Metropolitan and regional health workforce reference group

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



  • Sue Matthews, Chief Executive, The Royal Women’s Hospital (Chair)
  • Andrew Way, Chief Executive, Alfred Health (Co-Chair)
  • Rebecca Roberts, Executive Director of People and Corporate Services, St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Katherine MacHutchison, Executive Director – People and Culture, Eastern Health
  • Gayle Smith, Executive Director – QPI / Chief Allied Health Officer, Eastern Health
  • Suellen Bruce, Executive People, Culture and Communications, Western Health
  • Andrea Noonan, Executive Director People & Culture, Bendigo Health
  • A/Prof Matt Sabin, Executive Director Medical Services & Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Laura Bignell, Chief Midwifery and Nursing Officer, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Sherri Huckstep, Chief Experience Officer, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Katrina Nankervis, Director Nursing and Midwifery Education and Strategy, Monash Health

Terms of reference 

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