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Dan Douglass takes the lead as BLPCP Chair

Updated: Aug 29, 2017



In July, Heathcote Health Chief Executive Officer, Dan Douglass was elected as the new Chair of the Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership Board, following the retirement of previous Chair and Inglewood District Health Services Executive Officer, Mike Parker.


Dan commenced at Heathcote Health in September 2012. He has had significant roles at Bendigo Health Care Group including Business Director, Operations Manager and Community Programs Manager, after joining the organisation as Manager of Intake and Assessment Services in 2003.


He has previously held positions as Aged Care Manager and Strategic and Strategic and Business Planning Manager in the Loddon Mallee Regional Office of the Department of Human Services.


Dan has prior experience as an Executive Officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority and with private accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Dan has also had several senior roles with the Victorian State Government in the Law Department after commencing his career in the Treasury Department.


Dan holds a PhD, Master of Accountancy (Finance), Degrees in Accountancy and Public Administration, and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Certified Practising Accountant.

Other BLPCP office-bearers include:


Deputy Chair: Dallas Widdicombe, Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

Finance Committee Representative: Jenny Harriot, Bendigo Health

Independent Chair Finance Committee: Jude Holt, Coliban Water


A full list of BLPCP Board members can be found below:

  • Liz March, Bendigo Community Health Services

  • Dallas Widdicombe, Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

  • Jenny Harriot, Bendigo Health

  • Darren Clarke, Boort District Health

  • Margaret Augerinos, Centre for Non-Violence

  • Vicky Mason, City of Greater Bendigo

  • Dan Douglass, Heathcote Health

  • Tracy Wilson, Inglewood District Health Service

  • Wendy Gladman, Loddon Shire Council

  • Tricia Currie, Women's Health Loddon Mallee


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and Barapa Barapa people and recognises them as the traditional owners. We pay our respects to leaders and elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all 

Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung  and Barapa Barapa people.  


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