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Director Since 23 March, 2017
Qualifications: GAICD, Post Graduate Health and Management, RN
Currently Director of Business and Service Development at Cabrini Health. An experienced leader with postgraduate qualifications in health, governance and business management in the private health, primary and community health sectors. Current directorships include the Inner South East Metropolitan Partnership and Villa Maria Catholic Homes. Recent past Chair of the Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership.
Special responsibilities: Member, Nominations Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee; Member, Finance & Audit Committee
Director since August, 2015, Deputy Chair from 7 December, 2016
Qualifications: GAICD, MBA and an honours degree in Science
Healthcare consultant. Previous senior executive roles include Interim CEO – IPC Community Health; Transitional CEO at the Eastern Melbourne PHN; Inaugural Victorian State Manager at AHPRA; CEO of Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria and General Manager of the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.
Directorships include membership of the Board of De La Salle College; appointed by the Governor-in-Council to the Victorian Pharmacy Authority Board. Also on the Board of Sandringham Ambulatory Care Centre, a joint venture between Connect Health & Community and LINK Health and Community.
Special responsibilities: Chair Risk, Quality and Clinical Governance (RQCG); Chair, Remuneration Committee; Member, Finance and Audit Committee.
Director since 27 October, 2017
Qualifications: GAICD, BAppSc, MHSc
Experience: Joined the Board in 2017. Lecturer at Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Former Mayor and Ministerial Adviser with qualifications in health, governance, engagement and training. Experienced in government relations, health promotion and community engagement.
Special responsibilities: Chair, Participation & Engagement Committee; Member, Nominations Committee.
Director since 25 October, 2018
Qualifications: BSW (Hons 1) UNSW, MPA (UC), GAICD
More than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service in policy development, program delivery and ministerial advisory roles across a range of areas including human services, social policy, arts and sport. A qualified social worker, career includes ten years’ experience in Australia and the UK working in community health and family services. Brings skills and experience in leadership, government, governance, issues management, stakeholder engagement, risk, finance and strategy. Directorships include Australian Youth Orchestra, Bell Shakespeare Company and Playwriting Australia.
Special responsibilities: Member, Participation & Engagement Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee
Director since 19 November 2019
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), Masters of Public International Law (MPIL), MAICD
An experienced administrative lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, audit and risk, who has been appointed to various Tribunals including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Mental Health Tribunal. Significant experience on not-for-profit Boards including the Boards of Amnesty International Australia, Justice Connect and for 12 years elected onto the Board of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), the professional association for lawyers in Victoria. In 2019 he has been the President of the LIV.
Special responsibilities: Member, Finance and Audit Committee
Director since 30 April, 2020
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Chartered Accountant, Australia) MAICD
Qualified accountant with extensive senior finance experience across Australia, the U.K. and Middle East, specialising in the media and technology industries. Currently CFO at BEAK Engineering as well as holding several advisory positions with various companies globally, all focussed on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses towards success. Previous directorships include Squash and Racquetball Victoria and as a member of their Audit & Risk Committee.
Director since 1 January, 2021
Qualifications: Master of Business Administration, Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management, Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Dr James Campbell is a clinical neuropsychologist and health administrator with experience working across mental health and tertiary health services. After starting his career as a clinician in community and inpatient health settings, James transitioned to leading large-scale service improvement and redesign initiatives in public health settings. He is currently the Director, Service Reform at Eastern Health and supports the delivery of transformation/redesign projects across the organisation. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology and a Masters of Business Administration.
Special responsibilities: Member of the Risk, Quality and Clinical Governance (RQCG) Committee
(since 1 Nov 2018).
INDEPENDENT – BOARD APPOINTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Finance & Audit Committee (appointed 1 November 2018) and Finance & Audit Chair from 25 July 2019
Qualifications: Master of Commerce (Business), Bachelor of Arts (Organisational Psychology) and GAICD
Ms Cookson is a Vice President, Board and Committee Member and General Manager with more than 20 years senior-level experience across the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. She has particular experience as a change expert, guiding organisations through transformation in the aged and disability care, healthcare, life, agricultural, environmental sciences and financial services industries.
Some highlights at board level include: Board & Finance and Audit Committee and Clinical Safety Committee Member with the Lorne Community Hospital Board.
RQCG Committee (appointed 1 April, 2021)
Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Applied Science Advanced Nursing, Qualified nurse and midwife, GAICD
Ms Collette is an experienced health service executive with a deep understanding of hospitals and hospital transitions. She has successfully completed 12 major health service transitions and moved two Blood Manufacturing Services (Sydney and Melbourne) over the past 20 years. Based on this experience, she has developed a detailed methodology and tool-set for planning and managing successful whole-of-hospital and healthcare facility moves.
In addition to relocation-related experience, she has held senior management roles within major Melbourne metropolitan hospitals, including Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Mercy Hospital for Women, Operations Manager at the Mercy Hospital for Women and Clinical Director at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
She has experience in management consultation, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, quality-of-care and managing risk.
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