Our Board

The NHN is an independent legal entity with a Board that has broad professional representation in relation to community, health and aged care. Our directors have a wide range of expertise, including experience in corporate governance, business and risk management, health service delivery, policy, planning, evaluation, health informatics and research.

Dr Richard Heah (Chair)

General Practitioner in Elizabeth

Over 20 years of professional medical practice experience in the northern region. Director of Corporate Health Group – a multi-disciplinary, multi clinics company. Keen interest in Medical Education involved as a mentor for IMG and RACGP Examiner, AHPRA Nominee for PESCI and Tribunal. Business and finance management experience with Certificate as Graduate of Australian Institute of Company of Directors.

Dr Rizwan Latif (Vice Chair)

General Practitioner in Craigmore and Modbury

Extensive professional medical practice experience in the NHN region for over 11 years. On various State Clinical Committees. Clinical Lecturer at Adelaide University and Clinical Examiner Australian Medical council. Vice president of the Pakistan Medical Association.

Dr Farooq Ahmad

General Practitioner in Parafield Gardens

Extensive practice experience in Australia since 2001 and prior to that in South Africa and Pakistan. RACGP and AMC Clinical Examiner, member of SA/NT RACGP Faculty Board. Experience as a Medical Educator for Adelaide to Outback. Teaches medical students in rural placement and was a GP Supervisor for GP X. Helps Overseas Trained doctors (OTD) for preparation of Fellowship Exam. Previous Board experience as a Board member for Flinders and Far North Division of General Practice.

Dr Seema Jain

General Practitioner in Elizabeth Grove

Practice principal with over 16 years experience working in various hospitals in SA and interstate, with exposure across a wide range of sectors. Extensive experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health issues. Has been teaching Medical Students and supervising Medical Registrars for a number of years.

Dr Sudheer Talari

Medical Practitioner in Gawler

Over 9 years experience as a Medical Practitioner. Is the president of SEMA (Salisbury Elizabeth Medical Association). Was an examiner for MOCK exams designed for medical students, general practitioners and AMC candidates conducted by ACMA, NAML, NHN, AOGP and RACGP clinical bridging course. Has had experience running workshops for international medical graduates for their AMC clinical and FRACGP OSCE exams. Continues to work as a medical educator for the Northern Health Network.

Mr. Danny Haydon

Manager, Practice Management Services, Brentnalls SA

Danny has been a business consultant to the medical and allied health industry since 2008, advising on all areas of practice management including business planning, infrastructure development, HR management, and increasing available services. He heads up the Practice Management Services division of Brentnalls SA which is focussed on supporting medical and allied health practices and health services to achieve their goals. In this role Danny continues to work as the Executive Officer at Clare Medical Centre. He is also currently the National President of the Australia Association of Practice Management (AAPM).

Mr. John Manning (Chair of Risk and Finance)

Managing Director at Dewings Accounting

John Manning is the managing director of Dewings, a boutique firm of Accountants and Business Advisers based in Adelaide. He has worked in accounting, IT and HR at a number of firms and has rich background in business and how the various components of an organisation work together to achieve results. John is a regular speaker on a range of business issues with various organisations. He also holds a Masters of Divinity and has served as a board member for local and national not-for-profit boards. He is also an affiliate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants