Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017

Christopher McGowan


Christopher McGowan has been CEO of Silver Chain Group for 10 years.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in Human Service Management including Disabilities Services, Aged Community and Mental Health but particularly in Primary Health Care. Chris led the largest of the Commonwealth Co-ordinated Care Trials in the late 1990’s and was Director of Primary Health Care for the South Australian Government. He was Chief Executive Officer of Noarlunga Health Services which incorporates a private hospital, public hospital, mental health service, emergency department and an extensive primary health program incorporating five primary health care centres.

Before moving to Western Australia in 2007 he was the Executive Director of Population and Primary Health Care for the Southern Adelaide Health Service and oversaw the construction and commissioning of the first of South Australia’s GP Plus health care centres – a key strategy in South Australian health reform agenda.