The Board of Directors, Executive, Managers, and Staff at Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) form part of a united team who all play an important role in the provision of healthcare services to our community.
The Board of Directors consists of members with a broad skill base, and accountable to the Minister for Health for the performance of our health service.
New Board Directors are appointed by the Governor-in-Council following a rigorous application and selection process. It is important that the Board of Directors has a wide range of skills to effectively provide leadership of NHW, and we are very fortunate to have such a mix in place covering clinical, corporate, financial and legal experience.
Currently a Director of 3whitehorses, Alison's career experience has been largely in the government and community sectors. Alison is a highly effective strategist and change agent. Alison brings to the Board skills in corporate governance, partnerships, risk and audit.
Deputy Board Chair MBA
Matthew is the Managing Director of WCL Management Services, a transport and technology consultancy organisation focusing on major events and project management.
Board Director BSc, former Assoc Mbr of the Inst of Actuaries of London & the Inst of Actuaries of Aust.
Martin has held many senior management and committee portfolios in commercial and land development and real estate since 1977. He has worked with governments, local authorities, business partners and investors.
Board Director RN, RM, Dip Bus, Adv Dip Bus
Cheryl has held many nursing and nurse management roles extending over a 30 year career. Cheryl has been on several boards and currently holds executive positions in Rotary and CFA. Cheryl is also a volunteer in Carevan Albury, Dederang Mount Beauty Football/Netball Club (Secretary) and Red Cross.
Board Director Adv Mgmt
Ann was the previous CEO of Ovens & King Community Health Service and previously held various Director roles in the Department of Health and Human Services. Ann’s focus is on clinical, corporate, consumer engagement and financial governance.
Board Director BA Eng (Civil), BA Business (Management)
Matthew is Managing Director of North East Survey Design, an engineering, surveying, town planning and development consulting organisation based in Wangaratta. Matthew has over 25 years' project engineering, contract and project management experience and is actively involved in various local and community sporting clubs.
Board Director* LLB, BA
Sarah is an experienced personal injuries lawyer who grew up in Wangaratta and has returned to work in our community. She is currently the Regional Office Leader at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Sarah has been the legal member of the Human Research Ethics Committee for some time.
* Leave of absence to 30 June 2023
Board Director* MBBS FRANZCOG
Leo held a clinical appointment as an obstetrician/gynaecologist at NHW for 35 years and appointments at several smaller regional hospitals and ran a private medical practice.
Leo also helped establish maternity governance and clinical audit committees in several local regional health services, and in 2011 was appointed the inaugural Director of Obstetrics for Central Hume.
Leo has a particular interest in evidence-based medicine and clinical review and audit.
* Leave of absence to 30 June 2023
Board Director MBA, BCOM, former CA
Ruth has a corporate background with many years’ experience in local government, including responsibility for finance, governance and risk, people and culture, information services, customer services, media and communications. Ruth is also currently the chair of the ‘Into Our Hands Community Foundation’ Board.
Board Director RN, BA Nursing, Grad Dip Commerce, Grad Dip Gerontology, Masters Health Services Management, GAICD
Robynne has been a board member on both medical research and foundation boards and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Robynne’s passion is to improve the patient experience across health services.
Board of Directors Committee Roles 2022