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Our Board

The role of the Eye and Ear Board is to ensure the hospital provides the highest levels of specialist health care for all Victorians. By providing strong financial leadership, thinking strategically and fostering connections with like-minded health, education and community organisations, our Board ensures the Eye and Ear continues to be a world leader in our field.

Sherene Devanesen

Dr Sherene Devanesen
Board Chair

Dr Sherene Devanesen is the Chief Executive Officer of Yooralla. Before joining Yooralla in January 2014, Dr Devanesen was Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Health. With over 30 years’ experience in the management of health services and medical administration, her experience has provided her with a strong reputation in consumer consultation and engagement, and in achieving quality outcomes for human and community services. 

Dr Devanesen is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 David Anderson

Mr David Anderson

Mr Anderson brings a wealth of experience in finance and audit. He has held senior finance positions within the Victorian Government over the past 20 years and has been Executive Director, Finance at Peninsula Health since 2002. David has a demonstrated commitment to the wider community and roles include being a current Fellow and Board member of Australian Health Services Financial Management Association (AHSFMA) and previously Treasurer of the Statewide Autistic Society (Vic).

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Mr Simon Brewin

Over 35 years Simon Brewin has held senior management roles within the Victorian public health sector with Executive Director appointments at Peninsula Health, Monash Health and Alfred Health. Recent experience has been in the oversight of large scale infrastructure, building projects and facilities management. Simon has worked with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services within the Infrastructure, Planning and Delivery Branch in an executive role overseeing the planning and delivery of the governments funded capital programs across public health agencies.

Simon is a Fellow and past state branch president of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Deb Colville

Deb Colville

Associate Professor Deb Colville brings a wealth of clinical experience to the Board, as practicing ophthalmologist and medical educator. She has published over 40 scientific papers, conducts research at the University of Melbourne’s Northern and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, undertakes regular sessional work as ophthalmologist at a number of hospitals, holds a current academic position at Monash University, has held a number of elected positions at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is currently on the RACS Women in Surgery Section Executive. She takes a keen interest in the promotion of women in medicine, including networking internationally. Her qualifications are MBBS PhD FRANZCO FRACS MPH Cert Ed. Dip Management. MAICD.

Roger Greenman

Mr Roger Greenman AM

Mr Greenman is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer and former Board member of Cabrini Health. He has an acute health background with considerable experience in hospital construction and redevelopment.

Linda Hornsey

Linda Hornsey

Linda is currently General Manager for Organisational Transformation at Vision Australia, a provider of services for people who are blind or have low vision. Previously, she was Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Tasmania for nine years, has worked as a journalist and political adviser, and has many years experience in public administration. Linda has experience as a director of a number of statutory boards, including Western Health. She recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.


Llewellyn Prain

Llewellyn Prain

Llewellyn Prain has worked as a commercial litigation lawyer and in senior roles at a number of Victorian government agencies. She is a past chair of the Western Region Health Centre and was an inaugural director of cohealth, one of the largest community health organisations in Australia. She is currently a director of Western Water and the Public Transport Ombudsman of Victoria. Llewellyn has a vision impairment and brings a strong consumer focus to the Board.

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Mr Bruce Ryan

Mr Ryan has extensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) management expertise within the Victorian public health sector, and within other Victorian government and commercial settings. He has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to assist with delivery of large scale ICT enabled projects, and recently worked closely with Eastern Health and LendLease during the redevelopment of the Box Hill Hospital, and commissioning of an advanced Electronic Medical Record there. Bruce is a former patient of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and has a strong interest in the consumer experience within the Victorian health system.