Chief Executive Officer

Jan Child

Reg. Nurse, Grad. Dip. Behavioural Science, Master Public Health, GAICD

Jan is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in behavioural sciences, health administration and a Masters in Public Health.  She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a surveyor with the Australian Council of Healthcare Services.  She has more than 30 years' experience in public health, having trained in rural western Victoria and then worked across metropolitan Melbourne including at Peninsula Health, Alfred Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, alcohol and drug agencies and the community health sector.  Jan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016 following a six month interim role commencing in March 2016.


Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Louise Sparkes

Reg. Nurse, Grad. Cert. ED Nursing, Master of Nursing

Louise is a Registered Nurse with a number of post graduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing and Nursing Education.  Louise brings more than 25 years' experience both in health care service provision and academia.  She was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Access and Emergency Services in October 2016, before taking an executive lead for all Acute Services as well as Chief Nursing and Midwifery role in 2017.

Chief Financial Officer

Shaun Brooks

B. Commerce, Grad. Dip. Chartered Accounting 

Shaun is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the Victorian public health sector for more than 7 years.  He has held leadership positions in the financial professional services industry with a subsequent appointment as Deputy Director of Finance at Peninsula Health.  Shaun brings a broad range of commercial and financial management skills and joined BCH in 2017.


Chief Medical Officer

Dr Renee Kelsall

MBBS (Hons), FRACP, RACMA Candidate
Renee Kelsall graduated from Monash University with honours in 2007 and obtained her Fellowship in Geriatrics in 2015.
Renee worked at Monash Health as a Geriatrician, with roles including Deputy Clinical Lead of InReach, Geriatrician in the Falls and Balance Clinic, falls education across Monash Health, and providing assessments for rehabilitation and aged care.
Renee also returned to South Gippsland in 2015, where she was raised, to provide a private Geriatric outpatient service.
Renee has now commenced a fellowship in medical administration and has been appointed as the Chief Medical Officer at Bass Coast Health. Renee is also completing a Masters in Health Administration at Monash University.

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer