Board of Directors

West Gippsland Healthcare Group is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services. The functions of the Board of Directors in accordance with the Health Services Act 1988  are:
  • to oversee and manage the Group; and
  • to ensure the services provided by the Group comply with the requirements of the Act and the aims of the Group.

Governance by the Board is achieved through:

  • strategic planning
  • effective management by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • funding of service agreements
  • local policy setting
  • regular reviews of the Group’s by-laws and strategic plans
The Board Directors are active members of various Board Sub-Committees set up to assist in monitoring the Groups various operations:
• Audit & Finance Committee
• Quality & Safety
• Board Performance & Remuneration Committee

The Board establishes Working Groups for appropriate projects on an ‘as needs’ basis.

Board Members

 

Christine Holland MCareerDev,
GradCertCarCounsel, TSTC(HomeEco),
GAICD, MAHRI, PCDAA
HR and Career Consultant

Position: Board Chair
Board member since July 2014

Member of:
Board Performance & Remuneration Committee

   

Jo-Anne Moorfoot BAppSc, GradDipBA,
GAICD, CertProjMan
Executive Director (Healthcare Governance)

Position: Deputy Board Chair
Board member since July 2017

Member of:
Quality and Safety Committee
Board Performance & Remuneration Committee

 

 

 

Adam Selent BOptom PGCertOc Ther
Optometrist

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2019

Member of:
Audit and Finance Committee
Quality & Safety Committee

     

Jayman Prestidge Grad Dip CA, CPP, BBus(Acc)
Chief Executive Officer Property Development

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2020

 

               
 

Leanne Williams  BBus(Com), GradDipCA
Chief Executive Officer (Municipal Library Services)

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2018

Member of:
Audit and Finance Committee

     

Susan Lloyd BAppSci, GradDipEd, MOrgLeadership, 
FAICD.Consultant and Teacher

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2018

Member of:
Quality and Safety Committee

               
 

Sarah Lukies MBA LLB BBUS
Senior Legal & Governance Counsel

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2018

Member of:
Audit and Finance Committee

       
Joshua Chikuse
(AGIA, ACIS, BEnv,
MAppSc)
Environmental Management Sector

Position:  Board Director
Board Director since July 2019

Member of:
Audit & Finance Committee




               
   
Farhat Firdous

Multicultural Strategic Engagement
Coordinator

Position:  Board Director
Commenced as Board Director July 2019

Member of:

Audit & Finance Committee

     
Sara Brentnall
BAppSc(Physio) PGDip (Musc) PGDip (Manip) MScMed (Pain Managt) GAICD
Divisional Manager, Health Independence Program and Ambulatory Services’ Austin Health

Position:  Board Director
Commenced as Board Director May 2019

Member of:

Quality & Safety Committee