The Secretary leads our Executive Board and is responsible for setting strategic direction and management of the department.
Professor Euan Wallace AM
Professor Euan Wallace commenced as Secretary of our department in November 2020.
He is an academic obstetrician and gynaecologist by training. With more than 30 years' experience in clinical practice and medical research, and 15 years' experience in clinical leadership and governance, Euan is a strong advocate for healthcare improvement and the consumer voice.
Euan was the inaugural CEO of Safer Care Victoria, the state's lead agency for healthcare quality and safety. In July 2020, he was seconded to DHHS as Deputy Secretary, jointly responsible for case management, contact tracing and outbreak management.
Euan is also the Carl Wood Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University, a role he will be stepping down from. His research interests are in fetal development, maternal health, stem cell biology and patient safety.