13 December 2021
HSV executive appointments support strategic objectives
I am pleased to announce a number of HealthShare Victoria (HSV) senior executive appointments as we develop our transformation capability and focus on our initial objectives in supply chain, procurement and surety.
Mili Cohen, an experienced supply chain and logistics executive, has been appointed as HSV’s inaugural Executive Director Supply Chain, bringing experience across the retail, dairy, grocery and healthcare sectors including strong negotiation and operations management.
Prior to joining HSV, Mili worked as a consultant to the Australian Defence Organisation, and held senior roles at Linfox, Super Retail Group, Bulla Dairy Foods and Lion Dairy and Drinks.
Supply chain and logistics are heavily male-dominated fields, and I am delighted that we have been able to secure and appoint an executive of Mili’s calibre with her broad fast-moving logistics and complex supply chain experience. Mili will bring a unique perspective to HSV and be a great fit for our team as we build an end-to-end health supply chain function.
Mili takes over from Monash Health Director Corporate Shared Services Neil Sigamoney, who had been acting Executive Director Supply Chain during HSV’s initial transition. I thank Neil for his support and contribution during this period and look forward to continuing to work with him on the State Supply Chain and as a major health service customer.
Hugh McKerrow has been appointed as HSV’s first Executive Director Transformation, having worked in an acting capacity across HSV’s strategy, commercial, IT and transformation functions since March 2021. Hugh is a highly experienced and accomplished commercial and strategic leader within large commercial organisations, and he has a proven track record in strategy development, implementation and delivery.
Prior to joining HSV, Hugh headed Swire Groups’ Australian commercial investments business and the corporate development function at Pacific National. These roles saw him pursue and deliver value creation and business growth opportunities, as well as lead significant continuous improvement and business transformation and change activities.
John Delinaoum, Executive Director Finance, Risk and Governance, will continue to lead the expansion of HSV’s finance, legal and risk functions to meet the growing needs of our broader spectrum of responsibility.
The growth in HSV’s supply and logistics operations is forecast to achieve over $1 billion turnover in coming years where strong processes, controls and planning are important in maintaining stakeholder confidence in what we deliver.
With John’s, Mili’s and Hugh’s extensive operational expertise and team-building experience we now have an increased diversity of executive skills and are well-positioned to achieve our goals and drive improved outcomes in health, safety and value for Victoria’s public health sector.
Kate Warren also joins the HSV leadership team with her appointment as Director Supply Chain Surety. This new role reflects an increased understanding of the importance of our supply chain and our need to build processes and activities that will ensure our health service customers have ongoing access to the essential medical items they need, when they need them.
Kate 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. Over her career Kate has led high-performing multidisciplinary teams to undertake supply and demand planning and supply chain risk mitigation that deliver solutions to benefit patients.
These appointments add depth of capability to the HSV leadership team.
I regret to advise that two HSV executive team members will be stepping aside from their current roles.
Angela Malone, HSV’s Director People, Culture and Safety will be stepping back after almost eight years in her role. Fortunately, Angela will remain with HSV, assuming a people and culture role with increased focus on supporting HSV team learning, development and culture in line with strategic transformational change. As part of this Angela will help recruit a new Director People, Culture and Safety.
Angela’s leadership throughout the development of HSV and now in her approach to managing personal balance with organisational need is respected and acknowledged.
HSV's Director Procurement, Joe Neill, will step aside from his role as he seeks a better balance in his professional and personal lives. Since taking on his current role in October 2017, Joe has overseen significant growth in our procurement function and output, including HSV's establishment on 1 January this year. Procurement has been one of the key drivers of our organisation and Joe will continue to lead the Procurement function until we appoint his replacement.
I would like to thank both Angela and Joe for their highly-valued contributions as executive team members at HSV.
HSV continues to build our current procurement capability, developing end-to-end supply chain and surety functions and pursuing our goal of $838 million in benefits. Our strengthened executive team will help transform HSV to be a statewide service organisation that delivers long-term benefits for Victoria’s public health sector.
Executive leadership team