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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 President of the National Heart Foundation (Vic), 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.


Dr Nathan Pinskier


Appointed 15 September 2015

Dr Nathan Pinskier is Melbourne GP with a long-standing involvement in primary health care, e-health, information technology, accreditation and practice management. He is a director and co-owner of a Melbourne based group of general practices Medi7. He is the chair of the RACGP National Standing Committee for eHealth and the Medical Director of the Australian Locum Medical Service.

 Dr Nathan Pinskier

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 Allison Smith is a results oriented executive. Allison has held senior retail, merchandise, marketing, supply chain and finance roles in some of Australia’s most influential organisations. Allison specialises in growth and value creation agendas and has delivered significant value to the organisations in which she has operated.

Ms Allison Smith

Mr Naim Melhem

Executive Certificate Public Policy in Management, Monash University

Appointed 30 June 2016

Mr Naim Melhem is a Senior Manager with Arab Bank Australia. He has held positions of Councillor and Mayor for the City of Greater Dandenong. He was a member of the Board Director for Southern Health from 2001 to 2009 where he served as Chairman of the Community Advisory Committee. He was also a member of Southern Health’s Audit and Finance Committees.

Mr Naim Melhem

Ms Peta Murphy

Appointed 11 October 2016

Ms Peta Murphy is a Melbourne barrister who has significant trial experience as a criminal defence counsel. She specialises in criminal and administrative law, tribunals, coronial inquiries and sports law. Peta is a past President and board member of Squash and Racquetball Victoria.

Peta Murphy

Dr Alison Dwyer 


Appointed 1 July 2017

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