The Board of Directors, Executive, Managers, and Staff at Northeast Health 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 members 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 Northeast Health, and we are very fortunate to have such a mix in place covering clinical, corporate, financial and legal experience.
Board Chair B.A, LL.B, GAICD
Jonathan is an experienced commercial lawyer and director, with 10 years of legal practice experience, as well as extensive involvement in the property industry.
Jonathan is Chair of the Board, Remuneration Committee, the Medical Advisory Committee and the Medical Appointments Committee.
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, audit and risk.
Alison is Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.
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.
Martin is Chair of the Finance Committee and the Redevelopment Project Control Group.
Board Director RN, RM, Dip Bus, Adv Dip Bus
Cheryl has held many nursing and nurse management roles extending over a 30 year career. She has been on several Boards and currently holds executive positions in Rotary and CFA. She is also a volunteer in Carevan Albury, Op Shop, Dederang Mount Beauty Football/Netball Club and Red Cross.
Cheryl is Deputy Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee, the Quality and Safety Committee and the Community Advisory Committee.
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 and financial governance.
Ann is Chair of the Community Advisory Committee.
Board Director Master of Aviation Medicine, Master of Bus Admin
Matthew is the Managing Director of WCL Management Services, a transport and technology consultancy organisation focusing on major events and project management.
Matthew is Deputy Chair of the Redevelopment Project Control Group.
Board Director MBA, BCOM, former CA
Ruth is an accountant with many years’ experience in Local Government, with responsibility for finance, governance and risk, people and culture, information services, customer services, media and communications. She is also currently the chair of the ‘Into Our Hands Community Foundation’ Board.
Board Director MPH, Grad Dip Critical Care, BN, RN
Karrie has held both clinical leadership and management positions across regional and metrpolitain health services over her 30 years of nursing . More recenlty these positions have focued on designing and leading the digitisation of the Victorian health system. Karrie currently holds the position of Director Nursing Research Hub at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, ensuring greater quality and safety in health services by empowering nurses to lead and conduct research.To that end Karrie holds adjunct positons at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne and La Trobe Universities and is an Non Executive Director within the Education sector.
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.
She has been the legal member of the HREC Committee for some time.
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.
He 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.