News & Events

23 January 2020

MACH Welcomes Patricia Faulkner AO as new Council Chair

On behalf of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Ms Patricia Faulkner AO as Chair of the MACH Council.


The MACH Council Chair requires experience of the health care sector at a senior level with a deep knowledge of the Victorian health system and with a passion for public service. We are confident Patricia’s experience is more than ideal for the role.


Patricia’s career has spanned the most senior levels of both the public and private sectors. She has been the CEO of Victoria’s largest and most complex government department (Department of Health and Human Services) and a Global Lead Partner (Health) in a major advisory firm (KPMG). She now has a portfolio of Board and advisory roles and has developed high-level skills in the governance of complex organisations across a broad range of industries.  

Until December 2018, Patricia was the Deputy Chairman of St Vincent’s Health Australia, and is currently Chairperson, St Vincent’s Health Australia board subcommittee on the Royal Commissions into Aged Care and Mental Health (Vic).  She formerly chaired the Board of Peter Mac, the CRC on Safety and Alertness and the Federal Government’s Health Infrastructure Fund.


“Patricia brings a wealth of experience to the MACH partnership,” said Professor Sir John Savill, Executive Director of the MACH. “Her skills will be of great help as the MACH seeks to deliver tomorrow’s healthcare today, by translating research for patient benefit,” Sir John added.


We extend a warm thank you to outgoing MACH Council Chair Professor Richard Fox, former Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (2007-2013) and Director of the Department of Clinical Haematology and Oncology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (1985-2006).


Prof Shitij Kapur

Chair, MACH Board

For more information, please contact the MACH office:
(03) 8344 9973


MACH is an NHMRC recognised Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

The mission of MACH is to improve health and wellbeing by integrating medical research, education and clinical care.


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