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Ms Shannon Wight

Shannon is a highly skilled and accomplished health executive who has experience delivering complex care in line with clinical performance standards within large, complex organisations and 24/7 environments.In a career spanning more than 25 years, Shannon is a Registered Nurse & Critical Care ICU RN and has a Masters in Business Administration. Her substantive role is Executive Director of Clinical Operations Eastern health which follows many years of public health clinical and management experience in a variety of roles within acute healthcare settings at both Alfred and Monash Health.

Mr Peter Kingwill

Peter has worked in Engineering and Information Technology fields with expertise in Project Management, Technology Change Management and business process review.  Peter is a past Board director of West Gippsland Healthcare Group where he participated in the Audit and Finance, Project Control and Clinical Governance committees.

Ms Therese Tierney

Therese has had more than 40 years’ experience in the health sector in CEO and senior management roles since 1994. She has been a CEO in metro Melbourne and regional Victoria and in both the private and public health sectors. Her most recent role was Chief Executive Officer of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. In that role she was appointed to both the Health Innovation Reform Council and the Victorian Expert Panel on Aboriginal Health. Her board roles include the Continence Foundation of Australia, East Gippsland Water Corporation and the East Gippsland Marketing Board.While Therese has primarily worked in the health sector, she has also had significant involvement in local government as both a Councillor and General Manager and also worked as a consultant providing strategic and innovative solutions to challenges with business, change management, health planning and design, people and systems thinking.

Mr Ian Whitehead

Ian is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with expertise in business strategy, change management, finance and marketing. Ian has worked in financial services, health and life insurance, property, retail and distribution and technology sectors. Ian is the Chief Executive Officer of Latrobe Health Services since November 2018 and deputy chair of the Australian Regional Health Group.

Mr Ormond Pearson

Ormond has three decades of experience working in the health sector, as a CEO of public hospitals and in community health. Ormond is a Board Director of Latrobe Health Services since 2013 and is the current Board Chair since 2014.

Adjunct Associate Professor Kelly Rogerson

Kelly is a Registered Nurse commenced her career in Central Gippsland and has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of intensive care, surgical (acute, emergency and elective) community and medical nursing, workforce planning, quality systems and health care improvement, accreditation, falls and pressure injuries, clinical practice and nursing managementKelly’s work experience has included Nurse Unit Manager roles within Surgical Acute/Elective /Colorectal and mixed surgical wards. She has further experience as an Intensive Care Nurse and Registered Nurse within metropolitan and regional settings. She has provided nursing expert evidence and review since 2012.She is currently the CEO at Palliative Care South East and previous Director of Nursing at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor Clinical Practice at Monash University.