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: Dr Leanne Beagley, Chief Executive Officer, 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

Mr Craig Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, South West Healthcare

Ms Catherine Morley,  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

A/Prof Rosemary Aldrich, Chief Medical Officer, Ballarat Health Services

Professor Fergal Grace, Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia

Company Secretary/Public Officer

Dr Renée Otmar, Executive Officer, Western Alliance