The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance provides a platform for PHNs to engage in state-wide project coordination, work cohesively across the PHN sector, and streamline communications and engagement efforts.
The Alliance offers a point of contact for stakeholders and partners on issues of a state-wide focus, and mechanism for jurisdictional coordination.
Mr Matt Jones, CEO, Murray PHN is the Chair of the Alliance.
The Chair is formally responsible for overseeing and leading the work of the Alliance and acts as the primary senior contact for the Alliance.
Chair responsibilities include leadership and oversight of jurisdictional efforts, including strategic engagement and development for the purposes of optimising collective levers. Key roles are formalised in the VTPHNA governance arrangements. Efforts are supported by a Deputy Chair. The PHN sector leadership role is a one year appointment, effective for a calendar year.
Matt Jones and Phil Edmondson have been appointed for 2020 as Chair and Deputy Chair respectively.
The Manager of the VTPHNA operates in a senior policy capacity working closely with the VTPHNA Chair and Deputy Chair. Jo-anne Chapman currently holds this role in an interim capacity.