Executive Team

Elizabeth Deveny

Elizabeth Deveny

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.

Cam Battaglia

Cam Battaglia

Chief Operating Officer

Cam Battaglia joined SEMPHN as Chief Operating Officer in July 2016 and is responsible for System Outcomes, Service Innovation 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.

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

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.

Kiera Mansfield

Kiera Mansfield

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 is also responsible for the SECADA Consortium and the Partners in Recovery program.

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.

Tony James

Tony James

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.

Brian O'Sullivan

Brian O'Sullivan

General Manager Strategic Relations

Brian joined SEMPHN as General Manager Strategic Relations in August 2018 and is responsible for stakeholder engagement, communication, events, media relations and issues management. With over 25 years’ experience in the corporate communications arena, Brian has held senior leadership roles at City West Water, Yarra Trams and Australia Post, in addition to work in the local government and not-for profit sector. Brian is the former Chair of BreastWest, a not-for profit committee which supported breast cancer survivors in the Western Health catchment (2007-2014), in addition to mentoring young achievers at Western Chances, a western suburbs scholarships organisation for young people who have the capability, but not the funding, to achieve in their field of expertise (2009 – present).

Richard Langley

Richard Langley

General Manager Corporate Services

Richard Langley joined SEMPHN as General Manager Corporate Services in September 2017 and is responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management, Facilities Management and General Administration. Richard has extensive finance, shared services management and consultancy experience across a wide range of industries. He has held senior roles with Toll, EY, Australia Post and ANZ, as well as serving as a Victorian Divisional Councillor for the Australian Society of CPAs. He is a CPA with a Postgraduate qualification in Change Management and Consulting.

Back to top

Font Size A+ A= A-

Funding Opportunities

Tenders, Quotes & Expression of Interest Portal

If you’re interested in applying for funding opportunities, register your interest on SEMPHN's eProcure page. Once you register, you’ll receive information as it’s released.


Events and Education See all


Infection Prevention & Control for General Practice staff

External events
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
9:00 - 17:00
Frankston/Mornington Peninsula

See event

Subscribe to latest updates from SEMPHN