WNSW PHN Announces New CEO


Western Health Alliance Limited (WHAL), which operates as the Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Coe as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Board Chair, Dr Robin Williams, says the WHAL Board is delighted with the appointment of Mr Coe.

“Having operated in both private and public healthcare sectors, as well as for other PHNs, Andrew is a highly experienced change management and health systems professional,” said Dr Williams.

Dr Williams added, “His expertise in stakeholder management, quality improvement and outcomes-focused service delivery will assist WNSW PHN to continue our focus of improving health outcomes for residents across our region.”

Having held various executive roles in healthcare across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Qatar, Mr Coe says he is excited to make an impact in Western NSW, particularly to further the organisation’s strategic priority of Aboriginal health.

“The vastness of Western NSW brings with it its own unique set of challenges in healthcare delivery, so I am thrilled to be joining an organisation that has such a determination to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents, no matter where they live in our region,” said Mr Coe.

Mr Coe will commence the role of WNSW PHN CEO in July (2021), succeeding from Mr Andrew Harvey, who vacated the role in December 2020. Mr Robert Strickland will continue to act in the role of CEO until Mr Coe begins.

Dr Williams added, “On behalf of the Board, I welcome Andrew as our new CEO and am looking forward to this next phase of WNSW PHN’s commitment to our region.”