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.

Dr Debra Graves
Dr Debra Graves OAM

Dr Debra Graves is Chair of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Board.

Dr Graves is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She is also the Chair of Pathology Awareness Australia Pty Ltd and on the Board of Neuroscience Research Australia. 

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

Elli Baker
Elli Baker

Ms Elli Baker is an experienced commercial, financial and major projects executive leader with 30 years' experience working across both the private and public sectors in financial markets, infrastructure and the water and energy utilities sectors.

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 Project Director of the $3.3 billion HumeLink for Transgrid, Director of Major Projects at WaterNSW, Chief Financial Officer at WaterNSW, 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

Mr Jonathan Doy is Deputy Chair of the SESLHD Board and Chair of the Board Finance and Performance Committee.

Jonathan is a Director in the taxation advisory practice of William Buck, a leading firm of accountants and tax advisors. He has extensive specialist knowledge of tax controversy, tax advisory and corporate acquisitions/ divestment activity and broader business consulting. Jonathan's former roles include taxation services at Ernst & Young, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Crowe Horwath. Most recently he was CEO of Sparke Helmore Consulting and worked to establish the non legal service arm of Sparke Helmore Lawyers focused on taxation advisory and business consulting.

Jonathan is a Fellow with CPA Australia, a Registered Tax Agent and non-executive Director of Integer Securities Ltd and Oldfields Holdings Ltd. He is a former Board Member of the ACT chapter of Tourism Council of Australia.

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, JP, has been the Medical Director at Bronte Medical Centre (1997 - 2019), and holds special interests in men’s health and paediatrics.

He is currently Chair of the Board of Variety, the Children's Charity NSW/ACT and a member of the Variety Australia Board.

Dr Levenston is a former Grand Master of Freemasonry NSW/ACT and sits on the Board of Patrons of the Freemasons Foundation for Men's Health (Adelaide University).

Dr Levenston is a former Woollahra Municipal Council Deputy Mayor.

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

Emeritus Professor Allan Spigelman trained as a surgeon in Sydney before leaving for London to subspecialise in cancer care and research. On his return to Australia, to undertake the role of Chair of Surgical Science at the University of Newcastle, followed by UNSW, he established and led the first clinical governance unit in Australia. This unit developed several patient safety and clinical quality policies since rolled out across NSW and Australia.

He served on the NSW Medical Board for over 20 years. He established and leads the Hunter Family Cancer Service and also the St. Vincent’s Cancer Genetics Unit.  The latter services every local health district in rural and regional NSW via a hub and spoke model.  He is the author of nearly 200 peer reviewed papers, as well as several books and multiple chapters. He brings to the Board his wide and ongoing clinical and research experience.  He has a particular focus on patient safety and clinical quality and a desire to hold management accountable in the delivery of safe, innovative, personalised, efficient and effective care. 

Dr Jan Dudley OAM
Dr Jan Dudley OAM

Dr Jan Dudley is a VMO Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has worked across both public and private hospital sectors on the Randwick campus since 1997 - at The Royal Hospital for Women, Prince of Wales Private Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital (in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology). She has significant governance experience at a local hospital level.

Dr Dudley is also a Director of Avant (since 2014). Dr Dudley was previously on the Medical Experts committee at Avant for 13 years, as well as working with the NSW Medical Board.

Dr Dudley is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arthur Diakos
Mr Arthur Diakos PSM

Mr Diakos has considerable senior executive experience and knowledge in financial and general management, including the operational and strategic aspects of financial management, corporate services and administration. This was gained within commercial and non-commercial operating environments, including the services, finance, health, justice, law and order, emergency services, transport and infrastructure, regulatory, environment and conservation and superannuation sectors. Mr Diakos held senior executive roles, including that of CFO and head of corporate, in large, complex and high-profile NSW and Commonwealth government organisations and was awarded the Public Service Medal in recognition of his achievements. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Mr Diakos brings demonstrated leadership, management and governance skills and capabilities, along with a breadth of expertise and knowledge to add significant value to both the Board and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

Dr John Estell
Dr John Estell

Dr Estell is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, with appointments at St George Hospital and Calvary Hospital. Dr Estell is the Co-Director of Aged and Integrated Care Division at St George Hospital, Head of Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at Calvary Hospital and Private Rehabilitation Medicine with appointments to local private hospitals.

Dr Estell is a Rehabilitation Physician with an extensive experience in Spasticity management, Stroke Rehabilitation, Trauma Rehabilitation and able-bodied and disabled sports medicine.

Dr Estell holds multiple appointments with NSW and Australian Rehabilitation Networks including Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) and Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). He has recently been Chair of the Medical Staff Executive Council of SESLHD.

Dr Estell has been a Board member of Independent Private Hospitals Australia and a number of other Companies.

Anna Guillan AM
Anna Guillan AM

Anna Guillan is a respected and highly experienced Non-Executive Director. Appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, her extensive service includes Chair of Regional Development Australia (Sydney), Board Member of the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation, Board Member of Hammons Holdings, Chair of Western Sydney Parklands Trust; Deputy Chair of Tourism Australia; Board Member of CareFlight; Board Member of Tourism and Events Queensland; Deputy Chair of Australian Tourism Export Council, and CEDA Trustee.

Anna has a strong strategic commercial background with demonstrated success across diverse sectors. Anna is also Co-Founder of cancer charity, the NELUNE Foundation, and is a recipient of the Order of Australia, acknowledging her service to the Australian tourism industry and to the community through support for social welfare and health organisations.