Albury Wodonga Health is governed by a Board appointed by the Governor-in-Council upon the recommendation of the Minister for Health, Victoria.

The Board meets monthly to monitor the strategic and operational outcomes aimed at achieving accountable and efficient provision of health services to the local community. 

Board Members are appointed to oversee the management of Albury Wodonga Health as a public health service under the Health Services Act 1988. The Board of Albury Wodonga Health is accountable to the Minister for Health, Victoria for conduct, performance and culture of the organisation. The Board is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, probity, diligence and excellence.   

Meet the members of the Albury Wodonga Health Board

Jonathan assumed the role of Chairperson of the Albury Wodonga Health Board on 1 July 2023, bringing extensive leadership, experience and a strong commitment to healthcare excellence. As Chairperson, Jonathan is dedicated to leading the Board in setting and overseeing the strategic direction of Albury Wodonga Health and driving positive change in the region's healthcare landscape.

Jonathan currently holds several non-executive board director positions in the local region, including at North East Water, and until recently, sat on the Board of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. He sat on the Board of Northeast Health Wangaratta from 2013 to 2022, and served as the Chair of the Board at Northeast Health Wangaratta from 2018 to 2022. Through his strategic vision and collaborative approach, he has achieved significant improvements in healthcare delivery and quality.

Jonathan is known for his inclusive leadership style, valuing teamwork, effective communication, and stakeholder engagement. He believes in creating a supportive team environment, empowering individuals to excel in their roles and contribute to an organisation's success.

Jonathan holds tertiary qualifications in law and politics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He currently practices as a commercial lawyer with a particular focus on the real estate and property industry.   

Outside of his professional pursuits, Jonathan is a dedicated community advocate, supporting various health initiatives and community organisations. 

Ann Maree is a highly respected health leader who has led significant healthcare and workforce reforms, quality and safety reviews, and state-wide improvement initiatives. She has extensive experience in professional leadership, tertiary health service provision, corporate and clinical governance, major capital works and public administration.

Ann Maree held the position of Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and Deputy CEO at Safer Care Victoria, the peak Sate body for quality and safety improvement in health care, for six years until July 2022. She was a founding member of Safer Care Victoria and was the acting CEO during 2020- 2021. 

Prior to commencing with Safer Care Victoria Ann Maree spent 12 years as the Executive Director of Ambulatory and Nursing Services at Austin Health a role that combined operational and professional leadership.

During this time, she grew engagement and recognition of nursing across the organisation and implemented key workforce reforms to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Ann Maree holds post-graduate qualifications, is a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Enterprise (University of Melbourne). She is a Board member and Deputy Chair Sexual Health Victoria where she chairs the Quality and Risk Board Sub-Committee.

In 2020 Ann Maree was recognised for her accomplishments in the public sector and pioneering leadership of Victoria's women by the Institute of Public Administration Australia as one of the top 50 Public Sector Women. 

In 2023 Anne Maree was awarded a distinguished alumni award from LaTrobe University in recognition of her contribution to healthcare and the nursing and midwifery professions.

Mr Ross Dallimore brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Albury Wodonga Health Board. With a distinguished career and a strong commitment to healthcare excellence, Ross is dedicated to driving positive change and delivering exceptional healthcare services to the community.

Ross is currently President and Chair of the Board at Cohuna District Hospital, non-Executive Director at Mildura Base Public Hospital and is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors. He possesses a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by healthcare organizations, particularly in regional settings.

Ross has over thirty-five years of senior executive experience in industrial markets, growing construction and building product manufacturing businesses in Australia and New Zealand. He has served as a director on the industry boards of the Forest Products Association (FPA), Concrete pipe Association of Australia (CPAA) and Concrete Masonry Association of Australia (CMAA) and is the former director of Metromix.

Ross has a track record in driving transformational change in culture and shareholder value through the optimisation of strategic planning and delivery, leading from the front and empowering people and teams with dynamic, resourceful and energetic leadership.

Ross has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration.

Currently serving as the CEO of Mercy Connect, Trent Dean brings a wealth of healthcare delivery expertise and a passion for driving positive change to his role as a non-executive director on the Albury Wodonga Health Board.

