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 2017
Director: Ms Kate Barlow, Director Strategy and Planning/Deputy CEO, Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Director and Interim 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 Penny Paliadelis, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia
Director: Professor Ruth Salom, Chief Executive Officer, Barwon Health
Dr Renée Otmar (ex-officio): Executive Officer, Western Alliance
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.
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 Craig Fraser, Acting Chief Executive Officer, South West Healthcare
Mr Mark Knights, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Wimmera Health Care Group
Mr Stephen Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Geelong Hospital
Professor Nik Zeps, Regional Director Research, Epworth Healthcare
Company Secretary/Public Officer
Dr Renée Otmar, Executive Officer, Western Alliance