Liz draws on more than 25 years of senior management and leadership experience in the private and public health and not for profit sectors. She commenced her career in nursing and moved into her first senior leadership role as Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Kingston Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital SA in 1990.
In 1996 Liz moved into the not for profit sector developing and implementing quality and risk frameworks for a statewide not for profit community and aged provider. As the CEO of Leading Aged Services Association - Australia (LASA) she was responsible to the Board of Directors for delivering the strategic plan and maintaining operations of the business. The role represented members at state and national Levels to influence governments on ensuring viable and high quality aged care services to the community.
With her experience across the aged care sector Liz moved back into operational leadership roles with the Royal Freemasons Homes of Victoria Ltd in 1998. Her management roles included responsibility for development and implementation of OHS, risk management, quality management, human resources, and property management services.
Liz’s risk and quality management experience saw her move back into the acute health sector in 2005. First with Alfred Health and then with the Victorian Managed Insurance Association (VMIA) as Risk Management Advisor – Victorian Health Sector. She is currently Head of Risk and manages the VMIA Risk Advisory team (key clients are Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education and Training). She provides state-wide support to these Departments and their portfolio agencies to reduce harm and better manage their risks.
Liz operates at all times in an ethical and responsible way with honesty, transparency, and personal integrity. She puts an effort into developing a work environment where people pull together and value collaboration and teamwork. Liz personally manifests strong interpersonal relations by role modelling 'team-player' behaviour, including a willingness to consult and listen.
- Thinks and acts strategically with good judgement, intelligence, and common-sense
- Builds and leverages networks and nurtures internal and external relationships
- Capitalises on diversity to drive improvements and innovation
- Demonstrates business acumen and is risk aware
- Facilitates collaboration and partnerships
- Demonstrates self-discovery and a commitment to personal development
- Listens, understands and provides constructive feedback