Board of Management

The Board of Managements primary function is to oversee the governance of Portland District Health. The Board is committed to ensuring the services provided by Portland District Health comply with the requirements of the Health Services Act 1988 and the Objectives, Vision Mission and Values of the service.

The Board consists of up to 12 members appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the advice of the Minister for Health following nominations received by Portland District Health. Each member is appointed for up to a three-year term and is eligible for re-nomination when the term ends. Portland District Health's Board of Management meets monthly throughout the year.

Portland District Health by-laws enable the Board to delegate various responsibilities. These by-laws are supported by executive delegations and operational responsibility which enables executives and staff to perform their duties through specific delegated authority.

The registered office of Portland District Health is 141 Bentinck Street, PORTLAND VIC 3305.

Director / Chair – MICHELLE KEARNEY

Occupation: Principal of Bayview College
Appointed: July 2013 - second term
Sub Committees: Finance, Audit & Risk Management and Remuneration

Michelle has extensive experience in educational leadership and governance, human resources, risk and compliance management.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Education, a Masters of Educational Studies and Doctor of Education.

Michelle was elected president of the Board of Management in November 2014.

Director – PROF PAUL YIELDER PhD. DCR(R). Grad Dip ED. RT

Occupation: Deakin University Waurn Ponds - Project Leader & Program Director Medical Imaging School of Medicine.
Appointed: July 2015– second term
Sub Committees: Chair Quality, Safty and Risk and Remuneration

Professor Paul Yielder, the Foundation Chair in Medical Imaging in the School of Medicine at Deakin University (Geelong) is also the Course Director, of the newly accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Imaging – Diagnostic Radiography.

He has developed and reviewed externally accredited courses in medical imaging having worked many years in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. More recently he has been working in Canada and has researched students currently active in additional health care related disciplines notably mental health and also interdisciplinary practice in health care delivery.

Director / Junior Vice Chair – ANITA RANK

Occupation: Glenelg Shire Council Councillor
Appointed: July 2012 – third term
Sub Committees: Director/Chair Active Health Portland, Quality, Safety & Risk, Chair Consumer Advisory Group and Remuneration

Anita was elected as councillor of Glenelg Shire in 2012 and is actively involved in a number of community organisations.

Anita sits on a number of boards and has a Bachelor of Education in Physicial Education and Health, Diploma of Management and Diploma in Business Governance.

Director - Senior Vice Chair / ANDREW LEVINGS

Occupation: Self Employed/Operates Marine & Science Activities within Australia
Appointed: August 2014 - third term
Sub Committees: Quality, Safety & Risk Management, Indigenous Advisory

Andrew has extensive multidisciplinary training including community studies and a PhD in Marine Science.

 
   

Director – DAVID PATTERSON

Occupation: Silvan Ridge Business Advisor - Director
Appointed: July 2015 - second term
Sub Committees: Chair Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee  and Remuneration

David has successfully completed a Bachelor of Busines (Accouting). He has worked in the accounting field for the past 18 years. His specialty is providing advice to businesses on succession planning and building value into businesses. He has helped many businesses improve both their bottom line and the value of their business.

Director – ALEX CAMPBELL

Occupation: Retired
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Alex has extensive experience in health service management and having retired after a 40-year career now has time to use this experience in a voluntary capacity.

His most recent substantive position was eight years at the Royal Children’s Hospital as Executive Director of Redevelopment, with responsibility for all major capital works.

Director – SANDY BURGOYNE

Occupation: Director - Future Cities Collaborative, Sydney
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Sandy has over 20 years corporate experience in developing and leading business strategy, marketing, change and business transformation within the telecommunications, information technology, retail, service and not-for-profit sectors including Aged and Community Care.

Sandy has a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters of Sustainable Development.

Director – DR ANN MILLER

Occupation: Veterinarian
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Ann has worked in the Portland community for many years and volunteered in a variety of roles. She previously served on the Veterinary Registration Board gaining extensive governance experience. She holds a Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Masters of Veterinary Studies.

Director – ROSLYN (ROS) PEVITT

Occupation: Koorie Engagement Support Officer, Department of Education & Training
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Ros is a Gunditjmara woman and has worked in Koorie Education for 25+ years.

She is the chairperson of the Windamara Aboriginal Corporation and has been on the Board for the past 8 years consecutively. Ros have a Bachelor of Arts in Education and is a qualified primary school teacher.

Through her job role, she sits on the Committee of Management for the Glenelg and Southern Grampians LLEN (Local Learning & Employment Network), the Local Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Southern Grampians Youth Network, Southern Grampians Beyond the Bell.

As chairperson of Windamara, I sit on the Glenelg Quorin Advisory committee and other numerous sub committees within Windamara Aboriginal Corporation and also attend Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation meetings.

 

 

 


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