The Executive Board collectively provides stewardship of the department and the service system by providing information and advice to the Secretary who, in turn, is responsible to Government and Ministers. It assists the Secretary with strategic leadership to meet the department’s objectives, direction setting, and to ensure compliance and improve performance.
The Executive Board comprises six deputy secretaries who are directly responsible for a specific division within our departmental structure:
Kym Peake, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (chair)
Chris Asquini, Deputy Secretary, Children, Families, Disability and Operations
Terry Symonds, Deputy Secretary, Health and Wellbeing
Nick Foa, Deputy Secretary, Housing, Infrastructure, Sport and Recreation
Amity Durham, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Planning
Melissa Skilbeck, Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management
Carolyn De Gois, Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services.
The CEOs from the three administrative offices in our department join the Executive Board once a month.
Lance Emerson, CEO, Victorian Agency for Health Information