Seymour Health Board

The Board of Seymour Health has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational efficiency of the organisation. Board Directors are community volunteers, formally appointed by the State Minister for Health.  They provide guidance and direction to the (Board appointed) Chief Executive Officer and senior hospital management staff. The Board meets on the last Thursday of the month, in addition to attending other nominated sub-committee meetings, community meetings and training, development and business activities.

Chair - Michael Molony


A Certified Practising Accountant, Michael has operated his own accounting and financial planning practice in Seymour for more than 30 years.  Michael has participated in (and continues to support) a diverse range of community organisations; his membership of the Seymour Health Board stems from that passion and commitment to our region

Deputy Chair Sue van Buuren
Sue is an experienced risk management and compliance specialist, with a background in general insurance and health insurance.  Sue has strong skills in influencing, communication and stakeholder engagement.  Sue holds a Diploma in Integrated Risk Management and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Annie Fletcher-Nicholls

Annie has a wealth of experience as a CEO and senior executive in corporate communications and public affairs across a broad range of industry sectors. She is also currently Chair of Goulbourn River Valley Tourism Board, and a director of Docklands Studios Melbourne. 

Annie has been on the Board of Seymour Health since 2012 and is passionate about providing first class health care to the Seymour community.

Ian Chadwick

Ian originally joined the Board in 1999, serving in various capacities until 2012. Ian re-joined the Board in 2015, is a member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee and Chairs the Community Reference Committee.

As a Board Director, Ian aims to improve health services for Seymour and surrounding districts and to keep the community informed of all the services available to them from Seymour Health.

Fred Sartori

A local businessman who has been self-employed in the Seymour community for over 40 years, Fred joined the Board in 2015 following membership on the Community Reference Committee.  Fred is a member of the Financial Governance sub-committee and the Board Clinical Governance sub-committee.

With a strong interest in consumer engagement, consumer participation and aged care services, Fred is passionate about supporting the local community.

Belinda Scott

With over 25 years' experience in public health service provision, Belinda brings to the Board a wide range of experience on health service governance and operational committees.  Belinda is committed to rural health and improving the health outcomes of communities through partnerships with consumers.

Dr. Russell Harrison

Dr Russell Harrison is COO of a large disability support organisation that operates across Victoria. Russell has a passion for improving systems and supporting staff to ensure that consumers are at the centre of everything we do. Before entering the community service sector, Russell was Head of Hospital Services at Lort Smith, Australia’s largest dog and cat hospital. Russell has held Non-Executive and committee positions in the aged care, disability and animal health sector.  Russell has a passion for service.

Helen Hull


Helen is a senior consultant that specialises in governance and information technology management.  She has a proven track record, providing advice and guidance to ‘CXO’ level executives on the delivery of strategy, technology, pe rformance, governance, risk, audit, and business intelligence.  He len also has extensive ICT portfolio, program, and project management expertise. 
Having lived in the Kilmore district for over 22 years, Helen contributes to the community by utilising her expertise on local rural boards.

Julie Paul


Julie has a nursing background with extensive experience in clinical, educaiton and management roles.  She has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit health sectors.

Julie is passionate about providing best practice health care which meets the needs of the local community and has a strong interest in communities partnering with services to achieve this.