Joanna Sutherland


Jo was elected to the board of Livable in June 2023. She is an anaesthetist with over 30 years’ clinical experience, who has previously served on the boards of the Local Health District and the North Coast Primary Health Network, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jo has been involved in policy development and implementation locally, and at state and national levels. She has a longstanding interest in the relationship between health and social care and the social determinants of health, and an ongoing commitment to innovation and reform, and workforce development and support.

Jo’s skills relate to governance, clinical and organisational risk, and workplace culture. Her qualifications include MB BS (Hons), Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Masters of Health Policy (special interest: health technology assessment) and Masters of Clinical Science by research. She is a conjoint academic (Associate Professor) with the UNSW Rural Clinical School.

“I am very much looking forward to supporting the great work done by Livable. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to use my skills to serve the local community”

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