Network management

The Sydney Children's Hospital Network is managed by a Board and divided into eight directorates, each managed by a skilled professional with long track records.

The Board is made up of experts in the fields of paediatrics, management, finance and industry. The Board advises on planning, policy development and monitoring activities across the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

Meet the 2020 SCHN Board members.

Board Chair: Elizabeth Crouch AM

Elizabeth Crouch was appointed as Board Chair in March 2020.

Ms Crouch is Chair of the Customer Owned Banking Association and SGS Economics and Planning and is a non-Executive Director of ReadyTech Holdings and Bingo Industries. Ms Crouch Chairs the Non-Government Schools Not for Profit Advisory Committee and is on the Boards of the NSW Institute of Sport, Health Infrastructure and the Western Sydney Local Health District which she will stand down from following her appointment as the Chair of SCHN.

She Chairs Audit and Risk Committees for the City of Sydney, IPART and RailCorp and is also the Chair of CREST ANZ, an organisation that registers ethical cybersecurity testing companies.

Ms Crouch is Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Macquarie University and has held previous NED roles on the Boards of Chandler Macleod Group, McGrath Estate Agents, RailCorp and the Macquarie University Hospital.

From 2016-2018 she was a Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, retiring in December 2018. She spent 16 years with the Federal Government and more than a decade in the private sector including as Chief Executive of the Housing Industry Association. Ms Crouch holds a Bachelor of Economics and is currently completing a Masters of Cyber Security.

In June 2019, she was awarded an Order of Australia for services to higher education and the rail transport industry.

Deputy Board Chair: Mr David Nott

Mr David Nott served for almost 30 years as a partner with KPMG, a global professional services firm providing leadership in Australia and internationally.

At KPMG, David had a number of senior client and management roles. In the 10 years prior to his retirement from the firm, he was the National Managing Partner of Transaction Services in
Australia and served as that group’s ASPAC Regional Leader and as a member of the Global Steering Committee.

In addition to being an Independent Board member of SCHN, David serves as the Board’s representative on the Network’s Audit and Risk Committee. He retired in 2019 as the Chair of the Audit Committee of Southern NSW Local Health District after serving his five-year term.

He is a member of the coaching panel of Foresight Global Coaching Partnership and in that role, he coaches senior executives in all aspects of leadership. In a voluntary capacity, he provides leadership training to NGOs in Nepal and Bhutan.

He holds a degree in economics from The University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Governance Institute. David served as SCHN’s Acting Board Chair from May 2019 to March 2020.

Board Member: Professor Louise Baur AM 

Professor Louise Baur is the Professor of Child & Adolescent Health at Sydney Medical School and Professor, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She is also a consultant paediatri