Western Alliance Governance

Our leadership model is evolving as Western Alliance grows and becomes more integrated into our region. Since incorporation in late 2016, governance of Western Alliance is overseen by the Board of Directors, with support from the Members Advisory Council, the Scientific Advisory and Leadership Team (SALT) and staff in business operations and support.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic direction and governance of Western Alliance. The Board meets every 2 months – the next meeting is scheduled for 4 May 2017.

Members of the Board 2017

Director and Interim Chair: Professor Belinda Moyes, Chief Executive Officer, Barwon Health

Director: Ms Kate Barlow, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Western Victoria Primary Health Network

Director: Professor Brendan Crotty, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Director: Mr Geoff Iles, Chief Executive Officer, Colac Area Health

Professor David M. Ashley, Executive Director, Western Alliance (ex-officio)

Company Secretary: Dr Renée Otmar, Business and Communications Manager, Western Alliance (ex-officio)

Members Advisory Council

The role of the Advisory Council is yet to be articulated, but it is hoped that members of the former Governing Council will continue to provide advice and support to the Board of Directors. Meetings are likely to be held biannually, with the first meeting scheduled to be held in Geelong on 9 May 2017.

Mr Damian Armour, Executive Director, Epworth Freemasons, for Epworth Healthcare

Mr Nick Bush, Chief Executive Officer, East Grampians Health Service (proxy, Mr Mario Santilli)

Mr Rohan Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Western District Health Service (proxy, Dr Nicolaas van Zyl)

Mr Dale Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Ballarat Health Services

Mr John Krygger, Chief Executive Officer, South West Healthcare

Professor Penelope Paliadelis, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia

Mr Stephen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Geelong Hospital


Dr Renée Otmar, Business and Communications Manager, Western Alliance