Board of Management

Director / Chair – DR ANDREW LEVINGS

Occupation: Owns Marine & forestry service companies and is an adjunct researcher and part-time teacher with Deakin and Curtin University.  
Appointed: August 2014 – third term
Sub Committees: Quality, Safety & Risk Management, Indigenous Advisory

Andrew has extensive multidisciplinary trade and academic training including Applied Geology, Community Studies and a PhD in Marine Science.

Director  – ANITA RANK

Occupation: Glenelg Shire Council Councillor 
Appointed: July 2012 – third term
Sub Committees: Director/Chair Active Health Portland, Quality, Safety & Risk, Chair Consumer Advisory Group and Remuneration

Anita was elected as councillor of Glenelg Shire in 2012 and is actively involved in a number of community organisations.

Anita sits on a number of boards and has a Bachelor of Education in Physicial Education and Health, Diploma of Management and Diploma in Business Governance.

Director – PROF MICHAEL BARTOS – M.Ed, BA (Hons)

Occupation: Research consultant 

Appointed: July 2018

Sub Committees:   Quality, Safety & Risk,  Workforce, Culture & Development and Consumer Advisory





Michael Bartos is a Senior Associate with Outside Opinion, providing support to researchers in Australian universities. He is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Australian National University in Canberra, working on new conceptualizations of ‘posthuman bioethics’.  



Occupation: Retired 
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Alex has extensive experience in health service management and having retired after a 40-year career now has time to use this experience in a voluntary capacity.

His most recent substantive position was eight years at the Royal Children’s Hospital as Executive Director of Redevelopment, with responsibility for all major capital works.

Director – ASSOC PROF LARA FULLER – FRAC-GP, Bach of Medicine & Surgery (Hons)

Occupation: Director of Deakin University’s Rural Community Clinical School
Appointed: July 2019
Sub Committees: Quality, Safety & Risk and Workforce Planning committee



A/Prof Lara Fuller has a graduate certificate in medical education, fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours.


Whilst not a current practicing clinician she has a clinical background as a General Practitioner before moving to education and has a strong connection with training and rural workforce development.

Director – DR ANN MILLER

Occupation: Veterinarian
Appointed: July 2016 – first Year
Sub Committees: TBA in Nov 2016

Ann has worked in the Portland community for many years and volunteered in a variety of roles. She previously served on the Veterinary Registration Board gaining extensive governance experience. She holds a Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Masters of Veterinary Studies.


Occupation: Ministerial
Delegate – Department of Health and Human Services

Appointed: July 2020
Sub Committees: TBA in 2020

Dr Kennedy is a specialist emergency physician who has broad experience in clinical emergency care, retrieval medicine and critical care. He is an expert in systems design, development and improvement, and has a successful career in management and administration. Marcus has worked across the health sector, in rural, regional, metropolitan and tertiary settings and in clinical, administrative, executive and health service board roles.


He worked from 2008-18 as founding Director of Adult Retrieval Victoria, establishing the critical care outreach service as a high-performance organisation, and initiating a progressive approach to education, evidence-based practice, information systems, telehealth and clinical governance.


He has researched and published significantly and now spends his semi-retirement as a traveller, reader, author, health document writer & editor, and as a consultant in health governance. 

Director – PROF MICHAEL BAILEY PhD, MSc (statistics), BSc (hons)

Occupation: Professor of Statistics, Monash University
Appointed: July 2017 – first Term
Sub Committees: Quality, Safety & Risk Management

Professor Michael Bailey is the head statistician for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research centre at Monash University and has been a biostatistician for over 20 years. Michael’s background in medical research prior to intensive care was founded on more than a decade as the principal statistician for one of the largest tertiary and research hospitals in Australia, providing him with a diverse and thorough understanding of medical data.

The Board of Managements primary function is to oversee the governance of Portland District Health. The Board is committed to ensuring the services provided by Portland District Health comply with the requirements of the Health Services Act 1988 and the Objectives, Vision Mission and Values of the service.

The Board consists of up to 12 members appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the advice of the Minister for Health following nominations received by Portland District Health. Each member is appointed for up to a three-year term and is eligible for re-nomination when the term ends. Portland District Health’s Board of Management meets monthly throughout the year.

Portland District Health by-laws enable the Board to delegate various responsibilities. These by-laws are supported by executive delegations and operational responsibility which enables executives and staff to perform their duties through specific delegated authority.

The registered office of Portland District Health is 141 Bentinck Street, PORTLAND VIC 3305.