Principal Consultant

Diane Sullivan AM FAICD FAIM ACHSM (CHE) Grad Dip Hlth Admin RN RM

Diane Sullivan Oban ConsultingDiane is the Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Oban Consulting Pty Ltd. Diane has extensive health service executive management and wider organisational experience. As principal consultant for Oban Consulting for over 10 years, Diane has successfully completed strategic and operational planning and reviews, organisation restructures, accreditation and compliance, risk management, financial management and human resource and capital redevelopment projects within Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and mainstream health, community and aged care organisations. Having worked with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations for many years, Diane has a respectful and inclusive approach to capacity building and problem solving within the organisations she works with.

Diane is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, A Fellow of the Australia Institute of Management an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives, an Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution, appointed to the Department of Social Services (Formerly Department of Health & Ageing) Administrator Panel and Advisor Panel, a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, and Certificated Operating Room Nurse and has qualifications in Not-for-Profit Organisation Management.

Diane's current governance experience includes Board member and Chair of South Eastern Palliative Care Ltd, Board member and Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee of Gippsland Medicare Local Ltd., Member of Rumbalara Elders Facility Advisory Committee, External Advisor on Clinical Governance for Inner South Community Health Service, and various Board subcommittee positions. Diane provides governance education and assistance for Aboriginal organisations, Rural Health Services and Aged Care Organisations.

Senior Consultant

A/Professor David Hillis MB BS (Hons), DipRANZCOG, MHA, DEd, FRACGP, FRACMA, FCHSE, FAICD, FRACS (Hon)

Diane Sullivan Oban ConsultingDavid is the Senior Consultant at Oban Consulting. He has significant governance and leadership experience in education and hospital management, research and regulatory activities. The positions he has held have provided strategic and organisational responsibility for corporate and clinical governance, educational program development, quality systems and accreditation, information technology, research, commercialisation, health policy and workforce analysis. This is built on a background of regional and rural clinical experience.  He has a substantial record of leading and implementing organisational and cultural change in the challenging health care and educational sectors. The emphasis has been on delivering the services for today but importantly developing the leaders for tomorrow.

He combines strong strategy and policy perspectives with highly developed skills in implementation. He has been a significant performer in external and media representation, including senior level stakeholder, government and regulatory negotiation. He combines this with a senior Academic Profile at University level with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching commitments. A committed team-based and collaborative player he has been highly effective in building teams with excellent people and communication skills.