The Melbourne Health Board comprises up to nine independent non-Executive Directors.
Directors are elected for a term of up to three years, and may be re-elected to serve for up to nine years. The Board is accountable to the Minister for Health and they have well defined responsibilities. More information about the role of Board Directors in public health services can be found on the Department of Health website.
Linda is a corporate advisor and non-executive director of a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. She is Chairman of Japara Healthcare and a Director of Fairfax Media, Medibank Private, Ingham's Enterprises and the Oliva Newton John Cancer Research Institute, and a Member of the Museum's Board of Victoria.
Previously Linda was Chairman of Healthscope, Chairman of Australia Post, Chairman of Keolis-Downer (trading as Yarra Trams) and a Director of Pacific Brands, Sigma Pharmaceuticals and St George Bank. She has also served on the boards of the Southern healthcare Network (Monash Medical Centre), the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria and the Melbourne Metropolitan Ambulance Service.
Linda is past Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and was a Trustee and Vice President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board (USA). In 2007 she was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australian; in 2014 she was named as Victorian Distinguished Fellow by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2015 was made a Life Fellow.
Linda's executive career was in banking and financial services. Linda has a B.A (economics) from Cornell University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and more than 30 years' experience as senior executive and company director in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Linda was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in May 2018.
Eugene Arocca graduated from Monash University with degrees in Jurisprudence and Law and in 1983 started employment with Maurice Blackburn, where he became a partner in 1990. In 1996 he was appointed lawyer for the Collingwood Football Club where he also acted as a board member from 2002 - 2005.
In late 2005, he retired from both Maurice Blackburn and as a Collingwood board member to take up the role of Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Counsel for the club. During that time, he oversaw the club’s growing interests in external and non-football commercial operations.
In January, 2008 he left Collingwood to accept the position of CEO of the North Melbourne Football Club. He drove a number of historic and important initiatives during his time as CEO, including the return of club ownership to its members, construction of its modern facility and the development of "The Huddle" - an innovative community and education facility operated by the club, which won a Premier’s Award for Excellence in 2012 and the Australian Migration Council’s Award for Sports Leadership in 2013.
Eugene resigned from North Melbourne in mid-2012 and started as CEO of Motorsport Australia in October 2012.
Eugene is an ambassador for the Jodi Lee Foundation and was an Australia Day Ambassador in 2011. He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Eugene has served on a number of not for profit Boards including DOXA and Western Leisure Services Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Wyndham City Council, responsible for the management of three key leisure facilities within the municipality.
Eugene was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in 2016.
Kylie has held the position of Group Executive – People & Culture with Medibank since 2013. She is a registered Psychologist, specialising in organisational psychology and is responsible for leading the key people functions, as well as Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) across Medibank. This includes culture, talent & capability, performance & rewards, shared services, talent acquisition, workplace relations, health, safety & wellbeing, employee experience and community.
Kylie is responsible for leading Medibank’s culture and new ways of working program focused on purpose and inclusion, customer first and health & wellbeing. This includes leading the design and build of a new Melbourne workspace to be delivered in 2024. Kylie began her career in human resource consulting and prior to joining Medibank in 2010, held senior positions with National Australia Bank (NAB).
Kylie is also currently a director of Basketball Victoria and was previously a director with Rugby Victoria.
Kylie Bishop was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in July 2021.
Pippa Connolly’s non-executive director career has a background as a senior executive building engineer, successfully delivering multiple major complex infrastructure projects with director responsibility for up to 100 professionals at a time.
Pippa has bid and delivered projects in highly regulated commercial environments with deep international experience. Having graduated with a Masters degree in Architectural Engineering, much of her experience was gained as Director / Principal of Arup in the UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. She has also served as National Vice President, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and on the Victorian Board of the NAWIC.
Pippa is currently an Associate Professor Practice in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University where she is also a Portfolio Manager in Industry Engagement.
Pippa was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in July 2018.
Peter is a property development and infrastructure delivery expert with over 20 years of experience in implementing and executing complex public and private sector projects. Peter is currently General Manager, Development at Essendon Fields where he is responsible for all development and construction activities across the 300 hectare site.
Prior to this Peter held senior positions at Vicinity Centres (2018–2022) and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (2009–2018). Peter also benefits from international experience having worked in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Planning and Design (2000) and a Bachelor of Property and Construction (2002) both from the University of Melbourne.
Peter was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in July 2019.
Professor Jane Gunn is a medical practitioner, PhD graduate, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She holds the inaugural Chair of Primary Care research at the University of Melbourne and is recognised for her leadership in traversing the research-practice gap.
