Metropolitan and regional demand management and system planning reference group

The metropolitan and regional CEO group has identified an opportunity to influence government approaches to system demand and planning through the development of shared positions on the ideal future state of the health system as well as to identify practical opportunities to implement policy changes in the areas of health workforce and digital health. The work will focus on low-cost, high-access models of healthcare.


  • Matt Sharp, Chief Executive, GV Health (Chair)
  • Anthony Gust, Director of Knowledge Management and Analytics, Northern Health
  • Liz Hamilton, Executive Director of Integrated Care Services, Bendigo Health
  • Martin Smith, Executive Director, Integrated Care Services, St Vincent’s Hospitals
  • Jason Plant, Director Community Services, Western Health
  • Gayle Smith, Executive Director Quality, Planning and Innovation, Eastern Health
  • Jenni Bliss, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Sandy Bell, Director of Strategy and Planning, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Sharon Desmond, Manager – Clinical Service Design/Service Planning, Mercy Health
  • Anita Wilton, Director Allied Health, Eastern Health

Terms of Reference

To join the group or for more information contact the VHA on 03 9094 7777 or email