Damien Farrington

Committee Member

Damien arrived in Townsville from Brisbane in 1989 after completing University, and has worked here ever since in the field of Public Health.  He is currently the Manager of Environmental Health with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, with offices in Townsville and Mount Isa.

The environmental health program has a significant role in the regulation of Public Health legislation. As such Damien has demonstrable experience in regulatory compliance. He also engages with a range of stakeholder from Government, non-Government, Industry and Community groups in order achieve the positive health outcomes.  Damien has skills in Risk Assessment and Incident Management working with both the Mount Isa District and Townsville local Disaster Groups.

Damien has Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Health from Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Central Queensland University as well as qualifications in auditing and government.

Outside of work Damien is currently on the Board of Holy Spirit Primary School and the P & F of Ignatius Park College.  He previously spent 15 years as a leader in the Scout Movement as a leader, adventurous activities instructor and Assistant Regional Commissioner.