Dr Neale Fong, former director-general of the WA Health Department, has been appointed as the director of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI). Fong holds bachelor degrees in medicine and surgery, an MBA from UWA, a masters in theological studies from Regent College, University of British Columbia. He is chair of Bethesda Hospital and deputy chair of the Bethanie Group, WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider. He is also executive chair of Chrysalis Resources and non-executive director of Realm Resources. In 2004, Fong was appointed executive chair of the state’s health reform implementation taskforce. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Fong was CEO of St John of God Health Care Subiaco. He took up his position on 1 July.
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