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Executive Structure Chart

Our Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer

Acting CEO Tony WalkerAssociate Professor Tony Walker, ASM
Responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management and performance of AV, with direct oversight of AV’s legal and media functions. Tony’s extensive career in ambulance includes a range of senior clinical governance, education and operational roles in rural and metropolitan areas. He has been Acting Chief Executive Officer since December 2014.

(Acting) Chief Operations Officer

Mark RodgersMark Rogers, ASM
Responsible for ensuring a collaborative approach to the delivery of integrated, effective and efficient statewide operational services in line with organisational performance targets and Ambulance Victoria’s strategy. This includes leadership and direction in the development and implementation of clinical quality and education services, emergency management, and clinical governance frameworks to ensure AV is positioned to meet its present and future ambulance service delivery needs in the community.

General Manager, Finance and Corporate Services

Rob BarrRob Barr
Responsible for AV’s financial strategy, risk and financial compliance, financial and management accounting services, including compliance with accounting standards and taxation, billing and debt collection, and the Membership Subscription Scheme. Also responsible for information and communications technologies, reporting and analytics, service quality and improvement, records management and commercial services including tendering, procurement and property services.

General Manager, Strategy, Research and Innovation

Sue Cunningham
Responsible for facilitating AV’s strategic direction and driving innovation and change through corporate and strategic planning, undertaking research and evaluation, undertaking operational planning, modelling and analysis and delivery of strategic programs.

General Manager, People and Culture

Rebecca Hodges
Responsible for generalist HR advice, organisational development and culture programs, workforce strategy and capability, employee relations, OHS, return-to-work support, counselling and peer support services, and AV’s payroll function.

General Manager, Clinical and Community Services

Ian Patrick, ASM FPA
Responsible for adult medical retrieval, volunteer and co-responder programs, graduate training and education, ongoing paramedic education, learning and development, clinical standards and audit, driver training, community education and awareness programs, auxiliaries and community engagement.

(Acting) General Manager, Operational Services (OSD)

Mark PitruzzelloMark Pitruzzello
Responsible for non-emergency services and the co-ordination of statewide supply and warehousing. Also responsible for call taking and dispatch, AV’s secondary triage service, operational fleet and equipment and rosters.

(Acting) General Manager, Regional Services

Mick StephensonMichael (Mick) Stephenson, ASM
Responsible for the provision of quality statewide emergency ambulance operations, including the planning and delivery of specialist statewide services such as Air Ambulance, using Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Mobile Intensive Care (MICA) paramedics, Flight paramedics, Ambulance Community Officers (ACOs) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).