Ms. Samantha Sharp has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Portland District Health
Ms. Samantha Sharp has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Portland District Health (PDH) commencing 6 December 2022.
Samantha is an accomplished and experienced senior executive leader who has built a career over the past 25 years’ primarily across local government and health sectors. She has held senior executive roles for the past seven years and earlier in her career worked for PDH in various roles across drug and alcohol and homelessness support.
Most recently Samantha served as Executive Director Mental Health, AOD System Management Branch – Mental Health and Wellbeing Division for the Department of Health and she was previously Director of Commissioning and Logistics – System Deployment and Insights for the Department’s Covid 19 Vaccination Program Department of Health.
Samantha has also worked with the Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Moreland City Council and held several roles with Glenelg Shire Council from 2008-14 including Aged and Disability Services Manager, Manager Children’s Services, Strategic Emergency Planner and Community Development Officer.
“The process that I entered to accept the CEO role at Portland District Health was comprehensive and considered. Deborah Komesaroff was so supportive of me and kept me informed along the way as to next steps in the process. It was great to be able to understand what the Board were looking for and tailor my approach accordingly. Overall, one of the best interview selections I have participated in! I would recommend Fisher Leadership for future campaigns and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Ms. Samantha Sharp, Chief Executive Officer of Portland District Health (commencing December 2022)