Our executive team
Our Executive Team drives HealthShare Victoria's strategic planning and direction.
Neil commenced as HealthShare Victoria’s (HSV) Chief Executive in January 2021.
After more than 20 years in the healthcare and logistics sectors, Neil brings extensive senior leadership experience across a number of businesses to HSV.
A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary, Neil’s experience building and leading businesses, developing strong and focused teams and delivering commercial customer centric solutions is complemented by a strong financial expertise.
Neil’s most recent role prior to joining HSV was as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in the mining, transport and industrial sector where he led finance, IT, governance, legal, property and commercial areas.
He has been Managing Director of two listed entities, Vision Group Holdings (Healthcare) and Prime Trust (Property) and in addition to those public roles he has led the former Mayne Group’s Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Centre businesses. Neil was involved in the growth and establishment of those businesses, the development and eventual sale of Mayne’s leading hospital portfolio and the implementation of a shared service model across the whole of Mayne Group. Neil was also involved in the establishment of Mayne Logistics as a provider of warehouse and distribution services.
Originally hailing from Liverpool, England, Neil has lived in Australia for over 30 years, 24 of those in Melbourne.
Executive Director Transformation
B.Com, LLB, Grad Cert. Legal Prac.
Hugh joined HSV as Executive Director Transformation in November 2021, after having worked with the business in a consultative capacity from March 2021 across strategy, commercial, IT and transformation.
Hugh is an experienced and accomplished commercial and strategic leader within large commercial organisations, and has a proven track record in strategy development and implementation.
Prior to joining HSV, Hugh was Head of Commercial (Investments) at Swire Group and formerly Head of Corporate Development at Pacific National. These roles saw Hugh pursue and deliver on value creation opportunities, business growth (organic and M&A) and business transformation and change. Resolving business challenges through continuous improvement initiatives has also been a theme throughout Hugh's career.
Hugh commenced his career in law before moving to banking where he specialised in environmental finance.
Executive Director Supply Chain
BA Sc Hons (Exercise Physiology and Biomechanical Science), Grad Dip Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Mili joined HSV in November 2021 as our inaugural Executive Director Supply Chain, bringing extensive experience across the fast-moving consumer goods, dairy, grocery and healthcare sectors. She has senior-level experience and a history of success in supply chain and logistics, negotiation and operations management, specialising in the establishment of rapid supply chain requirements and distribution network modelling.
Mili’s most recent role prior to joining HSV was as National Operations Manager at Linfox. Previously, she has worked as a consultant to the Australian Defence Organisation, and has held senior roles at Super Retail Group, Bulla Dairy Foods and Lion Dairy and Drinks.
Mili is a volunteer at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary and Beagle Freedom Australia, and is involved in fundraising activities, administrative support and foster care for animals.
Executive Director Finance, Risk and Governance (CFO)
B Bus (Acc), FCPA, GAICD, Grad Dip (Marketing), Grad Cert (Health System)
John commenced at HSV in March 2015. With over 20 years' experience in the health sector, John has held senior finance leadership roles within public, private and aged care services.
John's most recent role prior to joining HSV was as Director Finance Services at Northern Health.
John has extensive experience in business planning, enterprise risk management, corporate services and systems technology design and implementation, while developing high-performing teams during periods of significant growth and transformation.
Since 2017, John has been a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Australian College of Optometry (ACO), providing governance and risk management support.
He was previously an ACO Board member for five years and was also Treasurer of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the peak body for health finance professionals providing value through education, research and networking activities across Australia.
Director People, Culture and Safety
MHRMgmt, Member Australian HR Institute
Mel commenced at HSV in May 2022 following a career that has spanned almost 20 years in human resource management and industrial relations across the private sector. Mel's safety and customer-first focus has developed working with large critical infrastructure service organisations in asset management, design, construction, operations and maintenance functions, primarily in the utilities sector.
Prior to joining HSV, Mel gained public sector experience as Head of People, Culture and Safety at Phillip Island Nature Parks, an agency of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, where she also acted in senior executive and operational roles as Acting Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.
Across her career, Mel has a consistent record of success in working closely with stakeholders to drive growth and change. Mel’s collaborative approach, strong commercial acumen and focus on the importance of values-led leadership and capability building in complex and challenging environments has been key to fostering safe and high-performing cultures.
Mel has post-graduate qualifications in human resource management and is currently studying a Master of Health, Safety and Ergonomics.
Director, Information Technology
MMgt(InfoTech), MBA, MAICD
Raph joined HSV in May 2021 and brings more than 20 years of experience in managing technology strategy and operations in SME and large enterprise across logistics and retail industries.
Most recently Raph has managed IT strategy and operations in the mining, logistics and industrial sector.
Over his career, Raph has managed information security, governance and risk, while working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver solutions across finance, supply chain and information systems.
In addition to a number of industry certifications, Raph has a Masters of Management (Information Technology) and an MBA as well as being a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Raph is also a board member of Neighbourhood Watch Victoria, providing advice on Information Technology and governance.
Director Supply Chain Surety
Kate joined HSV in April 2020 and brings 15 years of pharmaceutical supply chain experience both in Australia and overseas, having led and supported global supply chains to deliver strategic programs and improve business performance. Kate's focus is on working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver solutions across global supply chains that enable the supply of medicines to patients at the end of the supply chain.
Over her career Kate has led high-performing multidisciplinary teams to undertake supply and demand planning, global stock allocation, supply chain risk mitigation and optimisation to support improved supply chain continuity. Implementing network change and new operating models, and ensuring effective program governance and risk frameworks have also been focus areas for Kate throughout her career.
Most recently Kate played a key role in the pandemic response in Victoria working with the Department of Health, health service pharmacy directors, suppliers, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the National Medicines Stockpile and other sector stakeholders to ensure supply of critical medicines and COVID-19 treatments.
Director Customer Engagement
MBA, BA, CIPS, GAICD
Alfred Matthews has been with HSV and its predecessor since September 2016. In June 2017 Alfred was appointed Head of Indirect Products and Services, implementing strategies to improve collaboration and deliver financial and service quality outcomes which resulted in the organisation being nominated as a national finalist by Procurement and Supply Australasia in October 2017.
Prior to joining HSV, Alfred spent more than 10 years at Monash Health managing non-clinical support services teams including food, cleaning, waste, the Customer Contact Centre, retail and security, and leading tenders for service contract categories. Alfred was a member of many inter-professional teams within Monash Health and led initiatives including bringing the food services team in-house from an outsourced model. Alfred was part of the project team and managed Monash Health's new central production kitchen, implemented innovative steam and microfibre cleaning across the service and introduced a cook-freeze meal model to improve patient satisfaction and deliver efficiencies.