MS CHRISTINE A. GEE
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Gee has been the Chief Executive Officer of Toowong Private Hospital since 1997. She holds an MBA and her career in public and private acute healthcare spans over twenty-five years.
Under her leadership, Toowong Private Hospital established a Professorial Chair in Psychiatry and Population Health and has developed to become a nationally respected and recognised psychiatric facility. The Hospital is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and is a teaching hospital of The University of Queensland, providing a number of training positions across medical, nursing and allied health disciplines.
Christine holds a number of Board appointments across local, state and national arenas. She is a past President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) and is currently a member of the APHA Board and Chair of the APHA Council as well as Chair of its Psychiatric Committee. In 2010 she became an inaugural member of the Minter Ellison Health Advisory Board. She is Treasurer of the Private Hospitals Association of Queensland and a member of the Australian Government's Second Tier Advisory Committee. Christine also chairs the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre Implementation Advisory Group and is a member of the Reference Group for the beyondblue National Perinatal Mental Health Program.
Christine has continually emphasised the necessity for private sector inclusion in the development and implementation of national quality and safety initiatives and was appointed to the former Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2003. In January 2006 Christine was appointed as a Commissioner with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and in 2011 she was appointed as a Board Member when the Commission was re-established as an independent statutory authority. She continues to Chair the Commission's Private Hospitals Sector Committee and its Open Disclosure Advisory Group.
Christine is also champion of private sector inclusion and participation in clinical workforce planning and the provision of clinical training. She has represented the private hospital sector on the Enhanced Medical Education Advisory Committee from its establishment to 2010. She was appointed as a member of the National Health Workforce Taskforce's Clinical Training Funding Reference Group in June 2009.
Christine was awarded a Centenary Medal for distinguished service to the health industry in April 2003. In recognition of her contribution to the viability, growth, quality and achievements of the private hospital sector, she received the 2005 APHA Individual Achievement Award. In November 2007, Christine was the recipient of a special award created for 2007 in honour of the 20-year association of Baxter Healthcare and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards that acknowledged an individual for Longstanding Service to Quality in Australian Healthcare.