Linda McCoy, Chair
Linda has held chief executive and executive management positions across the community health and acute sectors in Victoria for the past 30 years including an administrator role in a metropolitan community health centre. Linda has been involved in the development of statewide strategic policy and was a member of the final Victorian Quality Council.
Chelsea has worked in community consultation, stakeholder engagement and sports administration with organisations such as the AFL, Calisthenics Victoria and Tennis Australia for over 15 years. Chelsea has a passion for governance, strategy, policy and business development, specifically to our local region, as a current Director at Bass Coast Community Foundation, current Convenor of Gymnastics Victoria South East Region and previous board member at Gippsland Women’s Health.
Dr Bernadette Hickey
Bernadette is a physician and intensivist with 25 years of experience, mostly at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. In addition, she is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicans national examining panel and participates in college post graduate training as a mentor and examiner.
Liesl has more than 25 years of experience in senior executive leadership roles in regulation, service delivery, program delivery and business transformation, mostly at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. She holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Behaviour from Swinburne Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ian has a strong professional and personal involvement in regional Victoria, particularly in the Gippsland region having represented the seat of Narracan in the State Parliament. Through diverse roles and public service Ian has developed a skillset extending across industrial relations, human resource management and governance.
Kathryn brings significant finance, accounting, governance and risk management experience to the board, along with skills in business analysis, strategy, project oversight and contingency planning. She also sits on the board of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association and the Mallee Track Health and Community Service Board. Kathryn’s prior board experience was with a number of joint ventures in Australia and New Zealand.
Leanne is the Chief Executive Officer of Myli – My Community Library Ltd and holds several Non-Executive Director positions. She is a Chartered Accountant, experienced Chairperson on Audit and Finance Committees, Graduate of AICD and Graduate of Melbourne Business School’s Leading Transformational Change. Leanne brings significant experience in progressive leadership, strategy, audit, finance and local government.
Elizabeth brings extensive experience as a CEO and Executive in various leading software and technology businesses in the health sector for Australia and Asia Pacific over an extended period. She brings business acumen, governance, strategy, communications, digital technology and cyber security experience. Elizabeth is also a board member of The Baker Foundation.
Michael Gorton AM
Michael Gorton AM is a senior partner at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and has more than 30 years experience advising the health and medical sector, assisting boards of health organisations to understand their legal obligations for effective governance structures, governance policies and implementing risk management strategies.
Michael is the Chair of Peninsula Health, Chair of Wellways Australia and Chair of Holmesglen Institute (TAFE).
He is the former Chair of Alfred Health, a past Board member of Ambulance Victoria and is the former Chair of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and former Board member of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. Michael is also a former Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.