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Ms Therese Tierney

Therese is currently the Chair of Gippsland Primary Health Network, Chair of East Gippsland Water Corporation, and the Deputy Chair of VicWater.Therese is also the Chair of the Gippsland Regional Partnership Committee and a Member of the Victorian Regional Development Advisory Committee.Therese has more than forty-five years’ experience in the health sector in CEO and senior management roles since 1994 in both metro Melbourne and regional Victoria and in both the private and public sector. Therese is a consultant and is currently an appointed ministerial delegate supporting boards to improve governance and create effective, safe and positive organisations.

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.

Mr Ian Whitehead

Ian is an experienced director and chief executive officer with expertise in business strategy, change management, finance and marketing. He has worked in financial services, health and life insurance, property, retail and technology sectors in executive and non-executive Director roles. Ian is a director of Maryvale Private Hospital and was a Director and Chair of the Australian Regional Health Group (resigned in April 2023).Ian was also appointed to the position of Councillor, Victorian Division for AICD in April 2023. He joined Latrobe in November 2018 as the CEO.

Adjunct Associate Professor Kelly Rogerson

Kelly is a Registered Nurse and 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.

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 Andrea Buckland

Andrea is an experienced senior executive with over 12 years’ experience in Private Health Insurance, and 20 years in other industries including technology, manufacturing, and professional services. Andrea has a depth of expertise in financial strategy and management, investment strategy and management, information technology, and management of critical business transactions, with a strong background in governance, risk management and compliance.Previously Chief Financial Officer of Latrobe Health Services from 2011 to December 2021, Andrea has been the Company Secretary since 2014 and is also Company Secretary for Latrobe Private Health Services. Andrea is an Independent Member, Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, Gippsland Primary Health Network (2022) and an Independent Member, Audit and Risk Committee, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2022).