Our Board

Mr Lars Schiphorst - Chair 

Joined the Board in 2015. Board Chair 2016. 

Extensive experience across a wide range of industries, focusing on the not-for‐profit healthcare sector. Directorships include Australasian Sonographers Association, where he also serves as the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. Member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry Manchester University, England.

Ms Marguerite Abbott

Joined the Board in 2006. Board Chair 2010-2016. Deputy Chair 2016. 

A Registered Nurse with extensive experience in both clinical and management roles with metropolitan health networks. A member of the Executive, Member of the Risk, Quality and Clinical Governance Committee.

RN, B.App Sci (Nursing), FACN.

Mr Graham Ludecke

Joined the Board in 2013. Member of the Finance and Audit Committee. 

Retired Banker, Graham held various senior banking positions with the National Bank of Australia including several international postings.


Ms Sally Howe

Joined the Board in 2017.

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.

GAICD, RN, Certificate of Nursing and Management.

Mr Richard Mullaly

Joined the Board 2015. Deputy Chair. Chair Risk Quality Clinical Governance Committee 2017.  

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 Victorian Pharmacy Authority Board and Board of De La Salle College.

GAICD, MBA and an honours degree in Science.

Ms Micaela Drieberg

Joined the Board in 2017 and Chairs the Participation and Engagement Committee.

Lecturer at Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
A former Mayor and Ministerial Adviser with qualifications in health, governance, engagement and training. Experienced in government relations, health promotion and community engagement.


Mr Thomas King

Joined the Board in 2017. 

Over 20 years experience in growing successful businesses and delivering transformational programs for businesses across Asia, Europe and Australia.  Held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations at AXA and ANZ Bank, currently at Australia Post. Has a strong focus on governance and control that balances business objectives. 

GAICD, CPA, B Bus (Hons) B Com

Ms Samantha Kolasa

Joined the Board in 2018.

Ms Kolasa has extensive experience working in the community sector, currently holding the position of CEO with the Glen Eira Kindergarten Association (GEKA).  She began her career as a psychologist and has worked as Southern Regional Manager at Connection UnitingCare, been a senior policy advisor with DHS and held the position of Executive Manager with FMC Mediation and Counselling.

Ms Sally Basser

Joined the Board in 2018.

Ms Basser brings more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service in policy development, program delivery and ministerial advisory roles across human services, social policy, arts and sport. A former social worker, she also has extensive experience working in community health and family services in Australia and the UK.


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