Her research program in primary care mental health has twice been included in the NHMRC Ten of the Best collection, most recently in 2020. She has experience of serving on NHMRC Research Committee and Chairing numerous grant review panels.
Jane brings a decade of Board experience having served on the Boards of Northern Melbourne Medicare Local (2011 – 2015), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2016 – 2019), Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (2015 - ) and Dental Health Services Victoria (2019 – ), WEHI (2021 - ), The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (2021 - ), The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (2021 - ), The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (2021 - ).
In 2020, Jane was instrumental in guiding the University through the COVID-19 pandemic in her role as the Chief Public Health Adviser on the University of Melbourne leadership team for the pandemic response. Jane is committed to good governance, fostering collaborative research, mentoring the next generation and catalysing innovation. In 2018 Jane was appointed Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and in February 2021 she was appointed interim Dean.
Jane was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in 2021.
Sam Lobley is an assurance partner at PwC with extensive experience working with ASX & NASDAQ listed clients, large multinationals and other growing companies across a range of industries, including health, technology, media and consumer goods sectors.
Sam is a client centric, pragmatic and commercially focussed partner with a passion for working alongside clients to manage risk and align activities to strategic objectives. Sam heads PwC’s CFO Advisory practice, and leads a group of partners responsible for delivering finance transformation services and commercial finance solutions to corporate Australia.
This gives Sam insight into the latest innovative solutions to key commercial trends and brings this insight to interactions with all of his clients.
In addition to Sam’s client facing roles, he is currently leading a working group with the G100 to focus on the Future of the Finance Profession. This team is focussed on equipping the CFO community with the insights and practical experiences needed to inspire, grow and develop the future leaders within the finance profession.
Outside his PwC roles, Sam is a member of the Audit Committee at Vision Australia. Tertiary educated in England, Sam moved to Australia in 2004.
Sam was appointed the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in 2021.
Harvey is an Endocrinologist and General Physician with extensive clinical leadership and board experience in the acute health sector. Harvey is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and chair of the board of Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL) which encompasses the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG). Harvey is a board member of Bass Coast Health and was previously a board member of Better Care Victoria.
Harvey is experienced in organisational and unit review at health department, hospital and clinical unit level. Harvey’s main interests are to improve the safety, quality and value proposition of acute care with particular emphasis on internal audit of clinical services, consumer engagement and interdisciplinary teamwork. In 2014 Harvey completed Brent James's “Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement" at the Intermountain Institute of Healthcare Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, USA.
Harvey was Program Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine at Alfred Health from 2009-20 and Director of General Medicine there from 2007-22. Harvey is an Adjunct Clinical Professor with Monash University. In his earlier career, Harvey was Director of Internal Medicine at Eastern Health and was extensively involved in education, developing both the undergraduate medical student program and the physician training program there. He was also chair of the Endocrinology Specialist Advisory Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Harvey has served for many years as a senior member of the National Examining Panel of the RACP.
Harvey was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital board in 2017.
Emma is a principal of Acacia Partners, an Australian corporate advisory firm that serves the needs of companies and their boards and management teams in contemplating and executing financial transactions. Emma has had over ten years’ experience in investment banking and financial services, corporate strategy and investor relations having held positions at Goldman Sachs JBWere, Evans and Partners and Healthscope.
Emma has worked on transactions spanning the entire capital structure, including equity raisings such as IPOs, placements, entitlement offers and debt raisings including US private placements, listed and over-the-counter bonds and hybrids in addition to mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to commencing her career in financial services, Emma completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist.
Emma is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a Non-executive Director of Interplast Australia and New Zealand, an organisation which seeks to enable people in developing countries across the Asia Pacific region to have timely access to high quality surgical, medical and allied health services.
Ms Skinner was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in July 2021.
Greg is a very experienced Victorian public sector manager with nearly 40 years experience in a variety of Victorian public sector organisations.
Greg was a former director and Chief Executive of Worksafe Victoria 2003 - 2012. He has held senior management and financial positions in the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), the Victorian Workcover Authority, Public Transport Authority, State Transit Authority (V/Line) and the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works.
He is currently deputy chair of the Victorian Environment Protection Authority , Chair of Dorsavi Ltd and Chair of the Personal Injury Foundation. He was previously a director and chairman of the Victorian Trauma Foundation, director of the Personal Injury Education Foundation, director of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, chair of the Heads of Workers Compensation Authorities for Australian and New Zealand and the member representing Victoria on SafeWork Australia and its predecessor bodies.
In 2015, he was independent chair of a ministerial inquiry into the use of chemical substances by employees of the former Victorian Department of Crown Lands and Survey.
Greg has a commerce degree from University of Melbourne, is a CPA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Mr Tweedly was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in 2016.