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Palliative Care Victoria Board

Palliative Care Victoria is an incorporated association and is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Seven board members are elected by members at an Annual General Meeting and two directors are appointed by the Board. The Board meets regularly to provide sound governance. 

Current board members are: Kelly Rogerson (Chair), Angie Dredge (Vice Chair), Arunesh Choubey (Treasurer), Margaret Aldous OAM, Dr Sandeep Bhagat, Assoc Prof Barbara Hayes, Kate Johnson and Amy Noble. 


The Governance Committee provides advice to the Board on governance policies, board composition and succession planning, assessment of the Board and CEO. The current members are Angie Dredge, Dr Sandeep Bhagat and Amy Noble.

The Finance Risk and Compliance Committee provides advice to the Board and the current members are Arunesh Choubey (Chair) and Bart Clingin.

The Engagement Committee provides advice to the Board on community, consumer and stakeholder engagement and the current members are Kate Johnson, John Clements and Sunita Varlamos.

Call for Board Nominations 2022

The Board of Palliative Care Victoria (PCV) invites nominations from PCV members who are willing to contribute to the governance of PCV and its work, to ensure that all people with a life limiting illness and their families are supported to live, die and grieve well.



Palliative Care Victoria is the peak body representing palliative care and other relevant health services and health professionals, patients, carers and people with an interest in palliative care. We have 155 members, including 89 organisation members.


Adj Assoc Prof Violet Platt, Chief Executive Officer

Maree Chilton, Accounts Manager (P/T)
Ed Hawke, Communications & Marketing Officer (P/T)
Heike Fleischmann, Volunteer Engagement & Capacity Building Manager
Heather Stevens, Office & Member Services Manager

Palliative Care in Aged Care Project Team
Tiffany Button, Project Officer
Lynne Casey, Project Officer
Jenny Cotterell, Project Officer (P/T)
Simon Hore-Thorburn, Project Officer
Jesse Odgers, Project Officer

Our Values


We respect the value, dignity, and human rights of people with a life limiting illness and their families.


We empower people to prepare for dying, grief and loss, and to be supportive and resilient.


We are truthful and ethical in all that we say and do.


We foster compassionate communities and the quality of life of people with a life limiting illness and their families.