Another Piece
Of the Jigsaw


The GICS Governance Group comprises health professionals, service managers and leaders, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and people affected by cancer. The group is responsible for strategic decision making, implementation and monitoring of strategies to achieve:
  • Our Mission
  • The Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-2020
  • Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Strategic Objectives
The Governance Group maintains a sustainable model for collaboration of cancer service providers in our region.

Our collaboration model:

Governance Group Terms of Reference

Governance Group Members:
Alex Demidov (Chair) Chief Executive Officer St John of God Ballarat Hospital
Ben Kelly Executive Director Acute Operations Ballarat Health Services
Andrew Freeman Chief Executive Officer East Grampians Health Service
Anne Scott Consumer GICS Consumer Advisory Group
Carmel O'Kane Manager - Wimmera Cancer Centre Wimmera Health Care Group
Ian Kemp Consumer GICS Consumer Advisory Group
Diane Sartori Regional Manager (Ballarat) Western Victoria PHN
Prof George Kannourakis Medical Oncologist & Haematologist Ballarat Oncology & Haematology
Dr Simone Reeves Radiation Oncologist BAROC
Dr Stephen Brown Medical Oncologist BRICC
Dr Swe Htet Haematologist Ballarat Cancer Care
Steven Medwell Operational Director BRICC
Phil Catterson Chief Operating Officer Hepburn Health Services
Judith Perkins Manager Performance Quality and Gov DHHS Regional Office
Kate Pryde Chief Executive Officer Stawell Regional Health 
Joanne Gell Strategic Director GICS
David Deutscher Clinical Director  GICS