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
- Douglas Travis - independent
- Felicity Topp - Peninsula Health
- Ingrid Player - independent
- Kate O'Sullivan - Department of Treasury and Finance
- Dr Phuong Pham - Department of Health
Chair, HSV Board and Chair, Corporate Services 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 hospitals systems manager).
Lance was awarded a Public Service medal for his contribution to public service in Victoria in 2011.
Lance has also Chaired the DHHS Accredited purchasing unit, is a former member of the Victorian Government purchasing Board and has recently been appointed to 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 Young 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.
Ms Young is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Governance Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has previous board experience with NFP boards and committees including NIDA, The Song Company and Playworks. She 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, a health service comprised of seven hospitals and forty-six community based sites. Prior to Monash Health, he has held a number of executive roles in a variety of hospitals and health care settings; and within the State Government's Department of Health and Human Services as the Director for the State's mental health system, as Regional Director for Health, Housing and Community Services and as Director of Strategy. He was the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Alfred Health for six years.
As Chief Executive, Andrew has been responsible for improving and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe services in the context of sound financial management and the ongoing development of a teaching and research supportive environment.
Prof Christine Kilpatrick AO
Board Member - The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Christine Kilpatrick has been Chief Executive of the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive, the Royal Children’s Hospital from 2008 – 2017, Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health and Executive Director Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health 2004-2008. 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 (VCCC). She was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003, in 2014 was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, in 2017 was a recipient of the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow’s Award, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, in 2018 inducted in the top 50 Public Sector Women and in 2019 appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
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 prior to moving into regional health. Prior to being appointed to the Chief Executive Officer role 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, whilst enhancing the health of individuals and their communities.
Board Member - Ballarat Health
Dale has worked exclusively with regional health services for the past 26 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 health care 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.
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, the leading medical indemnity insurer in Australia, and a Director of Doctors Health Fund
Previously he has been, the Foundation Chair of Better care Victoria, the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western Health. In addition to these activities he has 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 - Peninsula Health
Felicity Topp is the Chief Executive of Peninsula Health.
Felicity is an experienced healthcare executive with over 35 years working in public health. Her previous role prior to joining Peninsula Health was at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she was the Deputy Chief Executive. She has also held executive roles at Barwon Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Felicity has a Masters of Public Health, Bachelor of Nursing, and post grad qualifications in intensive care nursing and health counselling. Felicity is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Fairfax Ethical Leadership Centre and currently sits on the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association Board.
Board Member - independent
Ingrid Player brings extensive experience in healthcare, well as mergers and acquisitions, risk management, corporate governance and sustainability gained from executive roles in diverse sectors in Australia and overseas. In a 14-year career at leading private healthcare provider Healthscope, Ms Player held a number of senior executive positions including Group Executive, General Counsel and Company Secretary. Prior to this, she worked as a lawyer in private practice.
Ms Player is a Non-Executive Director at Cogstate (since 2019), an innovative biotech specialising in neuroscience technology, where she chairs Cogstate’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and is a member of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Ms Player holds a Bachelor of Economics & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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, having held a variety of key roles in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Administration. Kate brings to the HPV 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 and performance monitoring.
Dr Phuong Pham
Board Member - Department of Health
Phuong Pham is Executive Director of Pathology and Reform 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.