus Lotheringen, who has a long history in the health sector and who has helped turn around Barwon Health’s financial result through sound fiscal management, has been appointed acting CEO.”

“Cobus has been a strong and consistent advisor to the Board and is well respected by his colleagues; we look forward to working with him and the executive team further during this period of transition.”