Our Board

HealthShare Victoria’s Board plays an essential role in ensuring HPV achieves our vision to deliver safe, affordable and sustainable healthcare.

The Board supports HSV’s role to purposefully lead improvement in the delivery of critical goods and services to Victoria's public health sector and actively assure the probity of public hospital procurement practices.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that HSV aligns plans, resources and performance monitoring to our functions, including by:

  • Maintaining an effective governance framework, such as managing HSV sub-committees
  • Supporting HSV’s strategic direction
  • Providing financial oversight
  • Managing conflicts of interest.

Our Board members

  • Lance Wallace - Chair, HSV Board and Chair, Corporate Services & ICT Committee
  • Eileen Keane - Chair, Procurement and Supply Chain Committee
  • Janet Young - Chair, Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee
  • Andrew Stripp - Monash Health
  • Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO - The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Craig Fraser - South West Alliance of Rural Health
  • Dale Fraser - Ballarat Health
  • Kate O'Sullivan - Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Dr Phuong Pham - Department of Health
  • Felicity Topp - Peninsula Health
  • Douglas Travis - Independent
  • Ingrid Player - Independent

Lance Wallace

Chair, HSV Board and Chair, Major Projects and ICT Committee

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Lance Wallace was appointed as Chair of the HSV Board in January 2021.

Lance is a CPA and has held a number of senior positions in the Victorian State Government including Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Secretary Corporate Services and Deputy Secretary Health Service Performance and Programs (the Victoria public hospital systems manager). Lance was awarded a Public Service medal for his contribution to public service in Victoria in 2011.

Lance is a former Chair of the DHHS Accredited purchasing unit, is a former member of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board and is also currently on the Board of Eastern Health.

Eileen Keane

Chair, Procurement and Supply Chain Committee

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Eileen has a procurement, supply chain and quality background across a number of industries including public health, manufacturing, logistics, not-for-profit and consultancy. She has held roles as an executive and non-executive director and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in supply strategies, procurement principles, strategic planning, project management, continuous improvement and general management.

She has a passion for using data to inform decisions and has a background in quality methods and Six Sigma to assist the effective use of continuous improvement tools.

Janet Young

Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee

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Janet is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in professional service firms (legal, accounting, consulting). Her recent roles as COO/CFO for leading law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and Minter Ellison have included responsibility for finance, information technology, people and development, business development, strategy and transformation.

Janet is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Governance Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has previous board experience with not-for-profit boards and committees and is currently a mentor with the Financial Executives Institute.

Andrew Stripp

Board Member - Monash Health

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Since 2016, Andrew has held the position of Chief Executive at Monash Health, which comprises seven hospitals and 46 community-based sites. Prior to that, he held a number of executive roles in hospitals, healthcare and Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services, where he was Director for the state's mental health system, Regional Director for Health, Housing and Community Services, and Director of Strategy.

As Chief Executive, Andrew has been responsible for the provision of high-quality, safe services in the context of sound financial management and the development of a supportive teaching and research environment.

Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO

Board Member - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

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Christine has been Chief Executive of the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Executive Director Medical Services, the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Prior to these appointments she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy.

Christine is a member of several boards including WEHI, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance (VCCC).

Felicity Topp

Board Member - Peninsula Health

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Felicity is the Chief Executive of Peninsula Health. She is an experienced healthcare executive and has worked in public health for over 35 years. She has previously held executive roles at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Barwon Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Felicity has a Master of Public Health, a Bachelor of Nursing and postgraduate qualifications in intensive care nursing and health counselling. Felicity is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Fellow of the Fairfax Ethical Leadership Centre and currently sits on the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association Board.

Craig Fraser

Board Member - South West Healthcare

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Craig has more than 25 years’ experience as a clinician, senior manager and executive in the Victorian public health sector having worked in metropolitan teaching hospitals before moving into regional health. Prior to being appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at South West Healthcare, he led the development of the Primary and Community Services Division. He is committed to continually improving services to enhance client and patient safety, access and the patients’ overall experience, while enhancing the health of individuals and their communities. 

Dale Fraser

Board Member - Ballarat Health

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Dale has worked exclusively with regional health services for the past 27 years, including time within the Hume, Barwon and Grampians region. Dale holds a number of external directorships associated with education, research, community engagement and health workforce, and is an active contributor to the development of state health policy.

Bringing world-class public healthcare to the most needy in our community, regardless of their social status or capacity to pay, is at the cornerstone of Dale’s belief system.

Kate O'Sullivan

Board Member - Department of Treasury and Finance 

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Kate O'Sullivan is the Department of Treasury and Finance representative on the board. Kate is currently Executive Director Infrastructure Policy and Assurance in the Commercial Division of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Kate has 20 years' experience in public policy and procurement at both Commonwealth and State Government levels. Kate brings to the HSV Board significant experience overseeing tender processes and ensuring compliance with procurement policies, together with a strong understanding of the commercial principles underpinning contract risk allocation.

Dr Phuong Pham

Board Member - Department of Health

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Phuong Pham is Executive Director of System Reform and Planning in the Victorian Department of Health. He has held a range of senior health policy, reform and management roles, in the Victorian and Commonwealth Health portfolios, and in the digital health sector. He was also a board director for Western Health from 2015 to 2019.

Douglas Travis

Board Member - Independent

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Douglas is currently a VMO Urologist at Western Health where he has been on staff at various times over the last 40 years, starting his medical career as an Intern at Western General Hospital. Douglas is also on the Board of Avant and a Director of Doctors Health Fund.

Previously he was the Foundation Chair of Better Care Victoria, the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western Health. He has also been President of AMA Victoria and on the Federal Executive of both AMA Federal and the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Ingrid Player

Board Member - Independent

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Ingrid Player is an experienced Non-Executive Director. In addition to HealthShare Victoria, she serves on the boards of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd, Cogstate Ltd and the Epworth Foundation. During her executive career she held a number of senior roles with private healthcare provider Healthscope Ltd, including Group Executive, General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to this, she worked as a lawyer in private practice, in Australia and overseas. Ingrid brings extensive experience in healthcare, as well as mergers and acquisitions, risk management, corporate governance and sustainability.