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The functions of the Board of a public health service are prescribed by the Health Services (Governance and Accountability) Act 2004. The Governor in Council, on the Minister for Health's recommendation, appoints the DHSV Board of Directors. Members reflect a mix of qualifications, skills and experience, particularly in the areas of dental health, community welfare, finance and business.
Dr Zoe Wainer (Chair) BMBS, PhD, MPH, GAICD
Chair: Executive Performance & Remuneration Committee
Zoe is the Head of Public Health at Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Director on the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and is an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her passion and expertise in public health has driven formal and informal collaborations with the ICHOM and Harvard Business School in value based healthcare across multiple organisations and she has a continued advocacy focus on the importance of sex differences across health from basic research to health systems implications.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University, and has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. She has a PhD and a Masters of Public Health from The University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kathy Bell BA (Hons), GradCertHealthEcons, MPH, GAICD
Appointed to the Board in July 2009
Chair: Population Health Committee
Kathy has extensive experience in public health policy and management, with a focus on primary healthcare, workforce issues, ageing, and Aboriginal health.
Dr Pamela Dalgliesh BDS, Cert Dental Therapy
Appointed to the Board in July 2011
Chair: Safety and Quality Committee
Pamela has twenty five years’ experience in corporate governance and an impressive oral health background. She has held leadership roles with the Health Issues Centre, Victorian Women’s Dentists Association, ADAVB, Dental Practice Board of Victoria and the Registration and Notification Committee of Dental Board of Australia. Pamela has also been appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and International College of Dentistry. In the past six years she has been involved in working with refugees from Africa and Burma with the Lutheran Church as its Community Development Facilitator. She is currently on the Board of Management for the Mansfield District Hospital.
Barbara Hingston BA, BSW, GAICD, AASW ICDA
Appointed to the Board in August 2013
Chair: Community Advisory Committee
Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge from governance, management and practice roles in health – acute, primary care and mental health and practitioner education, and in the community - disability services and policy, and addressing women and children’s safety, family violence and sexual abuse.
She has extensive experience in organisational and clinical governance, quality and safety and consumer and other stakeholder engagement, social policy development, strategic planning, and service evaluation.
Barbara’s current non-executive directorships include as Director of the inaugural statewide Tasmanian Health Service Governing Council, Director of the Board of the Public Trustee Tasmania and she is an appointee to the Minister’s Disability Advisory Council, Tasmania. Her former Directorships include the Boards of Austin Health Service Victoria, the national Board of Catholic Social Services Australia and national Director of Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd.
Alex Johnstone B Sc (Econ) Hons, FCPA, FCPFA, GAICD
Chair: Finance Committee
Appointed in July 2016, Alex brings financial nous to the board as an experienced CFO and executive director. He is currently a Board Director for Eastern Melbourne PHN and a Member of Victorian Clinical Council. He previously held the positions of Director of Strategic Development at the University of Melbourne and Executive Director of Finance and Strategy at the National Health Service in London. In addition he also sat on the Board of Health Purchasing Victoria and the South Eastern Melbourne Medicare local.
Judith Klepner BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Inter Ethnic Studies and Education, GAICD
Appointed to the Board in July 2016
Member: Population Health Committee and Safety and Quality Committee
Judith offers expert advice and insight in the fields of industrial relations, health and safety, community engagement and risk management.
She has extensive board experience including having served as a director for the Adult, Community and Further Education Board, member of the management committee of the South Melbourne Market, on the Board of Multicultural Arts Victoria and as Councillor for the City of Port Phillip.
Lucy Hunter BA, LLB (Hons.I). Dip Ed
Appointed to the Board in August 2017
Lucy has expertise in law. Lucy has worked as a solicitor in private practice and is currently corporate counsel at Latrobe Regional Hospital.
Lucy has held appointments to governing bodies of various health and statutory agencies, as well as being a past member of human research and ethics committees.
David Stevenson BBus(Mgt) and GAICD
Appointed to the Board in July 2018
David has over 20 years’ experience as a CEO and Senior Executive, both in Australia and internationally. He has worked with iconic brands such as Nike, and Foot Locker in the consumer goods and retail sectors and in the sport sector, the AFL and the Western Bulldogs as CEO. He is also founder and partner of Bold Works, a company that helps businesses develop their Bold future or execute bold ideas. David is passionate about developing people, setting a Bold vision, developing a strong strategic plan and focusing on execution to deliver results. David is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash university.
Antony Tobin MBBS, FRACP, FCICM, DTM&H, MEpi, MHM
Appointed to the Board in July 2018
Antony has worked in the public health system for over 25 years and has been the Deputy Director of Intensive Care at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne since 2007. He has practiced medicine in both the public and private sectors in Australia in addition to working overseas.
In 2017 he was appointed Head of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, a role encompassing responsibilities for clinician engagement, strategic planning and clinical process improvement.
Antony chairs a number of quality and planning committees within the hospital and has research interests in clinical outcome analysis. He has post graduate qualifications in epidemiology and health management.
Andrew Saunders BSc GradDipEd MBA MAICD
Appointed to the Board in July 2018
Andrew is an experienced transformation leader for complex business, organisation and digital change; with broad experience in Health, Insurance, Finance and Government.
Previous executive roles have included the Health Chief Information Officer for Victoria, Chief Executive and CIO for WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission's shared information & technology, CIO for the Government Superannuation Office and Head of Strategy & Planning for Colonial Australian Financial Services.