Sue Renkin (Chair)
Sue is an experienced non-executive director who has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the role of Boards and executive leadership. She has a keen interest in corporate governance, strategic planning, fiscal management and risk management.
Sue has worked extensively with senior academics across a number of Go8 Universities and has broad experience in the private acute health, psychiatric care and aged care sector, bio tech industry, academia, emergency services and listed businesses. Sue has been involved in mentoring and coaching senior executives and driving subcommittee work to support the governance of organisations and has held several roles as Chair for a range of organisations.
Sue is a motivational speaker on leadership, networking, maximising potential and growing businesses.
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, and infrastructure.
Alison is a bayside resident who understands frontline primary care, having been a pharmacist earlier in her career. Alison then served in a number of roles at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia over 15 years, most recently as Executive Director, Policy, Advocacy and Innovation, and she has a PhD in change management. Alison’s current role is as CEO of Airlines for Australia & New Zealand.
As well as receiving appointments to various Ministerial Advisory Committees, Alison has served on the Board of the Parenting Research Centre, the Raising Children Network and was formerly on the Board of Bayside Medicare Local.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tony is a Psychotherapist who trained for six years in London and has a Masters in Psychotherapy. He is a clinical member of PACFA and also the chair of the Victorian PACFA Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) leadership group.
He worked as a family psychotherapist in London and currently specialises in longer term work (6 months and more), working with trauma, abuse, early life events, relationship difficulties and addictions. He was the Clinical Manager -Bentleigh Bayside Community Health and former a Director in the Department of Justice where he was responsible for redesigning an $18m state-wide service system. He was also an executive manager at Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Better Place Australia.
Sue is an experienced executive and non-executive director with a track record in strategy development, governance and assurance, risk management and performance growth across sectors with differing and changing regulatory requirements.
Sue has held positions at Board and at executive level as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer across a wide range of service sectors (Insurance, Financial Services, Marketing, Franchising Disability and Health). She has a demonstrated ability to adapt and learn quickly in new environments drawing on relevant skills, business models, ideas and experiences to benefit organisations.
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