Board Members

Dr Jane Truscott – Chairperson


Dr. Jane Truscott is the Chairperson of the Rural LAP Board. Jane is a nurse practitioner by profession and a qualified lawyer in the state of Queensland. Jane has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in Australia and the United States within acute and community healthcare delivery. Jane holds a Ph.D. in Nursing in which she examined outcomes of a nurse home visitation program model for first-time, low-income mothers in the United States. She also holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jane currently works as a nurse practitioner in primary health care settings and is a Senior Lecturer with CQUniversity. She has been an advisor to the Queensland Government Health Quality, Complaints Commission, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and the Australian Government Nurse Practitioner Reference Group of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce. She has a special interest in advocating for optimal patient and healthcare service delivery outcomes through the implementation of patient-centred models of multi-disciplinary healthcare.


Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes is the Executive General Manager – Australia, Asia & Pacific for Aspen Medical. He is responsible for all operational, contractual and financial aspects of Aspen Medical’s large and diverse portfolio of projects across the region. Matt has many years of experience in delivering healthcare into regional and remote locations across Australia and was a Registered Nurse for over a decade. The combination of commercial, operational and clinical experience provides Matt with a unique insight into the many challenges in delivering quality healthcare.


Prof. Julia Coyle


Professor Coyle is a physiotherapist with a PhD in interprofessional practice and currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) of the University of Wollongong. Julia brings over 30 years healthcare experience from her previous roles as Dean of Students at Charles Sturt University, Director of the Albury Wodonga Health Board and Physiotherapist. She served on the Greater Northern Australia Regional Training Network Allied Health Rural Generalist Education Program Review Panel; establishing an innovative approaches to improving access for regional communities across Northern Australia to allied health services. She brings considerable expertise in health workforce, e-learning, educational technology and instructional design in addition to leading large multi-institute research in health and education.  


Greg Hume 

Greg Hume is an Executive Director and the Global Chief Executive Officer for the Nova Group, a Professional Services Provider specialising in the provision of engineering and management services to industry and government. Nova Systems’ client base includes defence, civil aerospace, aeromedical, satellite communications, utilities, rail, mining, oil and gas, with offices across Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Nova’s achievements have included selection as one of the BRW “Best Places to Work” in Australia three years in a row and one of the BRW top 30 most innovative companies. Greg holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, and is a graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School, Harvard Business School, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Fellow and Engineering Executive of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers.

Greg was appointed as a Director on the Board of Rural LAP in 2013.