Our Board

The composition of HPV's Board is critical to ensuring regional and metropolitan health services are equally represented.

HPV’s Board is appointed by the Governor in Council and reports to the Minister for Health.

The HPV Board currently comprises three health service CEOs, two health service executives and five independent members.


Mr Felix Pintado

Board Chair, Chair of Board Process Committee


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Appointed as an HPV Board member in 2001 and Deputy Chair from 2001-2007, Felix Pintado has chaired HPV’s Board since July 2007. He is the Chief Executive of Royal Freemasons Ltd, one of Victoria’s long-standing and most respected aged care and senior living providers. Felix previously held executive positions in specialist and general hospitals in Victoria and New Zealand.

Felix holds a Master of Health Administration, a Bachelor of Theology and a Diploma of Education. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Felix is also a Board Director of LASA-Victoria and the Masonic Care Alliance. In 2014, Felix was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Philippines in Victoria.

Mr Chris Barrett

Board Member

B. Lab St., FAICD

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Chris Barrett was appointed to HPV’s Board in July 2017. Chris is an experienced company director with board experience on superannuation funds and a range of public sector boards in Queensland. This includes extensive director experience on audit and risk, insurance claims, investment committees and TAFE regulatory authorities.

Chris has senior level experience in finance sector product management including product development and procurement frameworks. Corporate and public affairs have been a key focus in recent roles. Chris’s experience also includes a long career in industrial relations.

Ms Anna Burgess

Board Member

B.A (Hons) BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Health Services Management, Grad Dip Economics & Health Policy, FACHSM.
Anna Burgess was appointed to the HPV Board in July 2014. Anna is currently Director Clinical Networks and Cancer & Specialty Programs in the Health Service Performance and Programs Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Anna has over 25 years' experience in the health system, including executive roles at a number of public health services and 10 years' experience as a board director of three community health services.

Ms Teresa Fels

Board Member

B.Comm (Hons)/LLB, M.Comm (Hons), MA (Hons)

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Teresa Fels was appointed to the HPV Board in July 2015. Teresa is Executive Director of the Economic Division of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Teresa's career at the Department of Treasury and Finance spans the Budget Division, with responsibility for Department of Health and Human Services portfolios and earlier work in the Economic Policy Division on revenue and inter-governmental matters. Prior to this, Teresa worked in the UK as a consultant on economic and industry matters in the field of competition policy. Teresa commenced her career as a lawyer at national law firm Freehills. 

Teresa holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree from Kings College London, and economics and law degrees from the University of Melbourne. 

Mr Dale Fraser

Board Member


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Dale Fraser was appointed to the HPV Board in July 2015. Dale is Chief Executive Officer of Ballarat Health Services and responsible to the Board of Directors for the efficient and effective management of Ballarat Health Services. His prime responsibilities include the development and implementation of operational and strategic planning, maximising service efficiency, quality improvement and minimising risk. 

Dale has worked within the regional Victorian healthcare sector for more than 20 years. He commenced his health career at Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital, then advanced through management roles including more recently as CEO of Goulburn Valley Health. During this time, Dale has held senior executive roles primarily in finance, and also has extensive experience in managing clinical care services. 

Dale holds an Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Executive Link program.

Dr Robyn Mason

Board Member, Chair of Procurement Committee


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Appointed to the HPV Board in August 2011, Dr Robyn Mason has an extensive background in health service management and has held senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors, including roles as Secretary-General of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and CEO of AMA Victoria. Robyn is also a director of the Melbourne Primary Care Network and a former Chair of the Victorian Doctors' Health Program.

Robyn has a degree in Medicine, a Master of Business Administration and Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Mr Mark Perica

Board Member, Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee


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Appointed to the HPV Board in July 2016, Mark has practised as a lawyer specialising in labour law for 30 years. Mark has practised in Western Australia and Victoria, has appeared in most Australian jurisdictions, and in international forums creating and enforcing international labour rights. 

Over his career Mark has held directorships in industry super funds and community organisations and has advised on matters of corporate governance, risk management, and compliance.

Mr Paul Slape

Board Member

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Appointed to the HPV Board in September 2015, Paul Slape has a strong industrial relations background and has served on the Board of the Royal Women's Hospital.
Prior, Paul was Chairman of the Victoria Grants Commission. Currently, he consults to local government authorities on the investigation and mediation of complex human resources and industrial relations issues.

Mr Geoff Swier

Board Member

MCom (Econ)

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Geoff Swier was appointed to HPV's Board in July 2014. Geoff is an experienced economic consultant and company director, and has extensive experience in the electricity, gas, water and transport industries. He also has experience in health sector reform.

Currently Geoff is a Director of Farrier Swier Consulting, a Director of Trustpower (NZ) Ltd, and a member of the National Electricity Market Dispute Resolution Panel.

Previously Geoff was Policy Director of the National Interim Provider Board established by the New Zealand Government in 1992 to oversee reform of the New Zealand public hospital system. Other previous roles include member of the Australian Energy Regulator, director of VENCorp, and as economic adviser to the New Zealand Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (1990) and the New Zealand Minster of Finance (1984-87).

Mr Terry Welch

Board Member


Terry Welch 

Terry Welch was appointed to the HPV Board in May 2017. Terry is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years' health service experience, including extensive emergency nursing experience.

Terry commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the Maryborough District Health Service in January 2015. His previous roles include being Chief Executive Officer of Yarrawonga Health from 2010-2015, which was named Rural Health Service of the Year in 2014.

Terry holds a Master of Business Administration, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).