Our Executive Team
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Chief Executive Officer | Jan Child
Reg. Nurse, Grad. Dip. Behavioural Science, Master Public Health, GAICD
Jan is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in behavioural sciences, health administration and a Masters in Public Health. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a surveyor with the Australian Council of Healthcare Services. She has more than 30 years' experience in public health, having trained in rural western Victoria and then worked across metropolitan Melbourne including at Peninsula Health, Alfred Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, alcohol and drug agencies and the community health sector. Jan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016 following a six month interim role commencing in March 2016.
Executive Director Clinical Services | Christine Henderson
Reg Nurse, Grad Dip Renal Nursing, Grad Cert Infection Prevention & Control
Chris is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in infection control and renal nursing. Chris has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care sector. She has served in various leadership roles within BCH. She was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Clinical Services in January 2021.
Corporate Services Executive Officer | Emilia Pezzi
Bachelor of Health Information Management
Emilia holds a Bachelor of Health Information Management with over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic leadership and governance in public and private health services including Peninsula Health, Eastern Health and St Vincent’s and Mercy Private Hospital.
She is a member of the Health Information Management Association of Australia and has been the Convenor of the Victorian Senior HIM Community of Practice for the past 7 years.
She has had extensive management and collaboration experience with all levels of health service staff, consumers, vendors, and government. Emilia was appointed to the role of Director Information, Data Integrity and Systems Governance in January 2020 before taking on the role of Acting Executive Director Corporate Services in August 2021.
Chief Financial Officer | Shaun Brooks
B. Commerce, Grad. Dip. Chartered Accounting
Shaun is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the Victorian public health sector for more than 7 years. He has held leadership positions in the financial professional services industry with a subsequent appointment as Deputy Director of Finance at Peninsula Health. Shaun brings a broad range of commercial and financial management skills and joined BCH in 2017.
Chief Medical Officer | Dr Renee Kelsall
MBBS (Hons), FRACP, RACMA Candidate
Renee Kelsall graduated from Monash University with honours in 2007 and obtained her Fellowship in Geriatrics in 2015.
Renee worked at Monash Health as a Geriatrician, with roles including Deputy Clinical Lead of InReach, Geriatrician in the Falls and Balance Clinic, falls education across Monash Health, and providing assessments for rehabilitation and aged care.
Renee also returned to South Gippsland in 2015, where she was raised, to provide a private Geriatric outpatient service.
Renee has now commenced a fellowship in medical administration and has been appointed as the Chief Medical Officer at Bass Coast Health. Renee is also completing a Masters in Health Administration at Monash University.
Executive Director | Mark Brady
Bach. of Business, Grad Dip of Business, is a Member of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, and is a Grad of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark is an extremely experienced and highly regarded leader in the public sector, with over 20 years at the senior executive level in local government across a diverse range of portfolios and organisations. Prior to his current Director role at Mornington Peninsula Shire, Mark was General Manager Corporate & Communities with Bass Coast Shire and has an excellent understanding and affinity with our local community.
Mark has a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma of Business, is a Member of the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His biggest passion though, is building organisational culture, developing leaders and helping leaders establish high performing teams. He has personally led the development of leaders and organisational cultures at a number of Councils including Port Phillip, Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula. Mark is an accredited executive coach, Human Synergistics and MBTI practitioner, which compliment his extensive practical experience, enabling him to have a positive influence on organisational culture.