Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) is governed by a nine member Board with a mix of five appointed and four elected Directors. 

Western Victoria PHN Constitution

Our Constitution is the agreed set of principles, governing our organisation, which is a company limited by guarantee. Constitutional changes are approved by our members.


Membership of the Western Victoria PHN is free and open to GPs, practice nurses and other primary health care providers, including representatives from Local Hospital Networks. 

Western Victoria PHN Board

Western Victoria PHN aims to increase the effectiveness of health services for patients and providing co-ordinated and efficient access to local health services, particularly for those patients at risk of poor health outcomes. 

The Western Victorian PHN Board operates within the Board Charter.

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Ms Lynne McLennan - Chair

Lynne is an experienced Chair and brings strong governance and leadership experience to the Board, as well as a thorough understanding of the challenges associated with the primary health sector, having worked for more than 20 years in primary care redevelopment roles in rural and regional areas, across all levels of government. Since 2001 Lynne has been the CEO of UFS Dispensaries Ltd, is currently the Deputy Chair of the Committee for Ballarat and has more than six years as President of Ballarat Health Services.

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Dr Tim Denton - Director

Working as a GP in Anglesea and in Corio, Tim believes passionately in the role of general practice as leading the way for Australians having an accessible, affordable and highly-skilled community-based health system.

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Mr Mark Harris - Director

Mark brings to the organisation the perspective of an experienced allied health professional, currently providing clinical services to the Geelong community. Having worked in health management at both government and local levels, he understands the complexities of health care and the need for the right services to be delivered at the right place at the right time.

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Dr Ric Milner - Director

Ric is excited about the opportunities to connect to tertiary services and coordinate all the allied primary health care. He believes there are many rewards in expanding the ability of general practice to initiate and promote high quality health services.

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Mr Michael Malouf - Director

Michael is an experienced CEO and Board Director, having previously been CEO of the Melbourne City Council, Barwon Water and the Carlton Football Club. His areas of expertise include: senior management, strategic planning, policy, change management and strategic financial management.

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Mr Jim Elvey - Director

Retired and living in Meredith, Jim had a high level career in Local Government, conducted a consulting practice over several years, performed as CEO to a national Board and has held the positions of Director and Deputy President of Ballarat Health Services. Jim was formerly the Chair of Grampians Medicare Local. Jim brings extensive organisational management experience to the Board.

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Ms Karen Foster - Director

Karen is a communications professional who brings to the board many years’ experience in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. A Port Fairy resident, Karen operates a design and communications agency from Warrnambool. As Executive Officer for the Great South Coast region’s peak advocacy body, the Great South Coast Group, she also brings to the board extensive regional networks and knowledge.

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Ms Susan Brumby - Director

Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby is the founding Director of the National Centre for Farmer Health and an executive staff member of Western District Health Service, Hamilton. She has an extensive working record in the health, agricultural, research and education sectors. She has published and presented internationally on rural and farmer health and is a current member of the Victorian Agricultural Advisory Council and a board member of SW TAFE.

 Our Executive Team

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Pictured left to right: Kate Barlow - Acting Chief Executive Officer and Director Strategy and Planning, Tony Ficca - Company Secretary and Director of Finance and Corporate Services, and Rowena Clift - Director Service and System Integration.