Board and governance


Board of Management

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

Wayne Tattersall

Wayne Tattersall (Chair)
Wayne is a qualified CPA who has held numerous CFO and senior finance roles over an extended period of time. These roles have ranged from small to large businesses including a high-profile sporting organisation in Australia and international major events organiser. Wayne has significant expertise not only in finance but also IT and management of information systems. Being a strategic thinker, Wayne is well experienced in the development and implementation of strategic business plans.



Sue Madden

Sue Madden (Treasurer)
Sue is an experienced finance professional with expertise in driving change and process improvement. She is currently the Finance Director of a medical device company and recently the Commercial Manager at South East Water and CFO of its subsidiary, iota Pty Ltd. Previously Sue was CFO and Company Secretary of a listed biotechnology company and prior to that, the Finance Manager of a large not-for-profit organisation. Sue also has several years’ financial experience
within a multinational resources firm.



Vicki Pridmore

Vicki Pridmore (ex-officio)
GradDip(Org Psych), BA(Comms,Org Psych), Dip Teach(Sec), GAICD
Vicki has led BreastScreen Victoria as Chief Executive Officer for a decade, introducing substantial change during this time. Prior to BreastScreen, she was CEO of the Cheltenham and Regional Cemeteries Trust. Vicki has extensive experience in the health human services sector, including executive roles in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Her final role in DHHS was as the Director Portfolio Services, coordinating media communications, Ministerial support, legal FOI and internal audit. Her career spans teaching, psychology, organisational review and more than a decade in executive management roles within the public service and not-for-profit sectors.


Kerry Bradley

Kerry Bradley
MBA, BBus(HAdmin), GradCert(Applied Risk Mgt), DipRiskMgt&BusContinuity, RN, FAICD, FGIA, FACN, FAAQHC, MRMIA 
Kerry has over 20 years’ senior management/executive experience with strong clinical and quality backgrounds,  working across the health sector in regulation, acute care (both public and private), rehabilitation and aged care. She is highly skilled in leading and managing organisational change at both a strategic and at an operational level. Kerry is currently a member of VicHealth’s Finance Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Victorian Clinical Council. She has served as a board director for Baptcare and Mercy Hospitals Inc and has held Ministerial board appointments to the Victorian Quality Council and the Victorian Cytology Service.


Jorden Lam

Jorden Lam
Jorden is the Company Secretary and General Counsel at HESTA Super Fund and serves on the board of Monash Health as a non-executive director. Prior to joining HESTA, Jorden practised as a commercial lawyer with several leading firms, advising corporations across a range of complex matters. She is experienced in the development and implementation of corporate governance frameworks  and is passionate about achieving high standards of governance in organisations. Jorden was named a finalist in the Women in Financial Services Rising Star Award 2017, was a finalist in the Women in Finance Young Leader Award 2017 and was a recipient of the Australian Financial Review’s Young Executive of the Year
Award in 2015.


Elleni Bereded Samuel

Elleni Bereded-Samuel
MED, GradDip(Couns), GradCert (Mgt), BA
Elleni is African Australian from an Ethiopian background who has focused her life’s work on strengthening education, training and employment for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. She worked for 17 years in the higher education sector and is employed as Diversity Capability Development Manager with Australian Unity Independent and Assisted Living. Elleni was on the board of the Royal Women’s Hospital for six years, a VMC Commissioner for six years, on the SBS Board for five years and is currently on the board of Western Health. In 2008  Elleni was appointed to the Australian Social Inclusion Board. Elleni was named by Westpac AFR as one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ in 2014.


Wayne Lemish

Dr Wayne Lemish
Wayne is a radiologist with subspecialty interest in breast imaging including mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. He was the Director of Breast Imaging
at Freemasons Day Centre in East Melbourne for 13 years, and is currently Director of Breast Imaging at East Melbourne Radiology. Wayne has more than 20 years’ experience in breast screening for the early detection of
breast cancer. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). He was an examiner for RANZCR and represented the college at Standards Australia for a number of years.


