VHA and ACHG 2018 Governance Conference

  • 19 Apr 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Hall - NAB - 700 Bourke St Melbourne
Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) and Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance (ACHG) 2018 Governance Conference - 'Leading the Change'

The governance of health services has been under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Targeting Zero report, with growing emphasis on Boards to ensure effective governance for clinical care.

This forum is to assist VHA Members and the health sector with governance responsibilities. 

The ACHG is an initiative of the VHA to support Australia’s health and community sector to improve their clinical and organisational governance.

All voting members are entitled to a complimentary registration as part of their 2017/18 Membership, which can be utilised by selecting the ‘Member Benefit registration’ type. 


Registration: tea and coffee on arrival



Tom Symondson – CEO, VHA


KEYNOTE: Leadership for evidence-based change

Dr Marie Bismark – A/Professor at the Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne

Sponsored by Governance Evaluator


Improved governance through empowerment and collaboration

Sue Race – CEO, The Kilmore & District Hospital


Morning tea


Succession Planning & Governance Considerations & Reflections

Brendan Schutt -  Board Chair, Northeast Health Wangaratta


Professional, accountable boards

Jaimee Maher – Acting Assistant Director, Governance, DHHS


Compliance made simple: 10 steps to best practice

Oliver Roydhouse – CEO, iPRO




Panel session: Chairing in the new governance landscape

Jennifer Williams – Board Chair, Northern Health

Kerry Thompson Deputy Chair, cohealth

Don Paproth – Board Chair, Bass Coast Health

Facilitated by Joanne Moorfoot – Executive Director, ACHG


Improving Care – turning the world blue

Professor Euan Wallace AM – CEO, Safer Care Victoria



Tom Symondson - CEO, VHA


Forum concludes


For a map of 700 Bourke St click here. Please note that it is located between Southern Cross Station and Etihad Stadium.

The Hall is located up the escalators when you first walk into 'The Village', to your left.


Arriving by car

Etihad Stadium Car Park is the closest, but there are many options in the Docklands area. Click here to pre-book and save prior to arriving for Etihad Stadium.

Arriving by train

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to NAB @ The Village. It is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge. NAB is the building on the right hand side after the footbridge.

Arriving by tram

City trams stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street – all are short walk to NAB 700 Bourke Street.

Tram routes include: 11,48, 86, 96

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