39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900


The Board is responsible for implementing governance policy and developing and approving strategies to better manage the organisation. The Board is appointed by the Governor in Council at the request of the State Minister for Health. The Board is accountable to the community that it serves for ensuring the provision of agreed services within the resources with which they are provided. The Board must therefore be responsive to its staff and the community and have the capacity to address a wide range of policy and governance issues.

To fulfill its role, the Board has members with a range of appropriate expertise and experience. The Board adheres to a code of conduct that outlines the role of governance and the conduct of its members.

The functions of the Board as determined by the Health Services Act of 1988 are:

  • To oversee and manage the health service and
  • To ensure the services provided by the health service comply with the requirements of the Act and the aims of the organisation.


Current Heathcote Health Board members

Wayne McKay

Wayne McKay joined the board in 2013. Most people in town know Wayne as the owner/operator of the Heathcote Newsagency, but Wayne has an extensive knowledge in manufacturing operations, gained in both small business and ‘blue chip’ corporations. Wayne takes pride in his ability to communicate at all levels and build effective teams. Wayne is the Board Chair, Project Control Group Chair and member of the Corporate Governance Sub-Committee.





Ngaire Anderson

Ngaire Anderson joined the board in 2013. As a Paramedic, Ngaire has a history of commitment to community involvement and believes through her experience domestically and internationally in the health care and private business sectors she can positively contribute to the Heathcote community as a Board member at Heathcote Health. In 2014, Ngaire complete the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course. Ngaire is the Deputy Board Chair and a member of the Corporate Governance Sub-committee.





Eugene Meegan

Eugene Meegan joined the board in 2013 and is currently employed at Bendigo Health as the Manager of Youth and Primary Mental Health Services. Eugene is also involved in community development and liaison for primary care, providing clinical direction and policy development for the Youth and Primary Mental Health Services. Eugene has formal education in general nursing, psychiatric nursing and an Advanced Diploma of Business Management. Eugene is the Chair of the Community Advisory Committee and member of the Clinical Care & Safety Sub-Committee.






Danny Stone

Danny is the Community Health General Manager for East Wimmera Health Service. He has a nursing background, originally in mental health, and has focussed on rural health for the last eight years. Having spent a bit of time in Heathcote over the years during his employment at Bendigo Health, Danny is looking forward to the opportunity to giving back to the community through his role on the Heathcote Health Board of Management. Danny is a member of the Clinical Care & Safety Sub-committee.





Vin Keogh

Vin Keogh is our newest Board Member, joining the board in 2015. He is a past Member Australian Institute of Company Directors with high level skills in Financial and Strategic Planning, Facilities and Asset Management and Human Resource Management and Process Improvement. Vin brings a wealth of experience to this role having been an executive director and board member for a number of Melbourne and Geelong based organisations over the past twenty years, including a number of management appointments across local government.

Vin has been married to his wife, Fran, for 42 years and has 3 children and 10 grandchildren ranging in ages from 1-22 years old. Vin moved to Heathcote in October 2014 and is the current Vice President of the Heathcote Bowling Club. he is also an active member of St Mary’s Catholic Church and the Heathcote Football Club.Vin is the Deputy Chair of the Corporate Governance Sub-committee.






Rebecca Holding

Rebecca joined the Heathcote Health Board of Management team in July 2016. She is currently employed as the Head of Risk & Compliance at Swisse Wellness and has past experience in various project management roles. Rebecca completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course in 2015 and has a passion for health and wellbeing. She is excited to be joining the Board of Management at Heathcote. Although based in Melbourne, Rebecca considers herself a part time member of the Heathcote community, spending most weekends in the region on a farm with her family and is looking forward to supporting the local community via her work on the Board.






Ann Lansberry

Ann Lansberry is the CEO for the Community Foundation for Central Victoria where she implemented Australia’s first community Giving Day – Big Give. She is an experienced business executive and change consultant who is deeply involved in her local community. Ann is passionate about strengthening and engaging regional communities. She is excited about how digital innovation can bring people, causes and funding together. Ann loves the food in Central Victoria especially our local cheeses, she has 4 chooks, 3 kids and 2 cats.

Ann holds a Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the School for Social Entrepreneurs as well as holding qualifications in the Neuroscience of Leadership.

Ann is also the Vice President of the Discovery Centre and Director of Australian Community Philanthropy.




Norm Cockerell

Norm joined the Heathcote Health Board of Management in July 2017. He has vast experience in large scale complex change management programmes across the Banking, Insurance and Health industries and have worked in Asia and Australia for high profile brands HSBC, Medibank and Allianz as well as an agent of WorkSafe Victoria. Personal resilience, a collaborative working style, integrity and a commitment to building trust underpins everything he does.

After an extensive career in the Corporate world he is now focussed on developing and supporting businesses that are focussed on his passions of Health and Safety and assisting mature age workers transition to the next stage of their careers. Norm possesses a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In his spare time, Norm is a keen golfer, cyclist and master of the veggie patch.





39 Hospital Street
Heathcote VIC 3523

03 5431 0900
03 5433 3049


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Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm