Another Piece
Of the Jigsaw


The GICS Governance Group includes health professionals, service managers and leaders, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and people affected by cancer. The group is 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 services providers in our region.

Our collaboration model:

Governance Group Terms of Reference - Update in progress

Governance Group Members:
Alex Demidov (Chair) Chief Executive Officer St John of God Health Care Ballarat
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
Libby Fifis (Deputy Chair) Chief Executive Officer Stawell Regional Health
Dr Swe Htet Haematologist Ballarat Cancer Care
Steven Medwell Director BRICC
Phil Catterson Chief Operating Officer Hepburn Health Services
Dr Stephen Brown Medical Oncologist BRICC
Joanne Gell Strategic Director Grampians Integrated Cancer Service
Judith Perkins Manager Performance Quality and Gov DHHS Regional Office
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