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Strategic Partnerships Committee

The GenV Strategic Partnerships Advisory Committee provides a formal mechanism to develop a shared understanding of GenV and to provide key stakeholders a platform to provide information and insights into opportunities and risks affecting GenV and its related stakeholders. 

The Committee also serves as a resource in support of the GenV Steering Committee to help analyse issues and arrive at a recommended approach or solutions. It will comprise a collaborative partnership among stakeholders from the private, public and research sectors.

The Committee provides opportunities to key stakeholders to contribute to the development and implementation of GenV. It serves to increase open and transparent communication between GenV stakeholders and to increase opportunities for meaningful collaboration.

Within the GenV governance architecture, the Strategic Partnerships Advisory Committee is advisory rather than decision-making. This responds to lessons learned from international best-practice on the agile delivery of large, complex programs. Thus, the Committee provides strategic advice to the GenV Steering Committee through the GenV Directors.


The responsibilities of the Committee are to:

  • Provide strategic advice to support the aims of the program
  • Encourage ownership and nurture GenV champions in different sectors and organisations
  • Identify stakeholder and public issues that are pertinent to GenV
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with GenV or program sustainability
  • Provide a multi-sectoral, whole-of-state and national perspectives on issues related to GenV
  • Develop and debate shared solutions to complex policy, service and research issues
  • Contribute senior experience and critical reflections to guide GenV program strategy and implementation
  • Support engagement with key GenV partner organisations to enable and progress GenV’s aims and objectives.

The Committee consists of:

  1. Chair: Professor Kathryn North AC, Institute Director, MCRI
  2. Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, The Commission for Children and Young People
  3. Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist, Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
  4. Dr Neil Coventry, Chief Psychiatrist, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  5. Dr Charles Day, CEO, Jupiter Ionics Pty Ltd & Board Member, ANDHealth
  6. Jill Gallagher AO, CEO, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  7. Professor Sharon Goldfeld, Director, Population Health Theme, MCRI
  8. Professor Jane Gunn, Dean Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
  9. Dr Paul Jelfs, General Manager, Social Statistics Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  10. Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health
  11. Catherine Liddle, Chief Executive Officer, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children
  12. Viv Nguyen, Chairperson, Victorian Multicultural Commission
  13. Professor Warren Payne, Executive Director, Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre
  14. Barry Sandison, Ex CEO, Australian Institute for Health & Welfare (AIHW)
  15. Professor Sir John Savill, Executive Director, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
  16. Professor Helena Teede, Executive Director, Monash Partners
  17. Professor Melissa Wake, Director, GenV
  18. Leanne Wells, CEO, Consumers Health Forum of Australia
  19. Natasha Zaritski, Operations Director, GenV
  20. Dino Asproloupos, MCRI Government Relations Manager
  21. Naomi Schwarz, GenV Solutions Hub Co-Lead (Secretariat)