Director and Chair of People and Culture Committee - Helen Stanton Bachelor of Engineering, Minerals Processing Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors GAICD Mastering the Boardroom, Australian Institute of Company Directors Mrs Helen Stanton is a Northern Australia Primary Health Limited’s (NAPHL) Non-Executive Director and Chair of People and Culture Committee. She is also a company director and business improvement consultant. During her career, she has had governance roles in employment services, disability support services, community services and not-for-profit health sectors. Mrs Stanton joined the board in 2012, when NAPHL was previously known as Townsville Mackay Medicare Local (TMML). Mrs Stanton is passionate about the transition NAPHL has made from a funded model to a service delivery model with a focus on innovation. She praises NAPHL on applying practices that utilise years of industry knowledge to make a real difference in our communities. Mrs Stanton currently lives in a small regional town and this fuels her passion for bridging the gap in rural and remote community access to healthcare. She believes the importance of primary health care comes back to listening to people and understanding that each community is different in how they view and prioritise their health. Mrs Stanton strongly believes that there should be no barriers to the quality of healthcare in remote and rural communities. Differences, but no barriers. Professional Summary Mrs Helen Stanton is the Company Director of Mater Health Services North Queensland, Energy Queensland and Business Improvement Consultant. She specialises in strategic planning, operational risk, team problem solving and facilitation. Her career includes operational, leadership and commissioning roles in the mining industry.