As the agency’s second appointed CEO, Professor Michael Roberts is responsible for the strategic leadership of SCV and its day-to-day management. He reports directly to the Department Secretary. In August 2022, Mike was appointed as Victoria’s first Chief Quality and Safety Officer. He takes on this additional role to oversee key legislative changes from the Quality and Safety Act 2022.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive leader, respiratory physician and senior professor, Mike is a welcome addition to not only Safer Care Victoria, but the broader Victorian health system, helping deliver better health outcomes for all Victorians.
Before joining SCV, Mike was the Managing Director of UCLPartners Academic Health Science System in the UK, and has held senior appointments at the Royal College of Physicians, the National Institute for Health Research and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.
He has a strong focus on clinician and consumer participation, and is well-versed in running clinical audits and service design to improve patient-centred care across primary, community and secondary settings.