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 Dementia Australia (President), National Health and Medical Research Council (Member), NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (Chair), NHMRC Health Innovation Advisory Committee (Chair),  Data Governance Australia (Chair), Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (Chair) Lorica Health, a CMCRC company (Chair) and Professorial Fellow in the Monash Business School and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University.

Prof. Samuel previously chaired The Alfred Hospital Foundation (1993–5), the Inner and Eastern Healthcare Group (1995–2000), 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 senior executive with experience in influencing evidence-informed policy and practice; in areas spanning primary health care, population health, parenting and the wellbeing of children.  

Trained as a pharmacist, Alison is a local bayside resident and holds a PhD in change management. Alison’s current role is as CEO of Airlines for Australia & New Zealand. Prior to that, she served in a number of roles at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia over 15 years, most recently as Executive Director, Policy, Advocacy and Innovation. 

As well as receiving appointments to various Ministerial Advisory Committees over the past decade, Dr Roberts has served on the Board of the Parenting Research Centre, the Raising Children Network and was formerly on the Board of Bayside Medicare Local.

Alison is passionate about leading effective knowledge translation and implementation to improve 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.

He has also held position Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport.

Most recently he was interim CEO for Aged and Community Services Australia (NSW, Qld and ACT divisions).

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 The Nguyen is a General Practitioner in Private General Practice and in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. 

Hung has Board Directorship at Therapeutic Guidelines Limited and Health Education Australia Limited.  He is the inaugural Censor for the RACGP National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty; Councillor on the AMA Victoria Council and the Victorian Clinical Council where he is also on the Executive Committee. 

Through his appointments, he is concerned with positive patient journeys through the health system and patient engagement in the quality improvement process in health care.



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 HealthDirect Australia where she is a member of the Clinical Governance Advisory Group (CGAG). She is also the Chair of The National Quality Management Committee for BreastScreen Australia. 

Dr Thompson continues to advocate for improved access to multidisciplinary team-based care and a more integrated approach to primary care for a range of chronic illnesses building on her involvement in the early discussions on enhanced roles for general practice nurses.

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 35 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.

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