Professor Just Stoelwinder (AV Chair) holds the Chair of Health Services Management in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He trained as a specialist physician and was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Southern Health and of Monash Medical Centre. He has been a Board Director of a number of organizations including Medibank Private Limited, the Private Health Insurance Administration Council and a number of private companies.
Professor George Braitberg has extensive experience of emergency medicine and the ambulance hospital interface. He is Director of Emergency medicine at Southern Health. His previous work as and Ambulance Victoria board member brings a valuable pool of corporate knowledge and experience about the organisation and the challenges confronting it.
Jo-Anne Cavill is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Director of Nursing (DON) of the Darlingford Upper Goulburn Nursing Home at Eildon, and was previously the CEO/DON of Omeo District Health in East Gippsland. She held the position of Nurse Unit Manager at Alexandra District Hospital prior to this. She also has experience in the private sector working with St John of God in both Ballarat and Geelong. She therefore, has considerable knowledge of the needs of the rural ambulance/hospital interface and understands the needs of country health services and communities.
Charles Gillies is co-founder of Jolimont Capital which specialises in investing in technology companies. These companies are generally Australian based and compete in fast moving, highly competitive technology markets. As an active investor himself his approach has been to work closely with management to develop a plan to create economic value. He has been Director and Chairman of a number of investments and has worked closely with CEOs and management teams, developing strategies, setting objectives and performance targets. He is currently a board member at Southern Health.
Claire Higgins was formerly chair of Barwon Health and a former director of Ambulance Victoria. She is the current Chair of the State Emergency Service and has first class management knowledge of health and emergency services issues. She further has extensive financial management experience and first hand knowledge of and experience of Ambulance Victoria’s financial position.
Lynne McLennan is an experienced senior executive who is currently CEO of an expanding mutual healthcare company. She has extensive experience in cultural development and change management in health services and the public sector and was President of the Ballarat Health Services Board between 2005 – 2011. Lynne has a BSci and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.
David Ryan is the Managing Director of Dattner Grant and has held a range of Chair and Board positions on both private and community Boards. He has extensive change management expertise gained over the past decade within Australia and internationally. Prior to this he had 19 years experience in roles as a paramedic, MICA paramedic and as an executive in Metropolitan Melbourne.
Kenneth Ryan (AM) has extensive experience with large complex business accounting through long term involvement with QANTAS as well as significant experience in crisis management. He has demonstrated his commitment to improving public health outcomes through a history of voluntary involvement with Royal Children’s Hospital fundraising. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2012 for service to the community through the support of Children’s & Youth Charities, Tourism & Sport. He is a Board Member of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation & the Victorian Major Events Corporation as well as being a Commissioner of the Australian Sports Commission.
Deborah Spring is a non-executive director and change management consultant. She has extensive senior executive experience gained at large, heavily, unionised companies including Australia Post, National Rail and Exxon Australia.Deborah has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School. . Currently, Deborah is chair of the Banksia Environmental Foundation and is a director of University of Ballarat, Mount Hotham Resort Management Board and Special Olympics (Victoria).
Barry Nicholls brings valuable health service experience as a Chair of Peninsula Health to the deliberations of the Board and has previously worked as the Director of Ambulance Services within the Department of Health. He also brings extensive experience as Chair, Director or Chief Executive Officer of Victorian State departments and Commonwealth and State public authorities.
Gary Thomas is based in Geelong & Stawell and is a principal with accounting and financial services firm WHK with over 30 years of public practice experience. Gary is also a board member of The Victorian Healthcare Association Ltd and Health Super Pty Ltd. His past experience includes 13 years as a member of the Board of Stawell Regional Health including a period as Chair and brings to the Board a deep understanding of the operation of rural health services and the interaction with ambulance services.