The Board of Directors is the governing body and driving force behind HFMA Australia. The board are dedicated to improving the capability and capacity across the Health Finance sector, and all volunteer considerable time to achieve this.

The Board is responsible for guiding the HFMA team to develop programs, and are commited to the national strategy of HFMA.

Meet the board below.

Shaun Eldridge


Bendigo Health - Chief Financial Officer

Shaun Eldridge is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Bendigo Health, and has previously worked as the CFO of Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and Townsville Hospital and Health Service in North Queensland for two years. Prior to these roles he was in similar positions in the Victorian public health system for 19 years. Shaun has experience in the oversight of finance, planning and non-clinical functions in the health finance sector, and strives to be part of dynamic teams that turn around financial performance.

Greg Stenton


Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria - Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services

Greg Stenton is the Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services, for the Victorian Department of Health. In this role Greg is responsible for managing and reporting on the $14 billion health budget, including working with health agencies to identify financial risks, improvements to financial reporting and preparation of budget submissions to Government. Greg has more than 25 years’ experience in public sector administration, primarily in the health and human services portfolios. With an original background in Human Resources and stints in finance, strategy, and business improvement along the journey, Greg brings a unique perspective to his current role.

Thomas Pamminger


Central Area Local Health-SA Health 
Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Thomas was appointed Chief Financial Officer with NAHLN in June 2017. He has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from the University of South Australia, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand. Thomas has a background in the accounting profession in the audit and corporate services area and working in management and Chief Financial Officer roles in various entities including publicly listed, state government and incorporated bodies.

Melissa Carter


Metro North Hospital and Health Service - Chief Financial and Corporate Officer

Melissa Carter, Chief Finance and Corporate Officer has extensive experience in leadership and engagement with a proven record in adding value through the public health sector. Mel has held Senior positions in both NSW Health and QLD Health for the past 12 years with her most recent role being the Executive Director, Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance within the Department of Health. Mel has led the allocation of $19B of funding for purchasing of Health and Hospital Services ensuring delivery of health outcomes as specified in HHS Service Agreements and has managed the complex consolidation of Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) into Queensland Health.

Neville Onley

Board Director

NSW Health - Executive Director

Neville is currently the Executive Director of Activity Based Management, NSW Health, formerly known as the Activity Based Funding (ABF) Taskforce, established in September 2011 by NSW Ministry of Health to oversee and implement the ABF aspects of the National Health Reform across the NSW Health System. Prior to this Neville held the position of Director Financial Services for the Southern Clinical Support Cluster and was Director of Finance and Corporate Services for the former South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service. Neville has extensive experience in reform processes having been involved in the National Rail Reforms across Australia, the Reform of NSW Ports and Waterways and the Sydney Olympic Games.

Mark Lawrence

Board Director

Western Health - Chief Financial Officer

Mark has a background in commercial enterprises, having worked as a purchasing officer, warehouse manager and inventory controller before moving into finance. He spent the first 15 years in manufacturing before moving into the not-for-profit area in aged care, and finally from there to acute care at Western Health in Victoria. Mark has over 17 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer and has held Board positions with Chaplains without Boarders and HFMA. He also has interests in harness racing, owning, breeding and racing, and has also been a member at Kooyong Tennis Club and 13th Beach Golf Club where he was Treasurer for a time.

Ian Moody

Board Director

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service - Executive Director of Finance and Business Services

Ian Moody joined Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services in 2013 as the Executive Director, Finance and Business Services, after working for more than 15 years in assurance and consulting in various commercial industries locally, in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. With the ongoing pressures faced by those delivering healthcare services, Ian enjoys contributing to the strategies employed to deal with these challenges and ultimately to providing value to patients and the local Gold Coast community.

Ross Sinclair

Board Director

South Western Sydney LHD - Director of Finance

Mr Sinclair is currently working as Executive Director Finance for South Western Sydney Local Health District. He is an accounting professional with extensive experience in both public and private sector organisations, and has a passion for building capability and capacity in large organisations and developing sustainable health care systems to meet future population demands.

Helen Chalmers

Board Director

SA Health - Executive Director, Health Services Programs & Funding

Tanya Jardine

Board Director

Alfred Health - Compensable Billing & System Specialist

Stuart Donaldson

Board Invitee

Monash Health - Chief Financial Officer