Dr Richard Tyler
Dr Richard Tyler, Chair Compass Health Board

Media Release: 17 October 2014

Dr Richard Tyler, Chair Compass Health Board, has announced he will retire from the position as Chair and member of the Board at the Annual General Meeting in November 2014.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as Chair of Compass Health, and of many of its predecessor entities, since the inception of WIPA in 1995. Over the past 19 years the organisation has grown from serving six practices with one staff member, to now serving 60 practices and more than 290,000 enrolled patients. Compass Health now employs more than 100 staff and provides a range of primary care focused community health services, such as mental health, podiatry, retinal screening and sexual health services, to name a few.

I am glad to be leaving the organisation in very good shape and well prepared for more challenges ahead. I am particularly pleased to see the emphasis in recent years on service integration, including through the Integrated Care Collaborative. Our recent work leading the Social Sector trial has also been ground-breaking.

My plan after standing down is to continue my roles practising as a GP and as Chair of MAS and IPIF. I am looking forward to having more time with family at the recently acquired holiday home up north and being able to pursue my sporting and recreational interests”.