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 Health Research Ltd. The Board meets every 2 months.
Members of the Board 2018
Director: Dr Leanne Beagley, Chief Executive Officer, Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Director and Chair: Professor Brendan Crotty, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Director: Mr Dale Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Ballarat Health Services
Director: Mr Geoff Iles, Chief Executive Officer, Colac Area Health
Director: Dr Sarah Leach, General Manager, Health Services, GMBHA
Director: Professor Ruth Salom, Chief Executive Officer, Barwon Health
Director: Mr Anthony Schinck, Regional Director Grampians, Regional Development Victoria
Members Advisory Council
The Members Advisory Council provides advice and support to the Board of Directors. Meetings are held three to four times a year.
A/Prof Rosemary Aldrich, Chief Medical Officer, Ballarat Health Services
Mr Rohan Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Western District Health Service
Mr Craig Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, South West Healthcare
Professor Fergal Grace, School of Health and Life Sciences, Federation University Australia
Mr Stephen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Geelong Hospital
Mr Mario Santilli, Director, Development and Improvement, East Grampians Health Service
Professor Nik Zeps, Regional Director Research, Epworth Healthcare
Company Secretary/Public Officer
Dr Renée Otmar, Principal Consultant, Renee Otmar Consultancy