Tim Staker

Tim Staker
DipEng(Biomed), MBA, GradDip(TechMgt), GAICD
Tim has over 30 years’ experience working with health devices and information technology, having held senior  management roles within government and the private sector. For the past 14 years he has held the role of National General Manager for Cabrini Technology Group, a not-for-profit business that has 400 staff operating from offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, wholly owned by Cabrini Health. Tim has also consulted on many of the recent
new hospital projects as technical adviser to state health departments in Australia and to the Ministry of Health in New Zealand. For 12 consecutive years he served on the Queen Elizabeth Centre Board of Management in various roles
including Vice President and Chair of the Quality and Risk Committee.


Liz Kelly

Liz Kelly
BBus, GradDip(OrgPsych), Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment, Accredited mediator, MAICD
Liz is a Co-Director and Principal Consultant of a management consultancy firm that specialises in human resource, project and financial management in the following areas: dispute assessment, investigation and resolution; stakeholder engagement and cross-sector change management; training, coaching and team development; corporate  communication and community education; and policy analysis and lobbying. In a career spanning 30 years, she headed a
department with 200 staff and a $250 million operating budget, occupied board positions on non-government organisation, statutory authorities and community associations. Liz has been the Deputy Chair of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and a member of the Victorian Disability Services Board and the  Disability Reference Group of VHREOC.

Elisabet Wreme

Dr Elisabet Wreme
MSc, Prof Doctor in Bus Admin, GAICD 
Elisabet is an experienced executive with a passion for service and technology businesses in need of change, enabling  them to successfully navigate through the ‘growing pains’ that result from expansions and market disruptions. A highly professional leader with a genuine understanding of technology, Elisabet loves creating great customer experiences and strong business outcomes at the same time. She is an innovator with a patent to her name and is also a published author. Elisabet has broad experience across a range of strategic and operational roles, including senior roles with NAB and Telstra. Elisabet is currently also serving on the board of YMCA Victoria.


Vanda Fortunato

Dr Vanda Fortunato
Vanda Fortunato has spent the last 20 years in executive and strategic leadership roles in Australia and overseas, with significant experience in public health, primary care, not-for-profits, medical training, academia, pharmaceuticals, health insurance and consulting. Vanda has been a CEO of two not-for-profits, and has held senior executive roles with Medibank, a clinical research organisation and Accenture. She has also worked for the World Bank and the Asian
Development Bank. 



Debra Cerasa

Debra Cerasa
Debra Cerasa is a highly qualified senior executive with a wealth of leadership experience across a range of health, community and peak organisations in both the public and not for profit sectors. Her leadership roles encompass metropolitan, rural and international scope where she has demonstrated a highly innovative, transformational approach to implementing purposeful change. Debra’s leadership roles have progressed a social justice agenda enhancing community resilience and well-being among many vulnerable cohorts allowing people to be the best they can be. Debra is currently CEO of Jobs Australia.



  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.



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
  • Rebecca Bartel (co-opted)
  • Matthew Scanlon
  • 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)
  • Dr. Wayne Lemish
  • Dr. Vanda Fortunato
  • Ann Woodward (co-opted consumer representative)
  • Barbara Hingston (co-opted)
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Genevieve Webb
  • Dr. Jill Evans
  • Doris Whitmore
  • Sue Macaulay

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)
  • Wayne Tattersall
  • Dr. Vanda Fortunato
  • Vicki Pridmore
  • Kerry Bradley
  • Siobhan Boyd-Squires (co-opted)
  • 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:

  • Dr. Wayne Lemish (Chair)
  • Elleni Bereded-Samuel
  • 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:

  • Sue Madden (Chair)
  • Wayne Tattersall
  • 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)
  • Jorden Lam
  • Wayne Tattersall
  • Dr. Elizabet Wreme
  • Mary Hawkins (co-opted)
  • 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)
  • Wayne Tattersall (C) (BSV)
  • Rachael Andersen (DHHS)
  • Maria Bubnic (DHHS)
  • 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.