New CEO to start at NACCHO member Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service

THE Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service has a new CEO. The new chief executive is Gregory Davison, a Wiradjuri man, who brings a wealth of senior management experience to the role. Special administrator Peter McQuoid announced the appointment yesterday.

Mr Davison holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a former chair of the NSW Reconciliation Council and was most recently the indigenous engagement officer with the CSIRO.

“I will work hard to ensure Durri maintains high service level standards and that the community as a whole benefits from better health outcomes,” he said.

Mr McQuoid said Mr Davison would be a crucial part of the rebuilding process at Durri after it was placed into special administration late last year.

“I look forward to Mr Davison continuing and expanding on the reforms that have been implemented during the administration,” Mr McQuoid said.

“The directors will be well supported by Mr Davison in the important process of rebuilding the corporation and its services.”

The appointment of the special administrator came after Durri posted its third financial year loss in a row. The organisation’s former CEO Gerald Hoskins was sacked soon after.

A qualified auditor’s report lodged by Durri’s accountancy firm NorthCorp revealed Mr Hoskins received $202,312 in bonuses during the 2010-11 financial year.

NorthCorp said it could not find sufficient evidence to show whether Durri’s board of directors approved the dollar value of the bonuses before they were paid to Mr Hoskins. Purchases of $52,630 on Mr Hoskins’ corporate credit card during the 2010-11 financial year were also queried.

The office of the registrar of indigenous corporations has launched legal action against Mr Hoskins, which he has vowed to fight.

Durri’s special administration is set to end on May 31.

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