SEHA appoints new Group CEO

ABU DHABI, 22nd September, 2018 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, today announced the appointment of Dr. Gareth Goodier, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer.

Announcing the appointment, Salem Rashed Al Nuaimi, Chairman at SEHA, said, "At SEHA we have a vision to elevate the quality of healthcare through innovation and skills, and we are confident that we have the right leaders to realise our ambitious goals. Dr. Gareth Goodier brings a wealth of international experience from the most advanced health systems in the world and has a track record of developing talent and staying ahead of the healthcare innovation curve."

"Healthcare is one of the top priorities for the UAE Government and the country’s leadership has demonstrated a relentless focus on delivering the best possible healthcare system for its people," Al Nuaimi added.

With a distinguished career spanning three decades, Dr. Goodier has worked in senior management positions in Europe and Australia. His international leadership in healthcare systems and delivery has also included major projects for the World Bank in Kuwait and Lebanon as well as advising several governments on systems management and innovation. Most recently, Dr. Goodier served as the inaugural Executive Chair at Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.

In previous roles, Dr. Goodier also held leadership positions at academic hospitals including Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, in the UK, and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Women's and Children's in Perth, in Australia. In all roles he has consistently elevated quality of healthcare, upskilled talent, and driven the adoption of modern, innovative methods.

Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Goodier said, "I am humbled and honoured to play a role in driving this mandate forward. Together we will create a healthier UAE. We must remain committed to delivering high-quality services to every patient who walks through our doors whether they live in our cities or the most remote regions of the Emirate."

This appointment will also see a renewed focus on the development and upskilling of SEHA’s 18,000 employees, as well as efforts to attract UAE nationals to clinical and non-clinical careers in healthcare industries. In raising the levels of patient care and quality of service, SEHA will look to adopt industry leading innovative practices that will drive the organisation into the future. SEHA’s network of facilities covers the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region.

WAM/Nour Salman