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
  • regularly reviewing 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: Board Director
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

JaymanPrestidge

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

Position: Board Director
Board member since July 2020

Leanne Williams

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

SaraBrentnall

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