MS CHRISTINE A. GEE
Chief Executive Officer
Christine Gee has been the Chief Executive Officer of Toowong Private Hospital since 1997. She holds an MBA and her career in public and private acute healthcare spans thirty years.
Under her leadership, Toowong Private Hospital and has developed to become a nationally respected and recognised psychiatric facility providing treatment and services across inpatient, day patient and community settings. The Hospital is accredited with the SAI Global and is a teaching hospital of The University of Queensland, providing a number of training positions across medical, nursing and allied health disciplines.
Christine holds a number of Board appointments across local, state and national arenas. She is a past President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) and is currently a member of the APHA Board, Chair of its Safety and Quality Taskforce and Chair of its Psychiatric Committee. Christine is a member of the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia as well as a member of the Board’s Queensland Registration and Queensland Immediate Action Committees. She is Treasurer of the Private Hospitals Association of Queensland and Chairs its Psychiatric Sub-committee and is a longstanding member of the Australian Government’s Second Tier Advisory Committee. In 2010 she became an inaugural member of the Minter Ellison Health Advisory Board.
Christine has continually emphasised the necessity for private sector inclusion in the development and implementation of national quality and safety initiatives and was appointed to the former Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2003. In January 2006 Christine was appointed as a Commissioner with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and in 2011 she was appointed as a Board Member when the Commission was re-established as an independent statutory authority. She was re-appointed as a Board Member in 2014 and continues to Chair the Commission’s Private Hospitals Sector Committee and Co-Chair its National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards Steering Committee.
Christine is also a champion of private sector inclusion and participation in clinical workforce planning and the provision of clinical training. She has represented the private hospital sector on the Enhanced Medical Education Advisory Committee from its establishment to 2010.
Christine was awarded a Centenary Medal for distinguished service to the health industry in April 2003. In recognition of her contribution to the viability, growth, quality and achievements of the private hospital sector, she received the 2005 APHA Individual Achievement Award. In November 2007, Christine was the recipient of a special award created for 2007 in honour of the 20-year association of Baxter Healthcare and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards that acknowledged an individual for Longstanding Service to Quality in Australian Healthcare.