Nominations open for healthcare leaders to join VHA Board of Directors 

August 11, 2022

Are you interested in influencing the future of the Victorian healthcare system? 

Nominations are now open for three positions on the VHA Board of Directors, providing an opportunity for senior leaders to help shape a healthcare system that meets the evolving needs of Victorians. 

The following positions, with three-year terms, will be elected at the AGM in October based on nominations:  

  • Community health service, board member representative 
  • Metropolitan health service, board member representative 
  • Rural health service, CEO representative  

The Board of Directors is a representative board of CEOs and board directors from across metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals and community health services who oversee the direction and strategy of the VHA.  

Elected by members, this breadth of representation ensures the governance structure truly reflects the diversity of the membership and provides a strong understanding of public healthcare across Victoria. 

Leaders who are highly engaged in the health system are encouraged to apply for these important positions and join other leaders from across the health sector in influencing the future of the Victorian public health system. 


Nomination process and timeline 

Thursday 11 August: Call for nominations for three VHA board director positions. In the event of a contested election (more than one nomination received), an electronic ballot will take place. 

Thursday 1 September: Nominations close at 5pm. To be eligible to nominate and vote, your organisation’s annual VHA subscription must be paid. 

Monday 12 September: Electronic election ballot opens at 10am (if applicable). 

Wednesday 28 September: Electronic election ballot closes at 5pm. Member candidates will be informed of the results prior to the AGM. 

Thursday 6 October: Election result declared at the 2022 Annual General Meeting. 

VHA member organisations are encouraged to forward this information to their board directors. 

If you would like to learn more about the nomination process, please contact Liz Orkney.