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    The QSEC consists of 12 members, ex-officio Safer Care Victoria executive members, and the Chair of the Health Issues Centre, who represents consumers. Members are appointed for a term of up to three years, with an additional term possible, subject to council approval, but for no longer than two terms.

    The QSEC Chair is Associate Professor Jill Sewell AM. Professor Sewell was a consultant paediatrician at the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital. She is active in many fields including medical ethics, paediatric and other medical education, medical regulation, quality improvement, health policy and service delivery.

    Jill has been President of the Australian Medical Council and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, served on the board of Alfred Health and on state and national bodies for quality improvement of healthcare, including previously chairing the Victorian Clinical Council.

    Name Role
    Ms Sophy Athan   Chair of the Health Issues Centre (ex-officio)
    Professor Nancy Baxter Head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
    Professor Jeffery Braithwaite Professor and Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation; Director, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science; Professor Health Systems Research, Macquarie University
    Ms Fiona Brew   Chief Executive Officer, Colac Area Health
    Professor Jane Burns Executive Director Improvement, Safer Care Victoria (ex-officio)
    Ms Leigh Clarke Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association
    Professor Shelley Dolan Chief Executive Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    Dr Bernadette Eather Chief Nurse and Clinical Services Director, Ramsay Health Care (representing the Australian Private Hospitals Association)
    Mr Matthew Franzi Chief Operating Officer, Jetstar Airways
    Ms Anna Love Executive Director Clinical and Professional Leadership Unit, Safer Care Victoria (ex-officio)
    Dr Kedar Mate, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Ms Dorothy McLaren Health Promotion Manager, West Wimmera Health Service
    Mr Evan Newnham Executive Clinical Director of Acute Medicine, Eastern Health
    Dr Andy Phillips Executive Director Safety, Safer Care Victoria (ex-officio)
    Professor Mike Roberts Chief Executive Officer, Safer Care Victoria (ex-officio)


    If you have any questions about QSEC, you can get in touch by emailing

    Page last updated: 15 May 2023

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