Louise MarkusMrs Louise Markus BSocWk

Chair
Non-executive Director

Term: 14 December 2019 – 13 December 2022

Mrs Markus was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and 2007 for the seat of Greenway and in 2010 for the seat of Macquarie.

During her time in the Parliament of Australia, she held the positions of shadow parliamentary secretary for immigration and citizenship and shadow minister for veterans’ affairs. Mrs Markus left the House of Representatives on 2 July 2016.

During her career as a social worker, she worked at the Department of Social Security, Wesley Mission, as a Technical and Further Education teacher and led Multidisciplinary teams in the Health sector. Since 2016 Mrs Markus has stepped into Health Coaching, empowering people to choose a lifestyle for optimal Health, while continuing to serve in her local community in numerous volunteer roles.

Dr Erin Lalor  BSc (Hons) (Speech and Hearing), GAICD, PhD, GCCM

Board Position: Deputy Chair, Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2018 – 2 December 2021

Dr Lalor was appointed CEO of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation in November 2017. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the health sector, working in clinical, academic and executive roles, and was previously the CEO of the National Stroke Foundation and a director of the World Stroke Organization.

Dr Lalor is the Chair of the AIHW’s Chronic Conditions Advisory Group. She is a former Director of VincentCare Victoria, and a member of the Victorian Liquor Control Advisory Council and the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol. She has been twice recognised as a Victorian finalist in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year awards and was identified in the Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence in 2013.

Dr Lalor was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2019 for her services to health through the not-for-profit sector and to people with stroke.

Barry SandisonMr Barry Sandison  BBusMgt, FANZSG

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Executive Director

Board position: Ex-officio appointment

Term: 5 May 2016 – 4 May 2021

Mr Sandison has extensive public sector experience, with previous roles in both policy and service delivery and has maintained a particular interest in the use of data and evidence in government. Most recently, he was the deputy secretary, health and information, in the Australian Government Department of Human Services where he was responsible for the administration and delivery of a range of programs in the health, government and business areas. Before that, Mr Sandison was a deputy chief executive at Centrelink and held senior executive roles in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Mr Sandison is a board member of L’Arche Genesaret, an Australian Capital Territory community organisation for people with intellectual disabilities.

Dr Zoran Bolevich  DM, MBA, FRACMA

Present position: Chief Executive of eHealth NSW

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 March 2020 – 2 March 2023

Dr Bolevich is the Chief Executive of eHealth New South Wales and the Chief Information Officer for NSW Health. eHealth NSW is a specialised agency within NSW Health, responsible for planning, implementing and supporting a digitally enabled, integrated and patient-centric health information environment. During his 25-year career in health, he has worked in a range of senior health management and ICT leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining eHealth NSW, Dr Bolevich worked at the NSW Ministry of Health as executive director for health system information and performance reporting, and as acting deputy secretary for system purchasing and performance.

Ms Christine Castley  LLB, BA, MA, MPA

Present position: Deputy Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 March 2020 – 2 March 2023

Ms Castley has served in multiple senior leadership roles across the Queensland Government, with significant experience in strategic policy, governance and service delivery. She is Deputy Director-General in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Previously, she was deputy director-general, housing, homelessness and sport in the Department of Housing and Public Works.

In 2014 and 2015, she led the Secretariat to the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, working with the Chair of the Taskforce, the Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, government, opposition and independent members of Parliament, as well as community sector representatives. She has also worked in a variety of agencies including Natural Resources and Mines, State Development and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.

Ms Marilyn Chilvers  BEc (Hons), MAppStat, GradDipTertEd

Present position: Executive Director, Customer Delivery and Transformation Division, Department of Customer Service, NSW Government

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 March 2020 – 2 March 2023

Ms Chilvers is an Executive Director (SEB2) in NSW government, working in the Customer, Delivery and Transformation Division of the Department of Customer Service. The focus of her current role is to drive data integration and analysis initiatives to improve outcomes for citizens, particularly those who are most vulnerable and at-risk. Marilyn led the design, development and implementation of the NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework to enable data sharing, modelling and measurement of outcomes and benefits for NSW citizens, and the whole-of-government NSW Linked Data Framework initiative to guide decision makers in their approaches to designing and executing human service data linkage projects in NSW. Marilyn is currently shaping and co-leading complex integrated data initiatives, including the National Disability Data Asset and the NSW Stronger Communities Data Partnership.

Ms Christine Gee

Present position: CEO Toowong Private Hospital

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2018 – 2 December 2023

Ms Gee is the CEO of the Toowong Private Hospital. She is a member of the Toowong Private Hospital Board, Treasurer of the Private Hospitals Association of Queensland and Chair of its Psychiatric Sub-committee. She is a past national president and current board member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association, a member of its Private Psychiatric Hospitals Data Reporting and Analysis Management Committee and Chair of its Policy and Advocacy Taskforce and Psychiatric Committee.

