About FCD

FCD Health Limited is a not for profit organisation founded by Flinders and Charles Darwin Universities with a vision of increasing the health workforce capacity in the Northern Territory and improving the health of Territorians.

Our Mission

To Partner with Territorians for a healthier Life.

Our Vision

  • To integrate high quality comprehensive primary health care with education, training and research;
  • To partner with the community and local services to improve the health of Territorians;
  • To be a major contributor of Primary Care Services in Chronic Disease, Child and Adolescent, and Indigenous Health;
  • To be a lead provider of the integrated multi-disciplinary care service model;
  • To be a provider of choice of primary care training in the Northern Territory to facilitate recruitment and retention of health professionals;

Our Values

FCD Health strongly believes in delivering services in an accountable, ethical and compassionate manner and every member of our team is dedicated to giving their personal best to deliver quality health outcomes to our community.

Our Board

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Mr Austin Taylor – Chair

Mr Taylor was appointed to the FCD Board as the Board’s founding Chair in 2010.  The Founder/Owner and Managing Partner of Meertens Chartered Accountants, Mr Taylor is a Council Member of the Flinders University Council, Chair of the Flinders University Audit and Risk Committee, and a Director of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Advisory Council Inc.  Mr Taylor’s experience, knowledge and passion for the Northern Territory have proven invaluable in the establishment of FCD Health Ltd.

Professor Colin Stirling – Director

Professor Stirling is the Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University and has an extensive background in research, teaching and management.  He was appointed to the FCD Health Board in June 2017.

Ross Springolo

Mr Ross Springolo – Director

Appointed to the Board of FCD Health in June 2014, Mr Springolo holds the positions of Director, Strategic Services and Governance and University Secretary for Charles Darwin University.  Mr Springolo currently holds the position of Chair of the Governing Board of Melaleuca Refugee Centre.


Professor Michael Barber – Director

The Vice Chancellor of Flinders University at the time FCD Health was established, Professor Barber joined the Board of FCD Health in December 2014 following his retirement from that position.  For the five years preceding his seven years in the role of Vice Chancellor, Flinders University, Professor Barber worked at the CSIRO serving as the inaugural Executive Director, Science Planning and then as the Group Executive, Information, Manufacturing and Minerals.  Professor Barber was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science for his work in statistical mechanics, particularly the theory of phase transitions, in 1992  and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Services and Engineering for his contributions to science policy and innovation in 2009.  He served on the Australian Research Council, the Council of the Australian Academy of Science and was the Secretary, Science Policy for the Academy of Science from 2001 – 05.

Mr Graham Walters AM – Director

Appointed to the Board in February 2017, Mr Walters is an experienced Chartered Accountant and Director of successful public and private companies and associations with extensive experience in accounting, finance, audit, risk management and corporate governance. He was made a Member of the General Order of Australia in 2005 in recognition of his contribution to accountancy and business.  In addition to his appointment to the Board of FCD Health , Mr Walters is currently a Director of Amtrade International Group Pty Ltd, Adelaide Development Company Pty Ltd, Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Incorporated (ACHA) and  an Advisory Board Member of Bardavcol Pty Ltd. He has previously been the Chairman of Westpac South Australia, a Board Member of KPMG Australia, President of Royal Automobile Association of SA and  Director / Chair of TechIn SA (formerly Bio SA).

If you would like to contact our Board please email FCDHealthBoard@fcdhealth.net.au