2017 Director Nomination

At the 2017 Western Victoria PHN Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 26 October 2017, there will be two Elected Director vacancies on our Board, each for a three year term.

The two retiring Directors are General Medical Practitioners, therefore as the Constitution mandates a minimum of two General Medical Practitioners to be on the Board, for the 2017 Director Nominations eligible members are required to be:

1) A Member of the Company before 30 June 2017

2) A General Medical Practitioner.

Mandated by the following clauses in the Constitution:

  • 10.2.3 Elected Directors must be Members prior to 30 June in the year they nominate for election as an Elected Director and must continue to be a Member while they hold office as an Elected Director.
  • 10.2.4 A minimum of two of the four Elected Directors must be General Medical Practitioners.

Information about Western Victoria PHN, including current Directors, is available below.

If there is more than two nominations for the vacant positions, an election will be held at the 2017 AGM, with information of all the eligible nominees being distributed to all Members with the Notice of Meeting, at least 21 days prior to the AGM.

If you are interested in the Director role and meet the general eligibility to be a Director under the Corporation Act, please complete the Director Nomination Pack on the Western Victoria PHN website and return by 5pm Monday 18 September 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the Director vacancy, please contact:

Ms Lynne McLennan – Board Chair: hlynnemclennan@gmail.com

Relevant documents

Director Nomination Pack
Position Description

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

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. 

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

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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Mr Jim Elvey - Deputy Chair

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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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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Ms Marie Aitken - Director

An experienced psychologist and health board director, Marie worked as a psychologist in rural private practice in Horsham and Warracknabeal for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge concerning the mental health issues faced by rural people. She is a life governor and past president of Rural Northwest Health and is currently the vice president of Wimmera Health Care Group. Marie is a Graduate of the AICD and committed to maintaining and improving organizational wellbeing.

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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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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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Leanne Beagley: Chief Executive Officer, Kate Barlow: Deputy CEO and Director Strategy and Planning, 
Tony Ficca: Company Secretary and Director of Finance and Corporate Services, and Rowena Clift: Director Service and System Integration.