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Chris Coombs  

Principal Consultant

Chris Coombs Consulting

Chris Coombs is the Principal Consultant for her own business as a health, disability and management consultant.  Seen as an ambassador for change – Chris is a champion of clinical/corporate governance with capacity to transform vision into reality and take organisations on the journey of quality and clinical governance.  


She has built her consultancy over the preceding seven years assisting organisations to develop and grow systems at all levels of the organisation toward a safe, quality and efficient business and she is also an Adjunct Professor of Health and Nursing at the University of New England providing support and education to staff and students on safety, quality and governance issues. 


Chris is also an NDIS health, ISO9001 and ACIS lead auditor having completed over 500 disability audits as lead auditor and provides auditor training and oversight to new and emerging auditors 


Prior to this Chris worked as a senior manager in the health system for over 35 years. She has managed both small and large facilities and is recognised as a leader in nursing. She brings a wealth of experience in relation to acute, sub-acute, rural, metropolitan, community and academia.  In her roles she has been responsible for many change projects and has been responsible for major investigations in relation to clinical and non-clinical issues.  


She is a registered Nurse holding a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters degree where her thesis focused on “from quality assurance to process improvement”. 

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