Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) president and UnitingCare Health executive director Richard Royle has announced he will leave both roles early next year to pursue new opportunities.
Mr Royle made the announcement in a message to staff on Monday, saying he will continue in the roles until February.
Mr Royle has led UnitingCare Health since 2005. He joined the APHA board that same year and became the Association’s vice president in 2006.
He was elected president of APHA in November last year, assuming responsibility for important policy and advocacy tasks at a national level as well as playing a key role in promoting the positive contribution of private hospitals in Australia.
In the statement issued to staff, he said “it is now time” for him to pursue other opportunities in the health care industry.
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