Committees: CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee (Chair), Director Independent Selection and Remuneration Committee, Clinical Governance and Performance Committee.
Therese has had more than 40 years’ experience in the health sector in CEO and senior management roles since 1994.
She has been a CEO in metro Melbourne and regional Victoria and in both the private and public health sectors. Her most recent role was Chief Executive Officer of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. In that role she was appointed to both the Health Innovation Reform Council and the Victorian Expert Panel on Aboriginal Health.
Her board roles include the Continence Foundation of Australia, East Gippsland Water Corporation and the East Gippsland Marketing Board.
While Therese has primarily worked in the health sector, she has also had significant involvement in local government as both a Councillor and General Manager and also worked as a consultant providing strategic and innovative solutions to challenges with business, change management, health planning and design, people and systems thinking.
Committees: Director Independent Selection and Remuneration Committee (Chair), CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee.
As a Gippslander (born and educated in Latrobe Valley), Julie fully supports strong local primary healthcare, especially important to more marginalised populations and individuals experiencing disadvantage.
Julie has more than 20 years’ experience in the Gippsland health sector having worked in the general practice, hospital, community health, government and GP training sectors.
She has a Master of Health Services Management (Monash), Graduate Diploma in Rural Health (Monash) and a Bachelor of Applied Science – Health Promotion (Deakin).
Julie is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of Gippsland Community Leadership.
Committees: CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee; Community Advisory Committee (Chair).
Anne has served as a CEO and non-executive director in both the public and private healthcare sectors for more than 30 years.
Anne is experienced in driving change and has a proven track record in building strong stakeholder relationships and developing partnerships through meaningful collaboration with the community.
She has strong connections in the healthcare sector and at government levels.
With a health science degree, Anne developed a passion and expertise in quality assurance in healthcare. This led to a successful consultancy in quality improvement/clinical review during the 1980s and 1990s.
Anne also lectured in management and health sciences at La Trobe University. She continues her strong interest in clinical governance and has assisted with the implementation of clinical governance frameworks within a number of organisations.
Committees: Clinical Governance and Performance Committee (Chair), Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.
Murray is a strong leader and an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in strategic planning, project management, risk management and governance.
Murray has worked as a senior executive at the Department of Health and Human Services and also served as the Director of Australia’s largest-ever charitable appeal fund, the 2009 Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Fund.
He has successfully worked across all levels of government, many private and not-for-profit organisations and local community groups to deliver effective and efficient health services to communities.
Murray is committed to helping improve the lives of people in Gippsland and their access to high-quality and efficient health services.
Committees: Bass Coast and South Gippsland Clinical Council, Clinical Advisory Council.
Peter brings extensive experience from primary care and the hospital system to this role on the Gippsland PHN. He has served as a Director of Medical Services for the last 15 years in a number of public hospitals both in Gippsland and Melbourne.
He has also worked as a part-time general practitioner and has been involved with primary health care through GP Divisions, Medicare Locals and more recently the Eastern Melbourne PHN.
Drawing on his experience he is most interested in developing linkages across these services in order to improve community access to quality health services. He believes that health systems are really important for supporting individuals and families through their life journey.
Peter has Medical, Public Health and Management qualifications and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Colleges of Medical Administration, General Practice and Public Health.
Committees: Wellington and East Gippsland Clinical Council, Clinical Advisory Council.
Melissa has held a long standing interest in the health and wellbeing of Gippslanders and is keen to continue to contribute to the important area of Primary Health.
Melissa has a diverse background and experience in a variety of industries including health, banking, law and education. As a result she has advanced leadership and communication skills and extensive management, business planning, compliance, strategy development, financial management and corporate governance experience.
Melissa is an experienced Company Director and is currently on the Board of Bank Australia. She is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Gippsland Committee and was previously the Deputy Chair of Latrobe Community Health Service and a Director of the Victorian Healthcare Association.
Through the various directorships she has been Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and also an active member of Risk, Audit, Governance and Nominations committees.
In addition Melissa holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Society of South Australia, and a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University.
She is also a former state registered nurse, graduate of the 2011 Gippsland Community Leadership Program, and a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Committees: Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, Community Advisory Committee.
Alex is a passionate Gippslander, with ten years’ experience on the board of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) and has recently retired as the President and Chairman.
Alex has served on a number of hospital committees, has strong stakeholder relationships across Gippsland health services and was an active member of the South Gippsland Coast Partnership.
As a local business owner, Alex takes pride in employing local people and contributing to the regional economy.
Alex believes staff safety and customer satisfaction is critical to success. As a Business Advisor, Alex offers expertise in Workforce, Business Direction, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Alex’s family arrived in Gippsland in 1890 and he is proud to be the fifth generation to farm at Arawata.
Alex plans to leave a legacy for future generations and cares for the land on which he farms with that legacy top of mind.
Committees: Clinical Advisory Council (Chair), Clinical Governance and Performance Committee, Latrobe and Baw Baw Clinical Council.
I am a GP Anaesthetist based in West Gippsland, and a fellow of the RACGP. My clinic work is a combination of hospital anaesthetics and general practice with a focus on providing quality acute care within rural communities.
My governance experience includes being on the board of SGPT and EVGPT, first as a GP registrar and now as a fellow. I currently chair the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Clinical Council for the Gippsland PHN, recently chaired the Medical Staff Association for West Gippsland Healthcare Group and sit on the Clinical Governance committee for West Gippsland Hospital. I also sit on the JCCA (Joint Consultative Committee of Anaesthesia) which is the governing body of GP anaesthetics in Australia.
I strongly believe in providing local doctors with the skills they need to provide the services required by their community, and as a part of this have completed advanced skills in paediatrics, anaesthetics and have worked as a senior doctor in emergency.
My passion is ensuring that rural communities can access quality healthcare. With my broad networks across hospital and primary health care within Gippsland and across Australia my focus is on collaboration between organisations to improve outcomes for rural patients.
Committees: Audit, Risk and Finance Committee (Chair).
Nathan has considerable experience in the healthcare sector serving on the Board of Latrobe Health Insurance since 2011 and as a Director of West Gippsland Healthcare Group for six years. He has been a director at Latrobe Community Health Services for 6 Years and is also the Chair of the Latrobe Health Insurance Audit Committee, Chair of the Latrobe Community Services Audit and Risk Committee, a former member of the West Gippsland Health Care Group Audit Committee and Clinical Governance Committee’s and was previously a member of the Faculty of Education Board at Monash University.
Nathan worked as the Regional Business Manager for Ambulance Victoria and acted as the Regional Director for the Gippsland Region. As part of a small Executive team he was responsible for ambulance response times and service delivery within Gippsland. He regularly met with local hospitals and healthcare providers and enhanced service delivery models in small and rural locations.
Nathan has a good knowledge of Gippsland Primary Healthcare Network as a current independent member of its Audit, Risk and Finance Committee. Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sector in executive positions, management, consulting and finance/accounting. He is currently the Regional Finance Manager for South Eastern Victoria with the Department of Education and Training and has worked as the General Manager Corporate Services at the Department of Justice and Regulation. Nathan is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nathan holds a Commerce degree from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration with Deakin University.