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Board of Directors

Ormond Pearson

Board Chair, BHSC (MGT), FAICD, FIML, FIPA

Ormond has three decades of experience working in the health sector, as a CEO of public hospitals and in community health. He has been a Latrobe director since 2013 and is the current chair (since 2014). He is also a director of Maryvale Private Hospital, which is owned and operated by Latrobe.

Geoffrey Hocking

GRAD DIP BUS ADMIN (EXEC OPS), GRAD CERT BUS (MGT), MIWA, MAICD

Geoffrey’s career in the public sector includes 18 years in senior management roles in the water industry and with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. He has been a director at Latrobe since 2013 and is also a former member of the Gippsland Ports Board, the Victorian Environmental Water Holder Commission and the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board.

Nathan Voll

BCOM, GRAD CERT BUS MGT, MBA, FCPA, FAICD

Nathan has expertise in executive management, consulting, risk and finance. With more than 20 years in the public and private sector, his experience includes corporate services manager with the Department of Justice and Regulation in Gippsland and as a regional finance manager with the Department of Education and Training. He has been a director at Latrobe since 2011 and is also a director and Deputy Chair of Latrobe Community Health Services. Nathan’s involvement in the health sector includes being an independent member of the Gippsland Primary Health Network.

Kelly Humphreys

MMGT, GAICD, FAIM, DIP FIN SER

Kelly has extensive senior executive experience in the financial sector, including General Manager roles with the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Liberty Financial and Aon. A director since 2017, she is also a member of the College Council and Academic Board, ISN Psychology Pty Ltd, a commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority and a director of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service.

Craig Dunstan

BCOM, LLB, MBA, GRAD DIP APPLIED FINANCE and INVESTMENT, FFINSIA, MAICD

Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the finance industry, including roles as a general manager with Australian Unity and Managing Director of ASX-listed investment manager MacArthurCook Ltd. He has been a director at Latrobe since 2016. He also serves as chair of Futurity Investment Group, as a non-executive director of Federated Investors Australia Services Limited and as the Managing Director of corporate trustee business, Vasco Trustees Limited.

Leadership Team

Ian Whitehead, Chief Executive Officer

BBUS (MARKETING/ECONOMICS), POST GRAD, MASTERS, GAICD

Ian is an experienced chief executive officer with expertise in business strategy, change management, finance and marketing. He has worked in financial services, health and life insurance, property, retail and distribution and technology sectors. Ian is a director of Maryvale Private Hospital and deputy chair of the Australian Regional Health Group. He joined Latrobe in November 2018.

Kylie Debono, Chief Risk Officer

BSCI (BIOLOGICAL) HONS (MICROBIOLOGY)

Kylie is an experienced executive manager with expertise in leading, influencing and driving strategic planning activities, design and monitoring of governance, risk, organisational development and OH&S management frameworks. Kylie was appointed to the role of Chief Risk Officer in 2015.

Andrea Buckland, Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

BBUS (INFORMATION SYSTEMS), MACC, CPA, FGIA, MAICD

Andrea is experienced in financial management, reporting, analysis and planning, process change and management of critical business transitions. Andrea has applied her expertise in industries including technology, manufacturing and professional services. Andrea was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2011 and Company Secretary in 2014.

Hannah Vincent, Head of Product and Innovation

BBUS (ACCOUNTING/BANKING & FINANCE), CPA

Hannah is an experienced leader with expertise in financial management, strategic planning, data analytics and reporting. Hannah has developed her expertise working across both public and private sector. Hannah was appointed to the role of Head of Product and Innovation in 2020.

Kate Simmons, Head of Marketing and Business Development

BA (MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS), ATCL, DIP GRAPHIC DESIGN

Kate is an experienced communications and marketing professional who has built brands and customer engagement across health, media, retail, technology and construction industries. Kate joined Latrobe in April 2019.

Kamran Channa, Chief Information Officer

MASTERS (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY), BSC (COMPUTER SCIENCES)

Kam is an experienced technologist with experience in business and technology leadership, technology development, strategic and operational team development, business applications and information systems implementation, vendor liaison, contract negotiation and relationship management. Kam was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer in March 2019.

Seona Conway, Head of People and Culture

BECONOMICS & COMMERCE, GRAD DIP SECONDARY EDUCATION, GRAD DIP HUMAN RESOURCES

Seona has more than 25 years in leadership development, organisational culture, change and human resources and has worked both as a consultant and as an executive leader. Seona partners with leaders at all levels and is focused on supporting individual and organisational development, growth and transformation.

Joanne Nixon, Head of Operational Delivery

Exec. MBA (Dist.)

Joanne is an experienced executive manager with a passion for leading customer-focused business transformations. With expertise in business operations, service delivery, service design, change management and customer acquisition, Joanne has worked across multiple industries including financial services, technology and professional services. Joanne was appointed to the role of Head of Operational Delivery in 2019.