Throughout his career, including roles at the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Mater Health Services, Trent has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a deep commitment to improving healthcare outcomes. As CEO of Mercy Connect he has successfully steered the organisation toward achieving its mission of delivering high-quality care and support to individuals in need. His strategic vision and innovative approach have been instrumental in enhancing service delivery and fostering a person-centred culture.

Trent's extensive experience in healthcare administration, coupled with his strong educational background, positions him as a valuable asset to the Albury Wodonga Health Board. He holds a Master of Health Services Management, Bachelor of Law (Honours), Bachelor of Nursing, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Trent is currently completing a Doctor of Public Health at La Trobe University.

Beyond his role at Mercy Connect, Trent has actively engaged in the broader healthcare community. He has served on various advisory boards, contributing his insights and expertise to advance healthcare initiatives. 

As a dedicated and forward-thinking healthcare leader, Trent Dean's appointment to the Albury Wodonga Health Board reinforces the commitment to excellence and patient-centred care. His vast experience, strategic acumen, and passion for enhancing healthcare services will contribute to the ongoing success of Albury Wodonga Health in serving the community's needs.

Ashley Boyd brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Albury Wodonga Health Board. With a strong background in accounting and a dedication to community service, he is poised to make a significant contribution to Albury Wodonga Health and the border community.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Chartered Accountant, demonstrating his proficiency in financial management and strategic planning. With 15 years of experience in public accounting practice, he has developed a deep understanding of financial systems and has honed his skills in navigating complex financial landscapes. Ashley undertook the entrepreneurial leap to establish his own public practice, where he has further refined his expertise.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ashley has dedicated a significant portion of his time to voluntary not-for-profit boards. He served on various boards for a total of eight years, including a notable role as Chair of Border Trust from 2020 to 2022. Furthermore, he served as treasurer for three years at Lifeline Albury Wodonga, demonstrating his commitment to supporting mental health initiatives in the local community.

Currently, Ashley also serves on the Board at Westmont Aged Care Ltd since November 2022, where he contributes his financial acumen to enhance the organization's operations.

Motivated by a strong desire to make a difference, Ashley joined the Albury Wodonga Health Board to be a part of a critically important suite of community services and to address the local community's needs. With his extensive experience and unwavering dedication, he will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare delivery and ensuring the well-being of the community.

Angela has extensive executive level leadership experience within state government and the not-for-profit sector. She has also worked in a range of clinical, research, management, policy, consulting and governance roles.

 Angela was appointed a Director of AWH in July 2019 and is also currently a Non-Executive Director on the North East Water Board. She has previously held Board positions in the community health and higher education sectors and is currently a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Appeals Committee.

Angela has a strong record of achievement in facilitating change, leading teams, and building sustainable partnerships and brings an enduring passion and commitment to improving outcomes for regional communities.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Diploma of Business Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Angela is Chair of AWH Board’s for Primary Care and Population on Health Committee and the People, Safety and Governance Committee and is a member of the Executive Remuneration Committee.

Dr Rowan O’Hagan FAICD is the Chairperson of the Board Finance, Audit, Infrastructure & Risk Subcommittee and Deputy Chairperson of the Board Patient Safety, Quality & Service Review Subcommittee.

Rowan is actively engaged in local rural women’s and sustainability movements.  She is a founding member of the Australian Women in Agriculture, the Wangaratta Sustainability Network and the North East Regional Sustainability Alliance.

Rowan has qualifications in agricultural science, regional economics and accounting and is the Research Development and Governance Officer at Northeast Health Wangaratta and Deputy Chair of Indigo Power Ltd

 Dr James (Jim) Mackie is the Chairperson of the Board Patient Safety, Quality & Service Review Subcommittee and is currently the Medical Director of Patient Safety at the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) in NSW. 

Jim has 30 years’ experience as a renal physician, clinician and clinician/manager. 

He brings a passion for patient safety and quality improvement and has led teams who develop and maintain electronic platforms to provide analysis for patient journey improvements.

Previously Jim was the Medical Executive Director for SESLHD (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) where he led many service developments and data systems roll outs to support improved safety intelligence.