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There are currently 11 members, 10 of whom were inaugural members appointed on 1 July 2018 for a term of six years. The Chairperson was appointed on 26 May 2022 for a term of three years.

Julian Gardner AM, Chairperson    


Charles Corke

Intensive Care Specialist, Barwon Health

Margaret Bird 

Executive Clinical Director Ambulatory Services, Eastern Health

Molly Carlile AM

Leader and specialist in palliative care, recently Chief Executive Officer of metropolitan community palliative care service and previously a senior executive and advanced practice clinician

 Mitchell Chipman

Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician, Victorian Breast and Oncology Care

John Clements

Consumer representative

Sally Cockburn

General Practitioner, Broadcaster
James Howe Consultant Neurologist

Margaret O’Connor AM

Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Monash University, Clinical Research Consultant, Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care

Nirasha Parsotam

Head of Health Innovation program, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Victoria and Collaborative Director / Faculty, Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Asia Pacific

Paula Shelton Special Counsel, Adviceline Injury Lawyers


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Page last updated: 26 Oct 2022

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