Western Alliance Governance

Western Alliance operates as a company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). In June 2019, the Western Alliance Board was expanded to include representation from all member organisations, and the Western Alliance Research Translation Committee was established. The Research Translation Committee is made up of health practitioners, researchers and consumers from across the Western Alliance member base, and advises on the development of Western Alliance operational activities as well as providing a feedback loop between the Alliance and its member organisations.

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 2021

Director: Ms Fiona Brew, Chief Executive Officer, Colac Area Health

Director: Ms Rowena Clift, Chief Executive Officer, Western Victoria Primary Health Network

Director and Chair: Prof Brendan Crotty, Barwon Health Board member, Former Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Director: Ms Frances Diver, Chief Executive Officer, Barwon Health

Director: Mr Rohan Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Western District Health Service

Director: Mr Craig Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, SouthWest Health Care

Director: Mr Dale Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Ballarat Health Services

Director: Prof Chris Hutchison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Federation University

Director: Prof Rachel Huxley, Executive Dean Faculty of Health, Deakin University

Director: Prof Warren Payne, Executive Director, Western Alliance

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

Director: Mr Mario Santilli, Director Development and Improvement, East Grampians Health Service


Research Translation Committee

The Research Translation Committee provides advice and support to the Board of Directors. Meetings are held every 2 months.

Members of the Research Translation Committee 2021

Prof Steven Allender, Deakin University

Mr Drew Aras, Western Alliance

Dr Laura Alston, Dietician, Colac Area Health, Deakin University

Ms Jaclyn Bishop, East Grampians Health Service, Western Alliance

Prof Colette Browning, Federation University

Prof Susan Brumby, National Centre for Farmer Health, Western District Health Service

Ms Ashleigh Clarke, Ballarat Health Services

Mrs Marilyn Dolling, Consumer representative

Dr Michael Field, Colac Area Health, Western Alliance

Prof Fergal Grace, Federation University Australia

Dr Louise Greenstock, Western District Health Service, Western Alliance

Prof Alison Hutchison, Deakin University, Monash Health

Dr Olivia King, Barwon Health

Ms Barbara Moll, SouthWest Health Care

Prof Warren Payne, Western Alliance

Prof Anna Peeters, Deakin University, Western Alliance

Mr Mario Santilli,  East Grampians Health Service

A/Prof Anna Wong Shee, Ballarat Health Services – Chair

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Deakin University

Prof Peter Vuillermin, Barwon Health and Deakin University

A/Prof Mark Yates, Ballarat health Services


Company Secretary/Public Officer

Mr Drew Aras


Annual Report

Click link below to view our Annual Report 2019/20

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