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
- Margaret Grigg - Forensicare
- Kate O'Sullivan - Department of Treasury and Finance
- Jacinda de Witts - Department of Health
- Felicity Topp - Peninsula Health
- Douglas Travis - Independent
- Ingrid Player - Independent
Chair, HSV Board and Chair, Major Projects and ICT Committee
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.
Chair, Procurement and Supply Chain Committee
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.
Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
Janet is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in professional service firms (legal, accounting, consulting). Currently the COO/CFO for leading law firm Russell Kennedy and previously with Herbert Smith Freehills and Minter Ellison, her roles 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.
Board Member - Monash Health
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
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).
Board Member - Peninsula Health
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.
Board Member - South West Healthcare
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.
Board Member - Forensicare
Margaret was appointed as Forensicare’s CEO in August 2019. Margaret is an experienced health professional with extensive experience in senior leadership roles.
Previously, she has worked as the Deputy Chief Executive of Mind Australia, and the Vice President of the Kyneton District Health Service Board. She has recently been appointed as a Director to the Mind Australia Board.
She has also worked for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services as a senior executive for many years and was the Executive Director of Health Services Policy and Commissioning.
Board Member - Department of Treasury and Finance
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.
Jacinda de Witts
Board Member - Department of Health
Jacinda is the Deputy Secretary of the Regulatory, Risk, Integrity and Legal Division and the General Counsel at the Department of Health.
Jacinda has more than 25 years’ experience practising law and has held various Board and Committee roles, including Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Board and the Cancer Council of Victoria Board.
Prior to joining the department in early 2017 as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Jacinda was a founding principal at Hive Legal, managing a large and expanding health, commercial and government practice.
Prior to that Jacinda was a Partner at Minter Ellison where she led a team providing extensive advice to government and health clients on statutory interpretation, regulatory, technology, commercial and corporate matters.
Board Member - Independent
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.
Board Member - Independent
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.