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Dr. Cath Lees

Board Chair

Dr Catherine Lees (PhD) is the head of Education Governance and Development at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Cath moved from Melbourne to Echuca Moama with her family in 2016, to work in the health sector, with a particular interest in rural and regional workforce training and development. Cath is passionate about building opportunities through collaboration and the strengths that partnerships between the health, education and community sector can bring to the community.   


Cath completed a PhD in cancer immunology in 2000, and has worked in General Practice Education at the Cancer Council Victoria and managed the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners national research, grants and ethics program. 

Cath has over 18 years experience as a senior leader in the acute health sector, leading a dedicated team committed to supporting and training a rural health workforce at Echuca Regional Health, and as the Director of Research Ethics, Business Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre and Campus Education Manager at The Royal Children’s Hospital. 


In 2018, Cath completed a 12-month Advanced Leadership Program through Women in Leadership Australia, and then went on to complete a Grad Certificate in Leadership and Management and Grad Certificate in Human Resources Management. Cath has experience in strategic planning, system strengthening, workforce learning and development, collaborative leadership, communication training and workforce development.  Cath has also completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

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