ABOUT | The Board

Peter Barns

Peter Barns is currently the CEO at Health Recruitment PLUS, the Rural Workforce Agency for Tasmania.He has worked in that role since 2006.

Peter completed a Bachelor of Theology through Melbourne University and has a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. The first was useful to be able to spot the difference between God and a doctor. The second he is still working out.

Paul barns

Prior to working with the Workforce Agency, Peter worked for ten years as an ordained Baptist minister and then for two years with homeless young people on the streets in Launceston. Peter has had a number of Board roles, and is currently a director on the Rural Health Workforce Australia and St Patrick’s College Boards. Peter lives in Launceston, Tasmania with his wife Lyndal and three children.


Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St or PO Box 7513
Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
Phone: 03 6335 3100
Fax: 03 6335 3127
Opening Hours:
Monday 9-5pm, Tues 12-5pm Wednesday to Friday 9-5pm


64 Stewart St or PO Box 27
Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
Phone: 03 6424 2144
Fax: 03 6424 6102
Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: by appointment, Tuesday: by appointment between (1:30-3:30pm) Thursday: Intake (drop in service)

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