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The AV6K成人网 Board of Directors develops strategic direction, oversees financial and service performance, and ensures regulatory and government policy requirements and standards are met.

The Board draws upon the collective and considerable expertise of its members in health, clinical governance, community engagement, executive management, finance and auditing, industrial relations, law, and risk management.

The Board represents the diversity of our community with members from culturally diverse backgrounds, from both metropolitan and rural areas and a mix of males and females.

Shelly Park

Board Chair

Ms Park has over 25 years in CEO and senior executive roles and governing complex organisations.

She has extensive experience and knowledge of high-performing Boards and brings a broad strategic focus to her role as a non-executive director, ensuring organisation deliver commercial outcomes and perform to ethical standards.

Ms Park brings strength in financial stewardship, is an experienced crisis leader and demonstrates passion for quality, leadership, safety and risk governance. Her work is informed by deep experience in leading turnaround strategies and transformations in large and complex health/life science related organisations (including business process, automation, technology, digital and ICT security).

She also has a strong passion for leadership, strong stakeholder engagement (including Government and regulatory bodies) and achievement of strategic outcomes in highly complex and regulated environments. Ms Park has a strong track record of delivering on strategic goals by applying her understanding of the voice of the patient, clinical and professional leadership, people leadership, and embedding governance frameworks.

Ms Park was appointed AV6K成人网’s Board Chair in August 2022.

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Board Member

B.Acc, GAICD, CA (Australia and Scotland)

With extensive experience in multiple industries, Allison is recognised as a leader in a number of disciplines but specifically financial analysis and reporting. She has held senior finance, retail, merchandise, marketing, supply chain and IT roles in some of Australia鈥檚 most influential organisations.

Allison has a passion for innovation and cultural enhancement in the public health and emergency services sector.

She is also a Board Member of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health where she chairs the Finance and Capital Works Committee. She was previously the Deputy Chair of Peninsula Health where she was the Chair of the Finance, Resource and Capital works Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, People & Culture Committee and the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

She is a member of the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Allison has recently been an independent member of the AV6K成人网 Board鈥檚 Audit and Risk Committee.

Amanda Watt

Amanda Watt

Board Member


Appointed July 2022.

Amanda鈥檚 30 years鈥 experience advising in the public and private sectors across education, health, essential services and manufacturing has seen her work with clients on strategic and sustainable workplace solutions, reflecting a comprehensive understanding of risk management, particularly around employee relations and culture.

Amanda has extensive expertise in employment, industrial, and equal opportunity law. She has a deep appreciation of the human, societal and economic impact of systemic sexual harassment and discrimination in our workplaces. She was a contributor to the Champions of Change Coalition鈥檚 report: Disrupting the System 鈥 preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace and has supported the work of the Respect@Work Council on its best practice guidance for confidentiality agreements.

Amanda has been independently recognised by Best Lawyers in the areas of Employee Benefits, Labour and Employment, Government, and Education, and as a leading individual in Employment Law by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Amanda Chairs the Equality and Workplace Reform Committee and is a member of the People and Culture and Quality and Safety Committees.

Andrew Crisp AM APM

Andrew Crisp

Board Member

Andrew served a distinguished 40-year career with Victoria Police where he held a number of senior executive positions, finishing in the role of Deputy Commissioner Regional Operations. In 2018, Andrew was appointed as Victoria鈥檚 Emergency Management Commissioner, a position he held for five years.

In these roles Andrew provided strong leadership and was a calm, familiar face for AV6K成人网 during some of the most significant emergencies the state has faced including the 2019- 20 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic response.

In both his police and emergency services roles, Andrew is regarded as someone with sound judgement who builds effective teams that deliver positive outcomes for the Victorian community. It is important to Andrew that all voices are listened to, and that inclusion and diversity are front of mind when it comes to organisational culture and service delivery.

Andrew is well known as a champion for multicultural and faith communities and firmly believes he is a better person and leader through those relationships.

Denise Heinjus

Denise Heinjus

Board Member

Denise was appointed as a new Director with AV6K成人网 from 1 July 2023.

She is an experienced leader in driving positive cultural and clinical change for the mutual benefit of an organisation, its people, and the community.

Denise is passionate about shaping 鈥榡ust鈥 workplace cultures, in which an organisation鈥檚 people thrive as individuals and team members. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with employees and volunteers to create strategies, procedures and resources to minimise harm from occupational violence and sexual harassment.

Denise values the importance of and fosters environments of shared leadership and teamwork and genuine community consultation and engagement. She is committed to closing the health gap for First Nations people and encouraged to see the increasing numbers of health workers identifying as First Nations people.

