Board Overview

The hospital is overseen by a Board of Management appointed by the Governor-in-Council upon the recommendation of the Minister for Health.

The overall function of the Board is determined under section 33 of the Health Services Act 1988 and is to:

  • Oversee and manage the organisation; and
  • Ensure the services provided by the organisation comply with the requirements of the Act and Mansfield District Hospital’s values and strategic goals.

Mansfield District Hospital Board of Management meets this by having a diverse range of professional expertise and community representation.

The Hospital Board has a responsibility, within a framework of Government policy for monitoring the performance of the organisation.

In everyday terms the Board is responsible for setting the strategic directions of the health service.

Provision of high quality care, meeting the needs of the community and operating in accordance with financial and non-financial performance targets are priorities.

Board of Management

Murray Beattie - Chair


Murray has a breadth of experience in areas including academia, econometric research, actuarial, banking and corporate finance. Professional assignments have been from the platform of both the public and private sector, including treasury management, commodity risk management, commercial property finance and various infrastructure projects.

More recently Murray has involved himself in a number of local activities including Mansfield Shire advisories, Landcare and other community groups.

Pamela Dalgliesh - Deputy Chair

Pamela’s career began as a private practice dentist and established her own practice in Melbourne. She then moved to the public sector and worked in different executive managerial roles.  Using her diverse managerial and leadership experience, Pamela moved to being a consultant in health, specialising in education for overseas dentists, strategic planning, accreditation and mentoring  in leadership roles.

Pamela has 26 years of Board Directorship experience with the Australian Dental Association, Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton, and the Health Issue Centre. She completed the Company Directors course in 2001.

Currently she is on the Dental Health Services Victoria Board, serving on the Audit and Risk committee and is Chairman the Safety and Quality committee.

During the last five years Pamela has worked with African refugees in metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Pamela has a keen interest in clinical governance, strategic planning and liaising with consumers.

Pamela and Stuart purchased property in Howes Creek Road in 2001 and have been permanent residents since 2013.

Ros Adams


A long term resident of Mansfield, Ros has a background in winemaking and is currently owner/winemaker of her own winery.

She is a member of St John’s Parish Council in Mansfield and a Board member of the Geelong Grammar Foundation. She is a former Secretary of UGWA, the regional wine association and been on the Hospital board since July 2015

Gillian Belle


Gillian has lived in Mansfield since 2003. Gill and her husband Dean have owned and operated the Mansfield Regional Produce Store a meeting place for many locals and popular drop in for the many visitors to Mansfield.

She has been involved in the hospitality industry over three decades, operating the Mt Buffalo Chalet for nine years prior to that in Thredbo Alpine Village. She is passionate about community engagement and event establishment and organisation.

The hospital is a lynch pin for our community and she is proud to assist and represent its ongoing success in the community.

Katie Lockey

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Katie is the principal solicitor of Mal Ryan and Glen Lawyers in Mansfield. She commenced her legal career in Melbourne and has practiced in wide and varied areas of the Law.  With clientele from across the spectrum in Mansfield and the surrounding district she has a good understanding of local issues and needs. Katie lives in Barwite with her husband and two delightful young children.

Brenda Happell

Brenda is a registered nurse specialising in mental health.  She has worked as a university academic since 1990 primarily in senior research positions.

Brenda is a Fellow and Board Director of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.  Her primary research interests include the physical health of people accessing mental health services, and consumer participation in the education of health professionals.

During her career she was awarded $14 million in research funding and has over 450 publications in academic journals.

Brenda lives with her partner Steve in Merrijig

Lisa Morgan

Lisa is a senior finance professional with more than 20 years experience in Finance Management, Accounting and Risk Management.  CPA qualified, her career has spanned a variety of senior roles in diverse organisations, from some of Australia’s largest corporations to smaller start-ups and everything in between.

Lisa lives in the Mansfield area with her husband and two girls.

Louis Irving

Lou has worked in public hospitals for over 40 years and is currently Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Director of the Lung Tumour Stream at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.  He is also Director of Clinical Training at RMH and has a strong interest in quality, safety and teamwork in healthcare.

He owns a small property at Tunnel Bend on the Upper Goulburn River which he and his family have been visiting since 1975.

Phillip Officer


Phillip commenced his career as a corporate planner with global multi-national Shell and has over 35 years’ experience in senior corporate management and leadership roles both within complex corporate structures and SME’s.

Phillip is the founding Director of Q-exec Consulting, providing Management Consulting services and Executive search and selection across diverse industry sectors including large corporate, government and SME clients.

His special interests are in Strategic Planning, HR, Finance and Communication.

Phillip and his wife Robin are permanent residents near Piries.

Matthew Hoskin

Matthew is a board director and business leader with over 25 years of experience managing and governing businesses in the healthcare and medical technology sectors.  He has worked in hospitals as well as in industry for both small and large multinational companies.  Now as a medical technology development and commercialism consultant, Matthew assists businesses to deliver innovative medical products that address unmet clinical needs in the healthcare market.

Matthew has a family connection to Jamieson since his ancesstors settled there in 1863, and he and his family currently split their time between Melbourne and their property on the Jamieson river.

Karen Bennetts

Karen has 17 years’ experience in corporate governance and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.  She has worked for government, large corporate and SMEs, including 28 years in the education industry.  Karen moved to Mt Buller in June 2017.

Karen’s interests are in strategic planning and community service.  She has a PhD in Montessori leadership and has recently become involved in the training of organisational administrators.  In 2016, Karen was awarded a State Fellowship Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders for her contribution to the education sector.

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