Governance

Health Purchasing Victoria’s Board plays an essential role in ensuring HPV achieves our vision to advance safe, affordable and sustainable healthcare.

The Board supports HPV’s role to purposefully lead procurement improvement in the public hospital sector and actively assure the probity of public hospital procurement practices.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that HPV aligns our plans, resources and performance monitoring to our functions, including by:

  • Maintaining an effective governance framework, such as managing HPV’s sub-committees
  • Supporting HPV’s strategic direction
  • Providing financial oversight
  • Managing conflicts of interest

The Governor-in-Council, on the advice of the Minister for Health, appoints HPV’s Board, which reflects a mix of skills and experience and includes strong representation of regional and metropolitan health service executives.

 

Mr Lance Wallace

Board Chair and Chair of Board Executive Committee

 Dip Business, CPA and PSM

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Lance Wallace was appointed Chair of the HPV Board in July 2019.

Lance is a CPA and has held a number of senior positions in the Victorian Government including as Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Secretary Corporate Services, and Deputy Secretary Health Service Performance and Programs, managing Victoria’s public hospital systems. 

In 2011, Lance was awarded a Public Service Medal for his contribution to public service in Victoria. 

Lance has also chaired the Department of Health and Human Services’ accredited purchasing unit, is a former member of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board, and was most recently on the Board of Eastern Health as the Minister's delegate. 


Mr Chris Barrett

Board Member

B. Lab St., FAICD

CHRIS BARRETT

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 Margaret Beattie

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

BA, LLB

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Margaret Beattie was appointed to HPV's Board in November 2018. Margaret is an experienced board and committee member and chair with in-depth commercial, governance and legal experience across high-profile ASX-listed and private entities, global services corporations and not-for-profit enterprises.

Margaret brings proven experience as a senior executive and consultant with major companies including Tabcorp, BHP, Telstra, carsales.com.au and Hewlett-Packard, and has held company secretary roles in several ASX-listed entities. Margaret is an experienced panel reviewer for selected Victorian and NSW Government high-risk/high-value IT and infrastructure projects and a senior associate with the independent technology sourcing specialists Hamilton Shaw Consulting. 

Margaret currently also services as a non-executive Director of the Spinal Research Institute (an affiliate of Melbourne's Austin Hospital) and Circus Oz, one of Australia's best-loved major performing arts organisations.  


Ms Jane Hider

Board Member

BA, LLM, MAICD

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Jane has over 20 years' experience in construction and projects, government advisory and procurement. Jane advises on government capital works projects, renewable energy and commercial development. She also advises on procurement, supply chains and tendering and has assisted organisations with investigations into tender processes and project delivery.   

Jane lectures at Melbourne University’s construction law (undergraduate and masters) program on the topic of negotiating construction contracts. She has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia, Doyles’ Guide, Legal 500, Who’s Who Australia and Euromoney Expert Guides in the areas of construction and energy. 

Jane also sits on the Board of Corrs Chambers Westgarth.


Dr Robyn Mason

Board Member and Chair of Procurement Committee

MBBS, MBA, FRACMA, FAICD

ROBYN MASON

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 Sessional Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, a former Chair of the Victorian Doctors' Health Program and a former Director of the Melbourne Primary Care Network.

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. 


Ms Kate O'Sullivan

Board Member

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Kate O'Sullivan was appointed to the HPV Board in July 2018. Kate is currently Director Infrastructure Delivery in the Commercial Division of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Kate has 20 years' experience in public policy and procurement at both Commonwealth and State Government levels, having held a variety of key roles in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Administration. Kate brings to the HPV Board significant experience overseeing tender processes and ensuring compliance with procurement policies, together with a strong understanding of the commercial principles underpinning contract risk allocation and performance monitoring.


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 was National Secretary of the Australian Services Union for 15 years. During that time he was a member of the ACTU Executive and a member of Geneva-based Public Services International representing the Oceania region.

Paul has served on the Board of the Royal Women's Hospital and was Chairman of the Victoria Grants Commission. Prior to that he was a Board member and then President of the Local Authorities Superannuation Board (now Vision Super). 


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 Trustpower and Tilt Renewables.

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 as member of the Australian Energy Regulator, Director of VENCorp and Economic Adviser to the New Zealand Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (1990) and the New Zealand Minster of Finance (1984-87).


Professor Andrew Way AM

Board Member

RN, BSc (Hons), MBA, FAICD, FCHSM

Professor Andrew Way

Professor Andrew Way was appointed to the Health Purchasing Victoria Board in February 2020. Andrew is currently Alfred Health’s Chief Executive and the Health Service CEO nominee to the HPV Board.

Andrew’s focus at Alfred Health is on improving access, ensuring high quality, safe services with low mortality within a strong financial framework and research supportive environment. Alfred Health is now seen as a leader in these areas.

Andrew led the development of Victoria’s first Academic Health Science Centre - Monash Partners, now an accredited NHMRC Advanced Health and Research Translation Centre. He was appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University in 2015.

In the 2019 Australia Day Honours, Andrew was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to clinical research in an administrative capacity.


Mr Terry Welch

Board Member

BAppSc, MBA, GAICD 

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 CEO of the Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in January 2015. MDHS was named a finalist in the 2019 Premier's Medium Health Service of the Year, and Terry was runner-up in the Hospital CEO of the Year category in the prestigious Australian Healthcare Week  Excellence Awards in 2018. 

Terry's previous roles include CEO of Yarrawonga Health from 2010-2015, which was named Rural Health Service of the Year in 2014.

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