Denise was Executive Director of Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) for 16 years. Prior to her appointment at RMH, she held similar roles as Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash Health, Illawarra Area Health Service and Northern Sydney Central Coast. Her roles have included managing nursing services, workforce and education, residential aged care, allied health services, Aboriginal health and emergency management.

Denise鈥檚 nursing career spans 55 years. She became a Registered Nurse in 1972 before completing her midwifery training in 1973. She has achieved a Graduate Certificate in Management and Masters of Health Science (Honours). Throughout her career, Denise has held professional appointments with University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University, Deakin University and University of Wollongong.

Dipak Sanghvi

Board Member

Mr Dipak Sanghvi was appointed as a new Director with AV6K成人网 from 1 July 2022.

Mr Dipak Sanghvi is a pharmacist and pharmacy owner in Victoria and is currently Chair of Member Benefits Australia Pty Ltd, Chair of Musculoskeletal Australia and Chair of Monash Health Board.

His previous positions include President of the Pharmacy Guild Victoria Branch 2006-2011, Chair of Gold Cross Products and Services Pty Ltd, Chair of Return of Unwanted Medicines, Board member of Guild Insurance and Superannuation and Meridian Lawyers, as well as several other board positions in the community and the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Fergus Kerr

Fergus Kerr

Board Member


Fergus Kerr joined the Royal Melbourne Hospital as Chief Medical Officer in 2022, having been Group Director of Medical Services and Clinical Governance at Cabrini Health in Melbourne. Fergus was appointed as an Emergency Physician and Toxicologist at Austin Health in 1997.

Ten years later, in September 2007, he undertook a new challenge as Director of Emergency Medicine, and in 2011 he extended his leadership roles by taking up the Medical Directorship of the Medical and Emergency Clinical Service Unit.

More recently in a desire to develop his leadership capacity formally Fergus completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College for Medical Administrators following which he took up the role as the Executive Director of Medical Services at Peninsula Health.

In 2016 Fergus returned to Austin Health in an Executive position as the Chief Medical Officer. He has a strong interest in Toxicology, spending two years undertaking specialist training at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and was pivotal in establishing the Victorian Poisons Information Centre at Austin Health. He has previously been an examiner with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and, up until January 2018, continued to practice clinically.

Vijaya Vaidyanath

Board Member

Vijaya Vaidyanath is the inaugural CEO of Homes Melbourne 鈥 a special entity of City of Melbourne. Prior to this role, Vijaya was the CEO of City of Yarra in Melbourne from July 2012 鈥 January 2022. Vijaya spent over a decade as CEO at Waitakere City Council a very large metro City in New Zealand and as the CEO of Rodney District Council in New Zealand. She is a Board Member on Procurement Australia, Zoos Victoria, Parks Victoria, AV6K成人网 and Vision Super.

Vijaya鈥檚 exemplary qualifications include a Senior Executive Fellow of the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, MBA from JMKatz Graduate School of Business in Pittsburgh USA, Master of Arts (Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Bangalore.

Vijaya draws inspiration from a variety of global thought and academic leaders as well as from her overseas mentors who have shaped her world view. It led to her interest in social justice and value-based leadership. She has been a leader from the very early stages of her career in sectors such as commercial and central banking, international finance for two decades and Local Government in the last two decades in New Zealand/Australia.

Vijaya is renowned for her innovation, integrity, inspiring leadership style and a unique ability to deliver results. She instils a strong sense of pride and passion in her staff who deliver exemplary outcomes for our communities. Her strong belief in building coalitions and harnessing community capacity has been her work philosophy.

Wenda Donaldson

Board Member

Wenda Donaldson has been a Board Director with AV6K成人网 since 1 July 2020.

Wenda is a public sector and not-for-profit senior executive, combining her non-Executive Board career with her role as a General Manager at Uniting Victoria/Tasmania. Previous executive roles have been held with the Australian Red Cross, Australian Department of Education and the Australian Sports Commission.

Wenda has proven expertise in advocacy for policy reform and investment to enhance outcomes for those experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. She has also been involved in the establishment of inter- governmental and multi sector partnership agreements to deliver on major public policy reforms.

Previous governance roles have included Chair of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Reference Group, State Emergency Management Team, Panel Member 鈥 Bourke Street Mall Fund, Indigenous Reading Project, ACT Justice Reform Advisory Committee and the ACT One Canberra Reference Group. Wenda is a member of the Board鈥檚 People and Culture Committee and the Quality and Safety Committee.

In 2020-2021, Wenda was also appointed a member of the Board鈥檚 Sub-Committee overseeing the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) review.