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
- Felicity Topp - Peninsula Health
- Craig Fraser - South West Alliance of Rural Health
- Margaret Grigg – Forensicare
- Dale Fraser – Ballarat Health
- Kate O'Sullivan - Department of Treasury and Finance
- Jacinda de Witts - Department of Health
- 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 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 is 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 Young is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in professional service firms (legal, accounting, consulting). In her current role with Russell Kennedy and in recent roles as COO/CFO.
for leading law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and MinterEllison 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 - 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 Fellow of the Fairfax Ethical Leadership Centre and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Board Member - South West Healthcare
Craig has been the Chief Executive of South West Healthcare since 2017 which includes oversight of a regional logistics and distribution model based in Warrnambool.
Craig has more than 25 years’ experience as an executive and senior manager in the Victorian public health sector having worked in metropolitan teaching hospitals prior to moving into rural and regional health. Prior to these appointments he was a prosthetist orthotist working clinically for many years whilst also holding management roles.
He is committed to continually improving the health of rural Victorians and reducing the health disparities that exist. He is dedicated to enhancing care, access, client and patient safety, and the patients’ overall experience by delivering care closer to home.
Board Member - Forensicare
Margaret was appointed as Forensicare’s CEO in August 2019. Margaret is an experienced mental 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 and Colac Area Health. 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, 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 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 and performance monitoring.
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 practicing 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
Ingrid Player is an experienced Non Executive Director. In addition to HealthShare Victoria, she serves on the boards of ASX listed companies, Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd and Cogstate Ltd, and not for profit healthcare provider, 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, well as mergers and acquisitions, risk management, corporate governance and sustainability.
Ingrid holds a Bachelor of Economics & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.