Helen Chalmers

Helen Chalmers, Executive Director, Health Service Programs and Funding, Department for Health and Wellbeing, SA Health

Helen Chalmers has over 30 years’ experience in the health sector, working as CFO, COO and CEO in the UK and Australia.

Currently, she is the Executive Director, Health Service Programs and Funding in the Department for Health and Wellbeing, SA Health, which is focussed upon the delivery of system-wide health service programs and appropriate levels of funding for public health services. 

Before re-joining SA Health in 2017, Helen was the Health Service Chief Executive, Mackay Hospital and Health Service and had been enjoying locum roles as a travelling COO / CEO for a couple of years. She has held two large COO roles in SA.   In the UK from 1990-2003 she was a CFO for a number of years, latterly at UCLH, and left the UK from the position of CEO Kingston Hospital Trust.

Helen also undertakes hospital accreditation for ACHS, is a rural South Australian married to a farmer, with 2 adult sons, and has several Board and trustee roles.

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