Introducing the Victorian Government's senior officers providing leadership and strategic direction for the healthcare sector and the broader community.

Chief Health Officer

Dr Brett Sutton is Victoria's Acting Chief Health Officer. Dr Sutton provides expert advice on matters relating to the health and wellbeing of Victorians in the areas of communicable diseases, environmental health, radiation, food safety, drinking water quality and public health emergencies.

Chief Preventive Health Officer

The Chief Preventive Health Officer is Dr Bruce Bolam. Dr Bolam shapes forward directions and strategies for prevention and population health to enhance the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.

Chief Medical Officer

Victoria's Chief Medical Officer is Associate Professor Andrew Wilson. Associate Professor Wilson ensures that Safer Care Victoria and Victorian hospitals have the right systems, governance and processes in place to support our health clinicians to deliver high-quality, safe care.

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer

Adj. Associate Professor Ann Maree Keenan is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Safer Care Victoria and the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer. She provides collaborative and strategic leadership to the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Chief Psychiatrist

Victoria's Chief Psychiatrist is Dr Neil Coventry. Dr Coventry provides clinical leadership and promotes continuous improvement in the quality and safety of mental health services and promotes the rights of people receiving mental health treatment in public mental health services.

Chief Mental Health Nurse

Ms Anna Love is Victoria's Chief Mental Health Nurse. Ms Love provides leadership in the mental health nursing sector, and promotes collaboration between the department and the mental health nursing workforce.

Chief Paramedic Officer

The Chief Paramedic Officer is Mr Alan Eade. He provides strategic clinical leadership and oversees the development of collaborative initiatives to support the delivery of safe, effective, high-quality and integrated paramedic care.

Chief Allied Health Advisor

Ms Kathleen Philip is Victoria's Chief Allied Health Advisor. Ms Philip provides leadership and strategic direction to the allied health workforce. She advocates on behalf of the allied health workforce and professions while generating a greater understanding of the contribution of allied health to the health, and wellbeing of Victorian families and communities.

Chief Advisor on Cancer

Professor Robert Thomas is our Chief Advisor on Cancer and is responsible for the translational research agenda and funding for cancer research in Victoria.

Chief Digital Health Officer

Mr Neville Board is Victoria's Chief Digital Health Officer. Mr Board works with Victoria's public healthcare services to implement clinical information system improvements. He coordinates programs to assure technology operations and cyber security in the healthcare sector, and convenes a number of statewide working and advisory groups to support continual improvement in digital health capability.