The Board

Melbourne Primary Care Network's Board of Directors is our governing body committed to working towards our company vision of ensuring that the health care needs of our communities are met, and every resident has a person-centred medical home.


Chairperson

Dr Ines Rio

MBBS (Hons), MPH, GDip Ven, DCOG, FRACGP, FAICD

Dr Rio is a local GP, senior clinician and head of the General Practice Liaison Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital and Medical Advisor for the City of Melbourne.

Dr Rio has held Board and committee positions for over 12 years in federal, state and local governments and in both the not for profit sector and profit sectors. She has extensive experience in the health care sector as a clinician in a range of diverse settings and roles, an educator, a service developer and manager, and a public health advisor.
Dr Rio currently holds appointments as a member of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Human Research Ethics Committee, Emergency Clinical Leadership Network and Ministerial Advisory Council for the Statewide Services and Infrastructure Plan. In addition, she is the Chair of the GP section of the Victorian AMA.


Chairperson
Dr Ines Rio

Deputy Chairperson

Ms Nancy Hogan

MBA, Grad Dip Rehab Studies, BA (Political Science) Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa FACHSM MAICD

Ms. Hogan is currently the Chair of Peninsula Health and a member of the MSC Sisters Financial Advisory Board.

Nancy retired in 2016 as Deputy Chair of VHA after 5 years. Her considerable Board experience includes Chair of Aged and Community Care Australia (ACSA), Chair of Victorian Aged and Healthcare Association (VAHEC now LASA), Chair Melbourne GP Network (MGPN) and Chair of Catholic Healthcare Victoria.

Nancy has also had board positions with Hazelwood Power Corporation, Superpartners, HESTA, Industry Funds Management (IFM), Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (INWMML), Catholic Healthcare Australia (Deputy Chair), Private Hospitals Association Victoria (PHAV), Church and Charitables Hospitals Association and Mayfield Education Centre.

She has been a past President and Victorian Branch Councillor and Federal Councillor ACHSM. In 2015/16 she was a member of the Victorian Police Mental Health Review team.

Current Appointments / Memberships

  • Peninsula Health – Chair of the Board and Non-Executive Director.
  • Galante Business Solutions – Executive Director, Health and Aged Care Services.
  • MSC Sisters – Finance Advisory Board Member


Deputy Chairperson
Ms Nancy Hogan

Director

Mr Phillip Bain

MBus, DipEd, BA

Mr Bain has extensive leadership experience in local government, community health and primary health care in Victoria.

Mr Bain is currently Chief Executive of Plenty Valley Community Health Service, and a current Director of North Link Industry Association. Until August of 2013 Mr Bain was a Commissioner of the Victorian multi-cultural Commission and provided advice to the State Minister on migrant and refugee issues in rural Victoria.

Current Appointments / Memberships

  • University of Melbourne – Senior Fellow, School of Rural Health.
  • Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Ltd – Non-Executive Director.


Director
Mr Phillip Bain

Director

Mr Robert Gerrand

BA, FAMI, FAICD

Mr Gerrand is Principal of the marketing and communications consultancy Gerrand & Associates, is Chair of Healthy Parks Healthy People Global Ltd and is a Director of the Dax Centre. He also chairs an Australian Institute of Company Directors Nexus
group, a peer-to-peer professional development forum for company directors.

His extensive governance experience includes Chair of Parks Victoria and directorships of Alfred Health, the Financial Planning Association of Australia (on each of which he served on the Audit and Risk Management Committee, including as Chair at the FPA), the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne City Marketing, Melbourne Convention and Marketing Bureau and the Koorie Heritage Trust.

He is a former General Manager, Group Public Affairs at ANZ, and is a former director of the marketing and communications consultancy Turnbull Fox Phillips. He is a published author, including Rewrite Your Life! and Rewrite Your Relationships!, co-written with Eve Ash (Penguin), which show how to entrench new behaviours.

Current Appointments / Memberships

  • Gerrand & Associates – Principal.
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People Global – Chairperson.
  • The Dax Centre – Non-Executive Director.


