The Melbourne Health Executive Management Team consists of the Chief Executive and Executive Directors.
The nine Executive Directors each hold an executive portfolio. The Executive Management Team meets twice a month to consider operational decisions, review performance and steer the strategic direction of Melbourne Health.
Christine Kilpatrick commenced as Chief Executive , Melbourne Health in May 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive, The Royal Children’s Hospital from 2008 – 2017, Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health and Executive Director Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health. Prior to these appointments she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy.
Christine has held several external appointments including Chair Victorian Quality Council in Healthcare and Member of the Women’s and Children’s Health Board. She was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003 and in 2014 was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Mrs Campbell was appointed in October 2006. She manages a suite of corporate and operational divisions including capital management works and facilities management, and as CIO, Melbourne Health’s Information Management strategy, technology and library services. Mrs Campbell's responsibility also covers legal services, contract management and corporate secretariat duties. This corporate responsibility also extends to supporting her research colleagues and external health services and providers to commercialise research opportunities and ensure effective management of Melbourne Health’s extensive shared and retail service offerings.
Mrs Campbell is an Art / Law graduate from the University of Melbourne with extensive commercial and public sector experience gained in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has been a senior executive in multiple industries including health, law, informatics, communications, manufacturing and services.
Previous roles include Senior Consultant / Advisor, New South Wales Health and Accenture; Director Performance London and subsequently National Director Planning and Performance Review, UK Department of Health; Executive Director roles with Capital and Coast District Health Board in Wellington and the New Zealand Health Funding Authority. She has managed an extensive telecommunication group associated with Optus and practiced law across a number of roles and Melbourne based law firms, including that of partner.
Bridgid Connors is an accomplished human resources executive who has spent the majority of her career in the public sector. Prior to joining Melbourne Health, Bridgid was Deputy Secretary People and Stakeholders at the Department of Justice and Regulation.
Prior to relocating to Melbourne in 2011, Bridgid held various senior executive positions in the South Australian public sector including with WorkCover and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Bridgid brings considerable expertise and experience in leading large human resource teams in complex environments with a focus on driving performance improvements and building resilient and thriving organisational cultures. She has a strong track record in driving large-scale organisational change that includes driving cultural change in operating environments through alignment of staff to workplace values.
Bridgid holds a Bachelor of Computing and Executive Masters of Public Administration and is an alumnus of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.
A/Prof Heinjus trained as a general nurse at Albury Base Hospital and as a midwife at Preston and Northcote Community Hospital in Melbourne. She has a Graduate Certificate in Law and Management and a Masters (Honours) in Health Science Management. Before her current role, she was Executive Director, Nursing & Midwifery at Southern Health. Previous nurse leadership roles in NSW include Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Service; and Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Illawarra Health Service. Assoc Prof Heinjus has a strong background in workforce planning, clinical governance, organisational change and disaster management.
Adam Horsburgh was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in May 2017.
Adam comes to Melbourne Health with extensive experience in operational health service management within Australia and the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Prior to joining Melbourne Health, Adam was the Director of Performance and System Design at the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Adam was responsible for the monitoring and management of performance across Victoria's 85 health services, including Ambulance Victoria.
Before Adam commenced with the department, he spent eight years at Monash Health, managing the operations of the Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Moorabbin Hospital, Ambulatory and Community-based Services and a number of the medical programs across Monash Health. In addition, Adam held the Executive Portfolio of Strategy and Planning; and was the Executive Director for Jessie McPherson Private Hospital.
A graduate of the UK's NHS Management Training Scheme, Adam also held a variety of operational management roles in the NHS and worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers Public Sector Consulting practice in the UK. During this time he undertook financial and operational improvement projects across NHS Trusts and Social Services departments.
George Kapitelli became the Melbourne Health Executive Director – Finance and Logistics in June 2014. This appointment followed a distinguished 26 year career with global multinational - General Motors (GM). His most recent GM roles were the Chief Financial Officer of GM Holden in Australia (2012-14) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shanghai General Motors Wuling in China (2009-12). His experience includes establishing and developing start-up national business operations (China JV’s and Thailand) into successful long term ventures as well as restructuring mature operations (Pan-European & Australia) into leaner entities better established for long term sustainable success.
George possesses proven commercial acumen with the ability to assimilate large amounts of information from varying sources, understand key business drivers and implement strategic direction to drive positive business performance ensuring long term sustainable success. He has successfully led Finance teams across a wide variety of cultures and different phases of maturity displaying high levels of adaptability and agility.
Graduating from Latrobe University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Major), he is also a CPA, a MBA (Deakin University), a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on a number of Boards.
Dr Kelly is a registered medical practitioner and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She brings significant experience at Medical Director level in multiple academic, tertiary health services. Previously, Dr Kelly was the Director of Medical Services at Alfred Health and Director of Medical Services at Monash Health.
Dr Kelly received a Bachelor of Science (Hons - Pharmacology) in 1995, initiating an ongoing interest in medication management. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney in 2000. Early in her career she developed a keen interest in quality improvement, innovation and clinical informatics and in 2007 she completed a Masters in Health Administration.
Dr Kelly has a keen interest in medical education and is a reviewer for Medical Education (an international medical education journal). She has a drive to ensure that public health services encourage and promote effective learning in a safe and supportive environment for junior medical staff and has published multiple papers about system improvements for junior medical staff.
A/Prof Ruth Vine previously worked at the Department of Health, and was the Director of Mental Health from 2003 – 2008 and the Chief Psychiatrist for Victoria from 2009 – 2012.
A/Prof Vine has also worked as a consultant psychiatrist in forensic mental health, community health and in an advisory role with the Australian Government. She holds both medical and law degrees, and has contributed to the development of legislation and policy in areas including mental health, disability, and the management of mentally ill offenders.
She is actively involved in psychiatry trainee teaching and in teaching to mental health service staff, particularly in the areas of leadership, mental health legislation, risk assessment and forensic psychiatry.
Prof Winship was appointed as the Executive Director Research for Melbourne Health and the Inaugural Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at the University of Melbourne, in November 2006.
She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1981 then completed postgraduate training in genetics and dermatology before combining an academic position at the University of Cape Town with a clinical position at the Groote Schuur Hospital from 1989-1994.In 1994, she moved to New Zealand to take an academic position at the University of Auckland where she later became Professor of Clinical Genetics within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. She was Clinical Director of the Northern Regional Genetic Service, a comprehensive genetic service based in Auckland that she initiated in 1995. In her last five years in Auckland she was Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Prof Winship is currently a member of the Victorian Cancer Agency, the Board of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and the Peter Doherty Institute Council. She is on the steering committee of the Melbourne Genomic Health Alliance, Scientific Advisor to the Human Variome Project and a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics. She has recently completed terms as a member of the Health System Information, Knowledge and Innovation Management Advisory Committee for the Victorian Department of Health, and the NHMRC Human Genetic Advisory Committee.