Another Piece
Of the Jigsaw


The GICS Governance Group comprises of people affected by cancer, health professionals, health service administrators and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

The role of the GICS Governance Group is to provide leadership, vision and overall accountability for GICS, ensuring an integrated and collaborative approach to consistent high quality cancer care in Victoria

The Governance Group maintains a sustainable model for collaboration of cancer service providers in our region.

Our Governance 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
Alan Crouch Consumer GICS Consumer Advisory Group
Linda Govan 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 Pohan Lukito Haematologist Ballarat Cancer Care
Steven Medwell Operational Director BRICC
Phil Catterson Chief Operating Officer Hepburn Health Services
Pat Standen Senior Program Advisor DHHS Regional Office
Kate Pryde Chief Executive Officer Stawell Regional Health 
Kerry Davidson Acting Strategic Director GICS
Vacant Clinical Director  GICS