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Board of Directors

 

Ms Diana Heggie (Chair)

MAICD, MCSP, Grad Dip Human Services Research

Appointed 1 July 2017

Ms  Heggie has extensive executive and non-executive experience. She is currently the Director of the National Heart Foundation, Director of Toorak College, Director of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation, and a Foundation board member of the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Her previous executive roles included CEO of the Heart Foundation (Vic) , CEO of Scope, a major provider of services to people with disabilities, and CEO of the EW Tipping Foundation. She originally qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987 from Trinity College Dublin, but quickly moved into people management roles in the not-for-profit sector.

Ms Heggie believes strongly in the development of staff and volunteers, and that  leadership is about empowering others to do great things. She is also a passionate walker, a green skier, and loves to spend time with her family.

Professor Mark Frydenberg

Appointed 1 July 2021

Professor Mark Frydenberg was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1990, and then completed a formal clinical urological oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.

Upon return to Australia he was appointed as a urologist at Monash Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and in 1997 was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, and also became the Chairman of the Department of Urology, Monash Health, a position he held until 2017. He currently holds Professorial positions within the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, and the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, at Monash University.

Professor Frydenberg has been involved in many leadership roles within Australia, and is a past president and current board member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).  He is a member of the Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is the Chair of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. He also holds the position of the Academic Chair of Urology, Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Health.

Ms Allison Smith

B.Acc, GAICD, CA (Australia and Scotland)

Appointed 26 April 2016

Named as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Retail in Australia by Inside Retailing, Ms Smith is a results oriented executive. She has held senior retail, merchandise, marketing, supply chain and finance roles in some of Australia’s most influential organisations. Ms Smith specialises in growth and value creation agendas and has delivered significant value to the organisations in which she has operated.

Ms Allison Smith

Dr Alison Dwyer 

MBBS, MBA, FRACMA, FCHSM, GAICD 

Appointed 1 July 2017

Dr Dwyer is the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Research at Eastern Health. Dr Dwyer has also held senior roles at Northern Health, Austin Health, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Department of Health and Human Services. 

 Dr Alison Dwyer

Ms Kirsten Mander  

LLM, FAICD, FGIA, FRMIA

Appointed 22 August 2017

Ms Mander is an experienced non-executive director, currently serving as chair of Legalsuper and the International Women’s Development Agency, and as a non executive director of Swinburne University. Specialising in strategy, business development, governance and international business, she has held senior executive and management roles at Australian Unity, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, TRUenergy, Smorgon Steel Group and Western Mining Corporation.

 
 

Ms Karen Corry  

B.Com, ACA, GAICD

Appointed 22 August 2017

Ms Corry is an experienced board director and business leader with a background in digital technology, consulting and finance.  Previously a partner at KPMG Consulting, she is a qualified chartered accountant and has worked globally, including KPMG London. She established a consulting company, Delta Management Consulting, specialising in the health and government sectors.  Ms Corry is a non-executive director at Holmesglen Institute, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and Chair of the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO).  She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2020 was privileged to participate in the AICD Chair’s Mentoring Program.  Her experience leverages strategy and growth with a strong balance between innovation, governance, finance and risk.

 

Mr Hamish Park

B.Com, BA, ALM, GAICD

Appointed 1 July 2020

Mr Park is a management consultant with extensive experience in corporate governance, probity, public policy, crisis management and professional development. He has strong public sector experience, advising the Victorian Government in ministerial portfolios including Mental Health, Aged Care, and Community Services.

Mr Park is a Director of Melbourne Leadership Group and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s School of Government. He has also worked with some of Australia’s foremost private institutions, including consulting roles with Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank and Telstra.

 

Ms Rita Cincotta

BBusA, Master of Industrial and Employee Relations, GAICD, Phd Candidate

Appointed 1 July 2018

Ms Cincotta is an experienced human resources practitioner, with industry experience in health, technology, financial services and higher education.

She is a Director and Principal Consultant at Human Dimensions, which specialises in employee experience, organizational culture and enhancing team performance. 

Prior to embarking on a portfolio career, Ms Cincotta was the Vice-President People and Culture at Swinburn University of Technology, where she was a member of the Swinburn Executive Group, Chair of the Science and Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Committee and Chair of the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) group.

 

Ms Sylvia Hadjiantoniou

EMBA, B.Comm., GAICD

Appointed 1 July 2019

Ms Hadjiantoniou is a Director who has led high value strategic transformations that have been facilitated by capital and digital infrastructure. She is committed to establishing innovative partnerships with government, the private sector and communities that have enabled equal opportunity to health, education and infrastructure. Ms Hadjiantoniou has developed organisational strategies, delivered education and health precincts, education facilities, public hospitals and health services.  These commercial partnerships have resulted in improved health care and education.