Director
Mr Robert Gerrand

Director

Dr Catherine Hutton

MPH, DRCOG, MBBS, FRACGP, GAICD, FAMA

Dr Hutton has worked as a local General Practitioner for over 30 years, predominantly in the north-west of Melbourne with a wide range of experience including general family medicine, chronic disease management, preventative health, and care of marginalised people.

Dr Hutton was a director of North West Melbourne Division of General Practice from 2002 to 2008, the AMA Victoria for three years and has been on the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Board for the past five years, where she has been Chair of the Community Advisory Committee and the Quality Committee.

Dr Hutton is currently a non-executive Director on the board of the Royal Women’s Hospital as well as chair of their Primary Care and Population Health Committee.


Director
Dr Catherine Hutton

Director

Dr Robyn Mason

MAdmin, MBBS, FRACMA, FAICD, FAMA

Dr Mason holds a medical degree and postgraduate qualifications in corporate governance and business management.

Her career has included leadership positions in healthcare policy development (including 14 years as Chief Executive Officer / Secretary General of the Victorian and Federal Australian Medical Associations) and healthcare delivery organisations.

Since 2009 Dr Mason has worked as a healthcare consultant and currently also holds a positionon the Board of Health Purchasing Victoria and is the Senior Medical Advisor to Skilled Medical Pty Ltd. Her previous board experience includes Southern Health and the Victorian Doctors Health Program (Chair 2009 – 2011).

Current Appointments / Memberships

  • Health Purchasing Victoria – Non-Executive Director.


Director
Dr Robyn Mason

Director

Mr Paul Montgomery

LLB, BA, MAICD

Mr Montgomery has been involved in a number of organisations where his role has been to develop strategic growth.

He first did this at Freehills, Melbourne as managing partner taking that law firm to number one in the Melbourne market. Mr Montgomery had been a partner of Freehills for 28 years and developed a particular leadership style where individuals are encouraged to excel, and organisations attain exceptional business results.

Current Appointments / Memberships

  • Royal District Nursing Service Limited – Chairman and Non-Executive Director.
  • Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria – President; Chair of Carer and Consumer Committee.
  • Deakin University Geelong – Member, Clinical Leadership Advisory Board (Medical School).
  • Medisecure – Chairman.
  • Now Hiring Pty Ltd – Chairman.


Director
Mr Paul Montgomery

Executive Team


Chief Executive Officer

Adj/Assoc Prof Christopher Carter

MBL,GDipHlthProm, GMQ, BSW, FAIM, GIA(Cert), MAICD

Chris is a broadly skilled leader in health and primary healthcare with extensive experience in managing complexity, driving transformational change and delivering organisational outcomes.

His experience encompasses strategic planning of services, service and system redesign, organisational development, redesigning and implementing new models of care or service delivery and building organisational capacity through collaboration and partnerships with a variety of organisations. Chris’ career has included work as an allied heath practitioner, an educator and policy maker, an international development and evaluation consultant, and as an advocate for young people and marginalised populations in a variety of roles.

Chris’ qualifications include a Master of Business Leadership, Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Bachelor of Social Work, and an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management.


Chief Executive Officer
Adj/Assoc Prof Christopher Carter

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ms Julie Borninkhof

MAPS(Clin), BA(Hons), BA

Julie has worked nationally in the primary care area for the past 11 years as both a manager of General Practice Divisional programs and as a clinician in private practice.

She is passionate about delivering quality health services to the community in both a management and a therapeutic capacity, and has researched and is published in the area of health worker wellbeing. Her clinical interests include working with complex clients, clinical governance and access and equity for at risk clients.


Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms Julie Borninkhof

Executive Director, Health Systems Integration

Ms Janelle Devereux

BA(Hons), GCertPubPol, DipMan

Janelle has been a leader in developing policy and driving health system improvements in Australia, and internationally, for more than 10 years. This includes implementing the award winning acute stroke service redesign project in London, and building HealthPathways Melbourne to be a trusted and widely used source of best practice advice for GPs across Melbourne.

Janelle is passionate about improving access to high quality, person centred and integrated care for the population of North Western Melbourne, and in particular achieving this through strong whole of system partnerships. She believes that supporting and improving clinical leadership and engagement with health system consumers are both crucial to achieving these goals.


Executive Director, Health Systems Integration
Ms Janelle Devereux