Jennifer Hill-Ling, Hills.

Hills has announced that Jennifer Hill-Ling will step down as chair of the company today, 1 July 2021, and retire as a director later this year upon appointment of a new director after a board tenure of 16 years.

“The board renewal process that I instigated last year, lays a foundation for the company as it transitions toward health technology as a core business, and revitalises its security and communications operations,” said Hill-Ling. “As its major shareholder, the Hill-Ling family welcomes the changes and will continue to strongly support the company and its growth initiatives.”

Following Hill-Ling’s decision, David Chambers has been elected as Hills’ chair.

Chambers joined the Hills Board as a non-executive director in July 2020 and has more than 30 years of international experience in the healthcare and technology sectors. He is currently the chair of ASX-listed Mach7 Technologies, and his previous leadership roles include Asia Pacific managing director of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and chief executive officer of Pro Medicus.

“I congratulate David Chambers on his appointment and look forward to working closely with him and the board he now leads,” said Hills CEO, David Clarke. “The renewal process Jennifer initiated has brought significant new talent to our board as we focus on growing this business with technology solutions that enhance the health and security of our communities.

“This business was built on the spirit of innovation, challenging the status quo and on self-renewal. While over the years the company has evolved, that spirit is as important now as it has always been.”