Board of Directors

 Barbara Yeoh

Ms Barbara Yeoh AM
BSc (Hons), FAICD

• Chair, Monash Health Board
• Chair, Remuneration Committee
• Member, Finance Committee
• Member, Aboriginal Health Strategic Partnership Committee
• Term of appointment: July 2009-current

Ms Barbara Yeoh has more than 30 years’ experience as a director in both the public and private sectors across a broad range of industries. She is currently a Member of the AHPRA Agency Management Committee, Deputy Chair of the Victoria State Emergency Service and Deputy Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Audit Committee. Ms Yeoh is also a Principal Associate of Phillips KPA, specialist advisers to the education sector.

In 2015, Ms Yeoh was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and received the CEO Magazine Chairperson of the year award which encompasses the public, private and not for profit sectors.

 Heath Cleland

Ms Heather Cleland

• Member, Quality Committee
• Term of appointment: July 2016 - current

Ms Heather Cleland is a Plastic Surgeon who is currently head of the state wide Victorian Adult Burns Service at the Alfred Hospital. In addition to clinical practice and service development, she is actively involved in clinical education, training, and research. She has been instrumental in establishing the clinical quality Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand, and chairs its steering committee. She is a Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association and Past President. She has served on various departmental and professional committees, and is a member of the Donor Tissue Bank Committee of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

Charles Gillies

Mr Charles Gillies

• Chair, Finance Committee
• Chair, Audit Committee
• Member, Kitaya Holdings Board Pty Ltd*
• Term of appointment: July 2011-current

Mr Charles Gillies is co-founder of Jolimont Global Mining Systems which specialises in investing in mining technology companies. These companies compete in fast-moving, highly competitive global technology markets. As an active investor himself his approach has been to work closely with management to develop a plan to create economic value. He has been Director and Chairman of a number of technology and investment companies and has worked closely with CEOs and management teams, developing strategies and setting objectives and performance targets.

*Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd operates Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.


Dr Misty Jenkins
BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD

• Member, Quality Committee
• Member, Aboriginal Health Strategic Partnership Committee
• Term of appointment: November 2016 – current

Dr Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC fellow, biomedical scientist and laboratory head at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and new immunotherapies for cancer. Dr Jenkins has previously held postdoctoral positions at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Dr Jenkins was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015) and won the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016). In addition to her research career, Dr Jenkins brings experience in governance as a Director and Deputy Chair of The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at ANU, previous Director of the Aurora Education Foundation, Ambassador for the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Chair of NHMRC Project Grant Review Panels.


Ms Jorden Lam
LLM, LLB, BCom, GradDipLP, GAICD, SA Fin.

• Member, Audit Committee
• Member, Community Advisory Committee
• Term of appointment: October 2016 - current

Ms Jorden Lam is the Company Secretary & General Counsel at HESTA Super Fund, and also serves on the Board of BreastScreen Victoria and the Policy Committee of Women In Super. She has also previously served on the Community Advisory Committee for Ambulance Victoria. She is experienced in the development and implementation of corporate governance frameworks, regularly advises on director and trustee duties and is passionate about achieving high standards of governance practice in organisations. Ms Lam has previously practiced as a commercial lawyer with several leading firms, advising corporations across a range of complex matters. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Australian Financial Review’s “Young Executive of the Year Award”.


Ms Sarah Ralph

• Member, Audit Committee
• Member, Primary Care and Population Health Advisory Committee
• Term of appointment: November 2016 – current

Ms Sarah Ralph is a partner of global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. Ms Ralph has practiced in employment and labour law for over 20 years and leads the firm’s national government practice. Ms Ralph regularly acts for public and private sector employers in complex employment matters including in the health sector. Ms Ralph’s experience includes working in government and the private sector in strategic and legal roles. Ms Ralph is a volunteer member of the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) Risk and Audit Committee. Ms Ralph brings her experience in people management, corporate governance and risk management to the Board.

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Mr Dipak Sanghvi

• Member, Primary Care and Population Health Advisory Committee
• Member, Finance Committee
• Term of appointment: June 2016-current

Mr Dipak Sanghvi is a pharmacist who owns five pharmacies in Victoria. He is currently Chair of Member Benefits Australia Pty Ltd. Previous positions held include President of the Pharmacy Guild Victoria Branch during 2006-2011, Chair of Gold Cross Products and Services Pty Ltd, Chair of Return of Unwanted Medicines, being a Board member of Guild Insurance and Superannuation and Meridian Lawyers, as well as several other board positions in the community and pharmaceutical industry.

 Debbie Williams

Ms Debbie Williams
FAICD, MBA, ME, BCom, GradDip in Health Services Management

• Chair, Primary Care and Population Health Advisory Committee
• Member, Community Advisory Committee
• Term of appointment: July 2009 –current

Ms Debbie Williams is a strategy consultant who brings extensive experience in healthcare management, corporate governance, business strategy development, mental health management and financial management. Ms Williams is President of Toy Libraries Australia.


Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem AM
MB, ChB (Mosul, Iraq), FRACP, FRCPA, MRCP (UK) MD (Monash), LRCP, MRCS.

• Chair, Quality Committee
• Term of appointment: May 2017 – current

Hatem Salem is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University. Prior to this, Professor Salem was the Head of the Academic Department of Clinical Haematology at Monash University and the Head of Clinical Haematology at the Alfred Hospital. He served as President of Asia Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and past president and Executive Director of the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He is a senior Counsellor of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

In 2005, his vision and ability to develop leading clinical and research programs was recognised by the Victorian Government’s Public Healthcare Award, where he was the recipient of the Health Minister’s Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

In 2010, Professor Hatem Salem was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medicine in the field of haematology as a clinician, educator and researcher and also through the establishment of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases


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