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Board of Management

BreastScreen Victoria is governed by a ministerially-appointed Board of Management (BoM).

  • Prof. Katherine McGrath (Chair)
  • Wayne Tattersall (Treasurer)
  • Vicki Pridmore (ex-officio)
  • Kerry Bradley
  • Jorden Lam
  • Elleni Bereded-Samuel
  • Dr. Wayne Lemish
  • Tim Staker
  • Liz Kelly
  • Dr. Elisabet Wreme
  • Dr. Vanda Fortunato
  • Sue Madden

The Board of Management is advised by a number of subcommittees, which assist the Board in its decision-making and provide expert advice on various issues.

Governance

The Participation Committee (PC) oversees, monitors, reviews and reports to the Board on BreastScreen Victoria (BSV)’s participation strategies.

The strategies include ‘market research’ and knowledge of consumer and potential consumer views about the BSV service, including process and performance as well as keeping abreast of participation and recruitment initiatives by like interstate and international organisations. The PC brings to the Board’s attention any issues that will significantly impact on the services provided by BSV.

The members of the PC are:

  • Liz Kelly (Chair)
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Dr. Elisabet Wreme
  • Elleni Bereded-Samuel
  • Matthew Scanlon
  • Rebecca Bartel (co-opted)
  • Sheena Watt (co-opted)
  • Doris Whitmore

View the PC's Terms of Reference

The Quality and Improvement Committee (QIC) monitors state-wide quality strategies and the achievement of full accreditation with BreastScreen Australia for all Victorian Services, while promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement across BreastScreen Victoria.

The members of the QIC are:

  • Kerry Bradley (Chair)
  • Prof. Katherine McGrath
  • Dr. Wayne Lemish
  • Dr. Vanda Fortunato
  • Sheena Watt (co-opted)
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Genevieve Webb
  • Dr. Jill Evans
  • Doris Whitmore
  • Sue Macauley

View the QIC's Terms of Reference

The Governance, Performance & Remuneration Committee (GPRC) establishes, reviews and oversees Board governance and reports to the Board on these matters. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing, monitoring and oversight of matters relating to performance and remuneration of the BreastScreen Victoria's CEO and Executive Management.

The members of the GPRC are:

  • Jorden Lam (Chair)
  • Prof. Katherine McGrath
  • Dr. Vanda Fortunato
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Kerry Bradley
  • Christine Fitzherbert (co-opted to attend PR related meetings)
  • Luke Neill (to attend PR related meetings)

View the GPRC's Terms of Reference

The Research Committee (RC) keeps the Board briefed on local and international research into breast cancer, breast cancer screening and risk factors in order to advise the Board on issues that will significantly impact the services provided by BreastScreen Victoria.

The members of the RC are:

  • Prof. Katherine McGrath
  • Elleni Bereded-Samuel
  • Dr. Wayne Lemish (Chair)
  • Dr. Carolyn Nickson
  • Prof. Dallas English 
  • Dr. Ian Campbell
  • Dr. Darren Lockie
  • Dr. Helen Frazer
  • Prof. Bruce Mann
  • Assoc. Prof. John Collins
  • Lisa Devereux (co-opted)
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Dr. Jill Evans
  • Genevieve Webb
  • Doris Whitmore

View the RC's Terms of Reference

The Finance and Audit Committee (FAC) oversees, monitors and reviews matters relating to the financial affairs of BreastScreen Victoria and regularly reports these matters to the Board.

The members of the FAC are:

  • Wayne Tattersall (Chair)
  • Sue Madden
  • Liz Kelly
  • Tim Staker
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Luke Neill

View the FAC's Terms of Reference

The Information Technology Committee (ITC) ensures that BreastScreen Victoria's (BSV) ICT strategy including information systems, applications and technology is aligned to the strategic direction of the BSV program. The Committee monitors ICT operational performance and major ICT projects against achievement of BSV strategic objectives and reports outcomes to provide the Board oversight of broader ICT matters.

The members of the ICT are:

  • Tim Staker (Chair)
  • Mary Hawkins (co-opted)
  • Jorden Lam
  • Wayne Tattersall
  • Dr. Elizabet Wreme
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Georgina Marr 

View the ITC's Terms of Reference

The Partnership Committee (PSHIP) provides a mechanism for key representatives of BreastScreen Victoria (BSV) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to discuss matters relevant to the efficient, effective and sustainable operation and management of the BreastScreen Program in Victoria.

The members of the PSHIP are:

  • Dr Bruce Bolam (C) (DHHS)
  • Prof. Katherine McGrath (C) (BSV)
  • Rachael Andersen (DHHS)
  • Maria Bubnic (DHHS)
  • Wayne Tattersall (BSV)
  • Vicki Pridmore (BSV)

This Committee does not report into BreastScreen Victoria Board of Management but is critical to the operations and governance of BreastScreen Victoria.