Our Board

Graeme Samuel (Chair)

Graeme Samuel (Chair)

Professor Graeme Samuel AC is the inaugural Chair of South Eastern Melbourne PHN.

Prof. Samuel is a distinguished Australian, most notable for leading the National Competition Council and then the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission between 1997 and 2011.

His current roles include Alzheimer’s Australia (President), the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (Chair), NHMRC Health Innovation Advisory Committee (Chair), Aged Care Financing Authority (Member),  the Australian Rugby League Commission (Commissioner) and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the Monash Business School and co-Director of the Monash Business Policy Forum at Monash University.

Prof. Samuel previously chaired The Alfred Hospital Foundation (1993–5), the Inner and Eastern Healthcare Group (1995–2000), and was a Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute (1996–7). He is a past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a past Chairman of Playbox Theatre Company and Opera Australia, a former AFL Commissioner and a former Trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust.

In 2010, Prof. Samuel was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations.

Alison Roberts

Alison Roberts

Dr Alison Roberts is a pharmacist, a local bayside resident and holds a PhD in change management.

Dr Roberts has served in a number of roles at Pharmaceutical Society of Australia over a decade, currently as Executive Director, Policy, Advocacy and Innovation. She is also on the Board of the Parenting Research Centre, the Raising Children Network and was formerly on the Board of Bayside Medicare Local.

Alison has also received Ministerial appointments to the Professional Programs and Services Advisory Committee and the Programs Reference Group providing advice around the Fourth and Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreements respectively.

Dr Roberts is passionate about the best use of available evidence and effective implementation to improve health outcomes.

Craig Bosworth

Craig Bosworth

Craig Bosworth is a senior executive whose experience covers a range of sectors across Primary Care, Mental Health, Compensable and Private Health Insurance, Aged Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

He graduated as a Physiotherapist, becoming a Director of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre before working for a number of organisations including TAC and Worksafe, Medibank Private, Healthways Australia and Healthdirect Australia.

Until recently he was the Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport. Craig holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and has studied at Wharton (Finance), Stanford (Strategy) and Monash (Health Economics) Universities.

He is a past Director of Comcare, Multicultural Arts Victoria and the NSW Ministerial Advisory Board for Preventative Health.

Danielle Mazza

Danielle Mazza

Professor Danielle Mazza is the Head of the Department of General Practice at Monash University. Widely published in academic journals, she is the author of the GP textbook 'Women's health in general practice'.

Throughout her career Danielle has made significant contributions as a researcher and educator to advance general practice and primary health care in Australia in the fields of preventative care, women’s sexual and reproductive health and the early detection of cancer.

She is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practice's National Expert Committee on Quality Care, has led or been a member of several evidence-based guideline development groups and provides expert advice on implementation as a member of a large number of professional, government and policy groups.

A practicing GP in Brighton, Danielle also has expertise in the use of routinely collected general practice data to inform population health and policy and practice.

Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen

Dr Hung Nguyen is a general practitioner practicing in Glen Waverley and at the Bunurong Health Service in Dandenong, and a GP educator.

Dr Nguyen is a Director of Health Education Australia Limited and Censor on the Board of RACGP’s National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

He has ongoing interests in multicultural health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and e-learning technologies.

Dr Nguyen has formerly been a Director at South East Melbourne Medicare Local, NT Workforce Agency, NT Postgraduate Medical Council and Top End Division of General Practice.

Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Dr Julie Thompson is a general practitioner practicing in Warragul.

Dr Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience as a director on health-related boards at local, regional, state and national level, including community health, hospital, aged care and divisions of general practice. She has broad experience in health service reform, including mental health, chronic disease management and primary care, including three years as Chair of Australian Divisions of General Practice.

Dr Thompson is currently a Director of the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria and of HealthDirect Australia where she is a member of the Clinical Governance Advisory Group (CGAG) and the Project Review and Work Health and Safety Advisory Committee (PROWAC).  She is also the Chair of The National Quality Management Committee for BreastScreen Australia and a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Dr Thompson has advocated for access to multidisciplinary team-based care and was involved in the early discussions on enhanced roles for general practice nurses, and in developing a more integrated approach to primary care for a range of chronic illnesses.

Michael Cross

Michael Cross

Dr Michael Cross has worked as a general practitioner at Mornington for three decades.

Dr Cross chaired both the former Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Medicare Local and its predecessor, the Peninsula GP Network, and served on the Board of Governance for The Bays Hospital in Mornington.

He has a long-standing commitment to the improvement of general practice and primary care in general. His three decades as a Mornington GP gives him a clear understanding of the primary health needs of the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region. Dr Cross has a particular interest in social justice and the social determinants of health.

Michael Nolan

Michael Nolan

Dr Michael Nolan’s 30 years of providing comprehensive team care to patients in the Cheltenham area and involvement on the boards of health organisations has brought him to the view that Australia’s health system should be focused on primary care.

Dr Nolan has been a general practitioner and a practice owner and has more than 20 years’ experience serving on the boards of health organisations at local, State and national level.

Dr Nolan’s experience of several iterations of locally-focused health organisations gives him a deep and nuanced understanding of the state of primary health in the region and the potential paths to enhanced primary care performance.

He brings high level governance skills and strengths in change management, team building and primary health care funding strategies to his role at SEMPHN.

Pradeep Philip

Pradeep Philip

Dr Pradeep Philip is founder of the boutique advisory house, Ergo Consilium, advising CEOs and executives as they navigate uncertainty.

He is a highly qualified and experienced executive operating at the highest levels in politics and business.

In 2015 Pradeep was the founding CEO of LaunchVic – a company he established for the Victorian Government to invest in the infrastructure required to support entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups.

Prior to LaunchVic, Pradeep held three of the Victorian Government’s most senior public servant positions.  Most recently he served as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with an annual budget of $20 billion and 13,000 staff (2015), Secretary Department of Health (2012) and Deputy Secretary Policy and Cabinet for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (2010).

Prior to that, Pradeep worked with the Commonwealth Treasury and as Director of Policy - Office of the Prime Minister.

He also variously lectured and tutored at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Australian National University.

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