Directors

Mr Graeme Dixon (Chairman)

Qualifications: Dip Bus; Bachelor Bus; FCPA; FCIS; and FGIA

Experience:  Appointed to the Board in 2011. Mr Dixon has 36 years’ of corporate finance/accounting/treasury and company secretarial experience. Mr Dixon has held directorships in a number of Australian and Asian companies. He is a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Committee for Ballarat and is also a Board member of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.

Special Responsibilities:  Ex officio member of the Audit, Business Development, Clinical Governance and Remuneration Committees.

Ms Virginia Fenelon (Deputy Chairman)

Qualifications: HDTS; M.Ed; FAICD

Experience: Appointed to the Board in 2014. Ms Fenelon is currently working as an Education and Training Consultant. She has held various senior education roles at the University of Ballarat, executive and senior roles in TAFE and taught in secondary schools. Ms Fenelon has wide experience as a Director on education boards across all education sectors and was a Director on the Ballarat Health Services Board 2009-2015.  She is currently a Director on The Gordon TAFE Board and the Ballarat Tramway Museum Board.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of the Business Development Committee.

Mrs Peta Clark

Qualifications: CPA; Grad. Dip. CSP; MAICD

Experience: Appointed to the Board in 2004. Mrs Clark has over 20 years' corporate accounting experience. Mrs Clark is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Haymes Paints. Mrs Clark is a Director of Beaufort and Skipton Health Service and is a community member of the Committee for Ballarat.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of Remuneration and Audit Committees.

Mrs Jacinta Rivett

Qualifications: B.A. LLB; GAICD

Experience: Appointed to the Board in 2007. Ms Rivett is General Counsel for Ambulance Victoria (AV), with over 15 years' legal experience.  Current member of the Ballarat Regional AICD Committee and past member of the Human Research and  Ethics Committee for St John of God and Ballarat Base Hospitals. Ms Rivett has also been a Director of Ballan and District Hospital and a member of a number of Law Institute of Victoria Committees and local associations and organisations.

Special Responsibilities: Member of the Business Development and Clinical Governance Committees.

Mr Ian Schrader 

Qualifications: MAICD

Experience:  Appointed to the Board in 1977.  Mr Schrader was a director of Druids Friendly Society for thirty years and was a director of Parkglen Retirement Village for twenty-five years.  Prior to his retirement from full-time employment, Mr Schrader owned and operated his own printing company.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of Audit Committee.

Ms Gina Lyons

Qualifications: MBA; Practitioner's Certificate in Mediation; GAICD

Experience:  Appointed to the Board in 2015.  Ms Lyons has over 20 years' experience in Executive roles in Health, Local Government, Higher Education and Marketing Communications.  Since 2012 Ms Lyons has operated her own consulting business providing strategic, organisation development and change management expertise to clients. Ms Lyons has wide experience as a Director on health, tourism and NFP Boards.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of the Business Development and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Andrew McPherson

Qualifications: BAppSc (phys); MBA; MAICD

Experience: Appointed to the Board in 2017.  Mr McPherson has over 25 years' experience in the healthcare industry both in Australia and the USA.  Mr McPherson was the CEO of both Grampians Medicare Local from 2012 to 2015 and Ballarat & District Division of GPs from 2006 to 2012.  Mr McPherson is currently the owner/Director of a local Ballarat business which provides consultant advice to the health industry.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of the Audit Committee.

Mr David Lenehan

Qualifications: Grad Dip Health Administration

Experience: Appointed to the Board in 2017. Mr Lenehan retired from his position as CEO of Hepburn Health Service in 2013 after a long career in health and hospital management. Mr Lenehan has extensive experience in financial and health services management and, following retirement, has undertaken some relieving CEO work in rural hospital and community health services.

Special Responsibilities:  Member of the Business Development Committee and the Clinical Governance Committee.