Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth Deveny is an experienced and well-respected primary health care leader with a strong commitment to providing sustainable health outcomes for all Australians, and a demonstrated ability to implement health reform and build positive, productive partnerships with key stakeholders and the broader community.
She is an accomplished influencer and communicator with the ability to engage and collaborate with stakeholders, cross-sectoral organisations, clinicians and communities. Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in vocational health education and a PhD in Medicine (clinical decision making), both from Melbourne University.
Amongst her other current appointments, Dr Deveny is Chair and ongoing Board Member of the Australian Digital Health Agency. She also chairs the Southern Metropolitan Partnership which brings community, industry and local government together to provide the Victorian government advice about regional priorities and is a member of the Metropolitan Development Advisory Panel. Before her appointment at SEMPHN, Elizabeth was Chief Executive of Bayside Medicare Local (BML) from its formation in 2012.
Chief Operating Officer
Cam Battaglia joined SEMPHN as Chief Operating Officer in July 2016 and is responsible for System Outcomes, Service Innovation and Workforce Development. Holding a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), he brings to the role extensive senior management experience in both the commercial and Not For Profit sectors.
Most recently he was CEO of St Vincent de Paul where he was responsible for all strategic, governance and operational matters, including the oversight of program delivery, more than 10,000 members and volunteers and an annual turnover of some $40 million.
From 2007-11, Cam was CEO at ProVision Eyecare, Australia's largest membership group of independent optometrists, with a focus of promoting patient care.
Executive General Manager Human Resources
Tony James joined SEMPHN in July 2015 and is currently General Manager Human Resources and is responsible for Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety. Holding an Advanced Diploma of Business (Human Resources), he brings to the role HR experience in health and higher education sectors. Most recently he held senior HR roles for the Bayside Medicare Local and RMIT University.
Executive General Manager Strategic Relations
Brian joined SEMPHN as General Manager Strategic Relations in August 2018 and is responsible for stakeholder engagement, communication, events, media relations and issues management. With over 25 years’ experience in the corporate communications arena, Brian has held senior leadership roles at City West Water, Yarra Trams and Australia Post, in addition to work in the local government and not-for profit sector. Brian is the former Chair of BreastWest, a not-for profit committee which supported breast cancer survivors in the Western Health catchment (2007-2014), in addition to mentoring young achievers at Western Chances, a western suburbs scholarships organisation for young people who have the capability, but not the funding, to achieve in their field of expertise (2009 – present).
Executive General Manager Corporate Services
Clare joined SEMPHN in March 2020 and is currently General Manager Corporate Services. Clare is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has extensive senior executive experience in leading Corporate Services teams in the health not-for-profit and local government sectors. Her broad career experience includes financial management, risk and governance, with a focus on project delivery and business improvement.
Clare and the Corporate Services team are responsible for ensuring that robust financial management and sustainable corporate infrastructure, systems and processes are in place to support SEMPHN in delivering its strategic objectives.
Executive General Manager, Special Projects
Marita joined SEMPHN in March 2020 and is currently General Manager Special Projects. She has over 30 years’ experience working in the health and community sectors in Victoria and Western Australia and holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Management.
Marita is a trained midwife and registered nurse and has held senior leadership positions and executive roles across various health organisations. In addition, Marita has held board positions at the South Coastal Women’s Health Service and Care Options in Western Australia. Marita has been managing her own consultancy business for 15 years supporting clients with a wide range of business and organisational activities.
Executive General Manager, Business Intelligence Team
Francesca joined SEMPHN in September 2020 as the interim General Manager of System Outcomes where she leads a team of data analysts and evaluation specialists to inform strategic decisions.
With qualifications including an MBA, BA Sociology, Dip Ed, Grad Dip OD and GAICD, she brings extensive leadership experience across health, not for profit and government agencies. This includes recent interim executive assignments at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Gastroenterology Society of Australia.
Before joining SEMPHN, Francesca was the Chief Executive Officer of Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) from 2016 – 2018 where she was responsible for developing and leading the strategy that positioned CCA as the trusted, leading voice for people living with Crohn’s and Colitis in the Asia Pacific region.
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