Dr Chris McGowan’s career spans 30-plus years of health and human service policy, management and leadership.
As CEO of Silver Chain Group (incorporating RDNS SA), Dr McGowan is responsible for Australia’s largest community-based palliative care service, supporting more than 600 patients in their last three months of life. Silver Chain also delivers community-based health care, including a virtual hospital supporting more than 1000 patients who would otherwise be in acute hospital settings. More than 94,000 aged care clients are supported by Silver Chain to remain confidently at home and get the support they need to live their lives as they choose. He has been Director of Health Reform and a Director of Primary Health Care for the South Australian Government. He has also led public and private hospitals and been a Director of Local Hospital Networks and Medicare Local/Primary Health Care networks.