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 committed to the national strategy of HFMA.

Meet the board below.

Ross Sinclair

President

A/ Executive Director, System Financial Performance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, NSW Health

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.

Tanya Jardine

Vice-President

Alfred Health - Compensable Billing & System Specialist

Tanya has an extensive background in the health sector, principally within service-based health industries, incorporating a wealth of specific experience in senior health management and multi-disciplinary teams.  Tanya Jardine’s current role is with Alfred Health being accountable for business effectiveness and efficiency, revenue outcomes, project management, data compliance and contributing to strategies around governance and process redefinition. Having worked within the not-for-profit, public and private sectors throughout her career pathway she has gained comprehensive knowledge around the dynamics, complexities and key drivers of each sector.  Tanya is an experienced board director and holds a GAICD and MBA.

Thomas Pamminger

Vice President

Central Adelaide 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.

Murray Brown

Treasurer

NT Health Service - Chief Financial Officer

Murray Brown was formally appointed as the Chief Finance Officer for the newly integrated Northern Territory Health Service in September 2021. Before the integration, Murray was the Chief Finance Officer for Central Australia Health Service based in Alice Springs, a role he held for five years. He graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Management and holds full membership status to Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia. Murray has held numerous roles within the Health, Education, not-for-profit and private sector and is passionate about remote health delivery and improved health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Greg Stenton

Board Director

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 the Government. Greg has more than 25 years of 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.

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.

Helen Chalmers

Board Director

SA Health - Executive Director, Health Services Programs & Funding

Helen Chalmers has more years’ experience in the health sector than Helen would like to admit to, working as CFO, COO and CEO in the UK and Australia.Helen is the Executive Director, Health Services Programs in the Department for Health and Wellbeing, SA Health, which is focussed upon the delivery of system-wide health service programs with an operational and strategic focus.Before re-joining SA Health in 2017, Helen was the Health Service Chief Executive, Mackay Hospital and Health Service and had been enjoying locum interim roles as a travelling COO / CEO.  In the UK Helen was a CFO for a number of years, latterly at UCLH, and left the UK as CEO Kingston Hospital Trust.Helen also undertakes hospital accreditation for ACHS, is a rural South Australian married to a farmer, with 2 adult sons, and has several Board and trustee roles.

Karen Walker

Board Director

Mid North Coast LHD - Clinical Information Analysis & Performance Manager

Karen Walker is currently working as the District Clinical Information Analysis and Performance Manager for Mid North Coast Local Health District. She has membership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and CPA Australia and has extensive experience in relation to Performance Reporting and Financial Management across the health sector. Karen is passionate about providing excellent health services to the community and utilising public resources effectively, and utilising health information to support decision making.

Jacquie Ferguson

Board Director

NSW Health Northern Sydney Local Health Network - Director of Finance

Jacquie is the Director of Finance and Corporate Services for NSLHD, qualified CIMA with reciprocal CPA and has completed the Company Directors Course. Her career spans the UK and Australia in health financial management. Jacquie started her career as a graduate trainee for a utility company in the UK and transitioned into Health in 2000. In Australia she has worked for a number of LHDs and Networks as well as the Ministry of Health, her most recent secondment was as Deputy CFO for the State. Jacquie is actively involved in the NSW Chapter for HFMA and has contributed to conferences over the last 5 years.