Phil Currie leaving the San after 33 years

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Sydney Adventist Hospital's Clark Tower, opened in 2014.

After a 33-year association with Sydney Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare Limited (AHCL), Phil Currie’s term as chief executive officer of AHCL ends this month.

In consultation with Mr Currie, the Executive Committee of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church chose not to extend the term.

Mr Currie has indicated he is looking forward to pursuing other opportunities.

Phil Currie.

AHCL Board chair Pastor Glenn Townend thanked Mr Currie for his commitment and dedication to the San over the past three decades.

“I, along with the Board, wish him success as he transitions into the next stage of his career,” Pastor Townend said.

“I thank Phil for his significant contribution to the work and mission of both Sydney Adventist Hospital and Adventist HealthCare Limited over such a long period of time. His mission focus is exemplary.”

Mr Currie commenced at the San in 1985 as a student nurse. Since then he has served in various roles, including nursing educator, director of Business Development, deputy CEO (2002-15) and CEO (2015-17). He has also been involved in the work of Open Heart International, the San’s humanitarian arm.

Mr Currie said it has been a privilege to serve AHCL and Sydney Adventist Hospital, and he has appreciated the skills and experience acquired over the past 33 years.

“Highlights of my time here have included an increased focus on our mission of maximising our care and providing more care to our patients, working with innovative, committed and dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff, and in recent years, initiatives that now equip AHCL for continued success, including San Rehabilitation, a strong robotic surgical program and the hybrid theatre,” he said.

“I believe our pioneering forebears would be proud of the organisation that it is today. With ongoing innovation, a great strategy, mission and culture, the skill and commitment of every staff member and in partnership with God’s leading, AHCL’s future is bright.”

The Board will establish a search committee to recommend his replacement. In the interim, Adventist HealthCare deputy CEO Brett Goods will serve as acting CEO for AHCL and will be supported by the AHCL Executive and the Board.