SESLHD Board Members

The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our LHD.

Michael Still
Michael Still
MBA

Michael Still has enjoyed a 30 year career in corporate leadership, investment banking, equity and debt markets and infrastructure within Australia and globally.

Michael has engaged broadly in banking and business roles including financing, strategy, M&A, private and sovereign capital management and corporate and institutional advisory. Sectors include financial services, health and international partnerships.

He has also led organisations engaged in advisory and reconstruction, infrastructure financing and delivery including Public Private Partnerships and social infrastructures, particularly in health and education.

Over a long period Michael has advised governments, corporates and investors on strategic positioning and change and its management as well as ownership and financing issues across many industries and asset types. He brings to bear significant experience in dealing with equity investors and debt financiers globally.

Michael is Chairman of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, a past board member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District, board member of the New South Wales Cancer Institute and is a past Committee Member of the Medical Devices Fund Expert Panel (NSW Govt). He is also a director of the Silverchain Group and the Silverchain Foundation. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Patricia Azarias
Patricia Azarias

Patricia Azarias is a former Director, United Nations Internal Audit, a former Director, NSW Ministry of Urban Infrastructure and a former Director, NSW Parliament Public Accounts Committee.

Elli Baker
Elli Baker
BE, M.Fin, CFA, GAIDC

Ms Elli Baker is a Non-Executive Director of ParaQuad NSW and a Director at Acciona leading the planning and delivery of high profile, complex and large infrastructure projects in NSW. 

Elli's former appointments include Non-Executive Directorships at Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Silver Heritage Group, Tasmanian Gas Pipeline and Merredin Energy. Her former roles include Director of Major Projects at WaterNSW, Chief Financial Officer at WaterNSW, Infrastructure Investment Manager at Palisade Investment Partners, Director at Allco Finance Group and Equities Research/Sales at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

Elli holds a Masters in Finance Degree from London Business School (1998) and was awarded the University Medal in Civil Engineering from The University of Sydney (1993).

Jonathan Doy
Jonathan Doy
BEC, FCPA, GAIDC

Mr Jonathan Doy is a Senior Partner, specialising in Indirect at Crowe Horwath.

Jonathan's former roles include Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tax Services Line leader for the Public Sector and Lead Tax Advisor to NSW Ministry of Health.

Jonathan is a Fellow with CPA Australia, a Registered Tax Agent and a former Board Member of the ACT chapter of Tourism Council of Australia.

Associate Professor Robert Farnsworth
Associate Professor Robert Farnsworth OAM,
MB, BS FRCS Ed,  FRACS (Urol) FACRM, FRACP,AFRM

Associate Professor Robert (Bob) Farnsworth is the Medical Co-Director, Surgery & Perioperative Medicine Program at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Bob is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, and the former Chair of the SESIH AHAC.

Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Associate Professor Peter Gonski
 MB, BS, BMed Sci, FRACP

Associate Professor Peter Gonski is the Director of Southcare Aged and Extended Care at Sutherland Hospital and Community Services, and is the Stream Director for Aged Care and Rehabilitation in SESLHD. Peter is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales.

Peter is the Head of the Clinical School at Sutherland Hospital, a member of the SESLHD Clinical Council and a Board member for the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.

Dr Debra Graves
Dr Debra Graves
MBBS MHA FRACMA

Dr Debra Graves is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She is also the Deputy Chairman of Pathology Awareness Australia Pty Ltd.

Debra's former appointments include Medical Director MBF Private Hospitals Division, CEO and Medical Director at Western Hospital Melbourne, Former Quality Manager at Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital Brisbane.

Liam Harte
Liam Harte

Liam is a proud Dunghutti man with links to Sydney’s Aboriginal communities. Current Director of Indigenous External Relationship Development at the University of Sydney, an Intensive Care Paramedic and clinical educator, research fellow at Western Sydney University and graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management(AGSM), Liam is passionate about Indigenous autonomy in business and in health.

Gregory Levenston
Dr Gregory Levenston

Dr Greg Levenston, UNSW, JP, has been Medical Director at Bronte Medical Centre since 1997, and holds special interest in men’s health and paediatrics.

Bronte Medical Centre is a multi-disciplinary community medical centre established in 1960. Dr Levenston is a former Grand Master, Freemasonry NSW/ACT.

He is Deputy Chair on the Board of Variety, the Children’s Charity and Board of Patrons, Freemasons Foundation for Mens Health, SA/NT, and was a former Woollahra Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

Mrs Janet McDonald AO
Mrs Janet McDonald
AO

Janet McDonald is a Trustee and Life Fellow of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and a former company director.

Neville Mitchell BComm
Neville Mitchell
BComm, CA (SA), CA

Mr Mitchell is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Cochlear Limited, a role which requires a solid working knowledge of health systems, including payment systems around the world.

Helene Orr
Helene Orr

Helene is an experienced senior executive and non-executive director in the public and NFP sectors. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) with executive management experience in governance and assurance, organisational development and corporate services and human services policy and service delivery.

Helene is a, mindfulness educator trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has a MA (Health and Social Wellbeing). She teaches mindfulness in professional settings including the health and education sectors for self-awareness, resilience and compassionate connection and leadership and in community settings assisting participants with stress, pain and chronic disease management.

Professor Allan Spigelman
Professor Allan Spigelman
MBBS, FRACS, FRCS

Professor Allan Spigelman received his surgical training in SESLHD, prior to his move to the UK for sub-speciality training and research into hereditary cancer. He is Professor of Surgery at UNSW St Vincent's Hospital Clinical School, where he was head of the Clinical School for 9 years.

He was the first Director of Clinical Governance appointed in Australia, is Regional editor of International Journal of Health Governance, was a member of the Area Executive Team and Director of Cancer Services, Hunter New England and then at St Vincent's & Mater Health Sydney and Director of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and is a member of the NSW Medical Board.  

He was the heavily involved in the development of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, including philanthropic fund raising. Prior to his return to Australia in 1997, he was Director of the Breast Unit at St Mary's Hospital, London, where he received the Hewlett Packard prize for innovation for establishing a one-stop breast service and was Director of the St Mary's Hospital Day Surgery Unit, where he introduced a 'See and Treat' one stop service.

His clinical interests include cancer genetics, being Founder Director of the Hunter  New England Family Cancer Service. He conducts cancer genetics clinics at St Vincent's Hospital and in rural and regional NSW.

He is a former Chair and long standing member of Council of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) based in London and is only the second person since 1924 to hold the position of Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the St Mark?s Polyposis Registry, London.