Board of Directors

Ian Whiting - Board Chair

Ian is an experienced health service board director having served as a director of Western District Health Service (WDHS) for 9 years, the last two years as Chair and is a Life Governor. He joined the Board of Hesse in 2020 and is the current Chair. Ian is a retired primary producer and a private company director. Before moving to the Bellarine with his wife Sally, Ian was an experienced sports administrator as a past Regional Manager of the VCFL. He was a respected community leader serving as president of the Branxholme Progress Association, he is a former CFA Captain and past founding president of the Smokey River Land Management group. He also has experience in fundraising, as chair of the WDHS “Top of the Town Ball” in 2010. Ian was educated at Geelong College and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vesna Allan - Director

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Dr Chris Edwards - Director

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Claire Goodwin - Director

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Angela Hurren - Director

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Ben Maw - Director

Kym Peter - Director

Kym has a Bachelor in Business (Economics) and a Masters in Health Science.   

He is passionate about rural health services providing safe quality care through clinical leadership, and compassionate care to the local community and those that access the service on a needs basis.

Kym has previously held a number of management positions in the region, therefore has a broad view of the regional needs and challenges that the community face now and in the future. He has also held Senior management positions in the Grampians and Loddon-Mallee Regions.

Kym previous held a position on the Maternity & Newborn Network (Safer Care Vic) for four years, and Australian College of Critical Care Nursing (ACCCN) (Victorian Branch), representing rural and remote perspective. Currently the chair of the Workforce Advisory Panel for ACCCN (National). Previously a member of the Emission Reduction Policy Branch of the Australian College of Nursing.

Kym has held Board Director position at East Grampians Health Service since December 2019.


Melika Sukunda - Director

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