Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Deveny is an experienced and well-respected senior executive with a strong commitment to providing sustainable health outcomes for all Australians, and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive, productive partnerships with key stakeholders and the broader community.
Elizabeth has strong skills in research, risk management and governance from her background in academia, allowing for effective forward planning and high levels of efficiency.
She is an accomplished communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and collaborate with stakeholders and cross-sectoral organisations, including justice enforcement agencies, members of parliament, senior public servants, healthcare organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Before her appointment at SEMPHN, Elizabeth was Chief Executive of Bayside Medicare Local (BML) from its formation in 2012. Her emphasis on mutual respect and accountability of each and every staff member was a key factor in the nationally-recognised success of BML.
Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in vocational health education and a PhD in Medicine (clinical decision making), both from Melbourne University.
Chief Operating Officer
Cam Battaglia joined SEMPHN as Chief Operating Officer in July 2016 and is responsible for System Outcomes, Service Design and Workforce Development. Holding a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), he brings to the role extensive senior management experience in both the commercial and Not For Profit sectors.
Most recently he was CEO of St Vincent de Paul where he was responsible for all strategic, governance and operational matters, including the oversight of program delivery, more than 10,000 members and volunteers and an annual turnover of some $40 million.
From 2007-11, Cam was CEO at ProVision Eyecare, Australia's largest membership group of independent optometrists, with a focus of promoting patient care.
General Manager Workforce Development
Andrew Hanson joined SEMPHN as GM Workforce Development in June 2016 and is responsible for provider support, eHealth, Health Care Homes, and the SECADA, Partners In Recovery (PIR) and Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network consortias. Andrew has extensive operational, management and consultancy experience in a range of healthcare settings. He has held senior leadership roles with Alfred Health, Rural Ambulance Victoria and several private companies. He holds a Bachelor of Business and is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
General Manager System Outcomes
Chris joined SEMPHN in December 2015 as System Redesign Analyst. A qualified actuary, he was previously Director, Performance Measurement and Improvement with the National Health Performance Authority. In this new role Chris will be responsible for data collection and analysis, and ensuring SEMPHN delivers its services through evidence.
General Manager Service Innovation
Kiera joined SEMPHN in November 2016 as General Manager Service Innovation. Kiera plays a key role in ensuring SEMPHN achieves its mission to improve access to key primary health care services across the region, including bringing the commissioning principles of SEMPHN to life through the activities of the Service Innovation team.
Kiera has 25+ years’ experience in leadership roles in sectors such as banking, telecommunications and most recently as National Manager of Stakeholder Engagement and Compliance at headspace National Office.
Melissa Le Mesurier
General Manager Strategic Relations
Melissa Le Mesurier joined SEMPHN as General Manager Strategic Relations in April 2016 and is responsible for stakeholder engagement, communication, events, media relations and issues management. Originally trained as a newspaper journalist, Melissa has 25+ years’ experience in corporate communications, having held senior leader roles at Medibank Private, Kraft Foods and Link Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts and is the former Chair of the Royal Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (1999-2009).
General Manager Corporate Services
Steve Timmerman joined SEMPHN as GM Corporate Services in August 2015 and is responsible for finance, administration and ICT. Steve has 25+ years’ experience in the commercial and NFP sectors in executive leadership roles spanning mining, advertising, commercial real estate, logistics, health, education and community services. Steve is a CPA with a B.Com (Melb) and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from Melbourne Business School. In 2016 he completed the Company Directors course with AICD.
General Manager Human Resources
Tony James joined SEMPHN in July 2015 and is currently General Manager Human Resources and is responsible for Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety. Holding an Advanced Diploma of Business (Human Resources), he brings to the role HR experience in health and higher education sectors. Most recently he held senior HR roles for the Bayside Medicare Local and RMIT University.
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