Ms Gee is a member of the Board of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. She is a member of the Queensland Medical Board and Chair of the Medical Board of Australia’s Sexual Boundaries Notifications Committee.

Mr Romlie Mokak  BSocSc, PGDipSpEd

Present position: Commissioner, Productivity Commission

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2018 – 2 December 2023

Mr Mokak is a Djugun man and a member of the Yawuru people.

Mr Mokak is currently a full-time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission.

He has led key national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations as CEO of the Lowitja Institute and the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association.

Prior to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector, he worked for the Australian Government.  He had policy and program responsibility in areas such as substance use, male health and eye health, within the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. At the state level, he was the first Aboriginal policy officer appointed to the NSW Ageing and Disability Department.

Mr Mokak was a past chair of the National Health Leadership Forum, the Canada – Australia Indigenous Health and Wellness Working Group and the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress CEO’s Forum.

Dr Christine Pascott  MBBS, FRACGP, GAICD

Present position: Director, University Medical Centre, The University of Western Australia

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2018 – 2 December 2023

Dr Pascott is a general practitioner with a focus on holistic physical and mental health care including continuity of care between tertiary and primary healthcare settings. She was Medical Director of the Medical Centre at the University of Western Australia where she led a team of general practitioners, registered and mental health nurses, visiting specialists and health promotion officers. She is currently studying Infectious Diseases Intelligence and was Infection Control Officer for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UWA.

Dr Pascott is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a board member of Medical Defence Association National Board. She is a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency. 

Mr Michael Perusco  BBus (Acc)

Present position: CEO, Berry Street, Victoria

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 20 November 2012 – 2 December 2023

Mr Perusco commenced as CEO of Berry Street in February 2018. Berry Street was established in 1877 and is one of Australia’s largest child and family organisations.

Prior to that he was CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society (New South Wales) and Sacred Heart Mission. He has worked at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet leading the social inclusion agenda, not-for-profit reform agenda and other social policy areas. He has also worked in the commercial sector at KPMG and Arthur Andersen.

Mr Perusco is a member of the Victorian Government’s Roadmap Implementation for Reform Ministerial Advisory Group, the Aboriginal Children's Forum and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

He was a finalist in the 2010 Victorian Australian of the Year awards.

Ms Cathryn Ryan  RN, BEd, GDipHlthAdmin, GDipENT (UK), GCertCritCare(Emerg), GAICD

Present position: Group General Manager – Health Funding, Strategy & Performance

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2018 – 2 December 2023

Ms Ryan has worked for over 35 years in the public and private health sectors in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has held a wide range of operational and senior managerial roles, focusing on care outcomes, efficiency, productivity and funding.

More recently, Cathy held the national role as General Manager - Health Funding, Strategy and Performance at Australia's largest not-for-profit private/ public hospital operator, St John of God Health Care, where she headed up an integrated team responsible for funding, health information, audit and related analytics for just over ten years. Ms Ryan is currently the Group Director for Health Funding and Patient Services with the prestigious and iconic Cabrini Health who provide acute, sub-acute and aged care services in Victoria. Ms Ryan also has over 10 years’ experience as a non-executive director of a not-for- profit organisation for children with special needs. She is a member of Catholic Health Australia's Senior Executive Forum and a current member of the Prostheses Listing Advisory Committee.

Dr Simone Ryan  BMedSci, MBBS, FAFOEM (RACP), MOccEnvHlth, ACCAM, DAME

Present position: CEO - One Life, Live It Specialist Occupational & Environmental Physician

Board position: Non-executive Director

Term: 3 December 2019 – 2 December 2021

Dr Ryan is the founder and CEO of TOTIUM (formerly One Life. Live It.), a multinational corporate healthcare business.

Dr Ryan is a medical specialist and pioneer in her field; well-known for her passion and dedication to ensuring optimum health for every Australian worker. As an Occupational Physician, her core professional objective is to educate corporate Australia in realising (i) the benefits of good health in the workplace and (ii) the health benefits of good work; and, ultimately, how both combine to increase corporations’ bottom line. 

Dr Ryan has a patent-pending, digital medial product which offers an end-to-end solution within the primary healthcare space. This is currently being utilised throughout corporate Australia – with offshore trials commencing shortly in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA. She expects that the data which will be forthcoming – and the utilisation of the same - will guide substantial improvements in healthcare efficiencies and, ultimately, improve health outcomes. 

Dr Ryan is a former Non-Executive and Risk Director at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She currently provides consultant services to various multinational corporations, including Australian Securities Exchange companies, within the Insurance and Occupational Health and Safety arenas. 

She is also a current and enthusiastic member of Women on Boards who spends time mentoring younger females who are starting out in their career.