Our Board

Our Board

We have an engaged and knowledgeable voluntary Board of Directors that meets regularly throughout the year to provide governance and strategic direction through our Chief Executive Officer.

In accordance with the Rules of Sexual Health Victoria Inc, our AGM must be held within five months after the end of each financial year.

Carolyn Morris (Chair)

MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, BCom, University of Melbourne

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2018.

Carolyn is the Chief Executive Officer of YMCA Victoria. Since joining, Carolyn has strategically overseen the organisation’s 150 locations across Camps, Recreation, Children’s Programs, Youth Services, Kingswim and Action Sport. Carolyn has 18 years of experience leading organisations spanning childcare, aged care and retail banking, with a reputation for transforming customer experience, world-class employee engagement results and exponential growth. Carolyn was previously a Chief Financial Officer for five years in Australia and the USA. In 2017, Carolyn chose to dedicate her life to social justice issues. Carolyn is currently the Chair of the YMCA Worldwide Network of CEOs and has previously volunteered as a Director and Treasurer of Fitted for Work and RMIT social ventures.

Special responsibilities

Board Chair (appointed 2022)

Member of Finance & Audit Committee

Ann Maree Keenan

Bachelor of Nursing; Grad Dip Advanced Nursing (La Trobe University), Master Enterprise (University Melbourne), GAID, Williamson Community Leadership Fellow, MACN

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as non-executive Director in 2020.

Ann Maree is a registered nurse with clinical experience across a range of specialties. She has an extensive background in professional leadership and health service operations including over 15 years as a health service executive and within the department of health. She is passionate about the role of nurses and midwives in health care and in advancing the health system safety and quality agenda.

Ann Maree is a Fellow of the Williamsons Community Leadership program and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2020 Ann Maree was named in the Victorian Institute of Public Administration Australia top 50 public sector women as recognition of her leadership, inspiration and contribution to the public service.

Ann Maree serves on a number of other boards.

Ann Maree’s special interests include governance, leadership, quality and consumer experience.

Special responsibilities

Chair, Quality and Risk Committee

John Kuot

BBA & International Studies, Flinders University; MBA, RMIT, MPA-Economic Policy, Columbia University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2021.

John is a multidisciplinary professional with extensive experience across finance, government, technology and the community sector.

John takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategy development. He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organisation, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives material business advantage.

John is currently a Principal Adviser with the Victorian Government and was previously a lending specialist with Westpac Banking Corporation.

In 2016, John, with a group of South Sudanese youths, started a Youth-led organisation named SSAYU, which currently supports thousands of South Sudanese young people across Victoria. John is a Williamson alumnus, holds an MBA from RMIT, and is currently completing a Masters of Economic Policy at Columbia University as a Fulbrighter.

Special responsibilities

Finance & Audit Committee

Dr Angela Lu


Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2022.

Angela is an obstetrician and gynaecologist holding a Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Angela has a long-term interest in women’s reproductive and sexual health and is currently a Consultant Gynaecologist within the Abortion and Contraception Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Angela also works as a Consultant Obstetrician at Monash Health providing pregnancy care.

In addition to her clinical duties, Angela is also actively involved with Quality and Safety improvement committees.

Dr Anna Wilkinson

BNursing, Griffith University, MPH, University of Melbourne, PhD, Monash University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2017.

Anna is a Research Fellow with the Burnet Institute working in the Disease Elimination Program, specifically the EC Partnership which focuses on eliminating hepatitis C. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the Burnet Institute and Monash University, which examined the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections. Anna has an extensive clinical background, including work in rural and remote Australia and the UK. She is passionate about public health and using quantitative data to inform policy.

Special responsibilities

Member, Quality and Risk Committee

Ricki Vinci

CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, Grad Dip Psych, University of Melbourne, Grad Dip Accg, Monash University, Grad Dip Med Sci & BAppSci (MLS), RMIT

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2023.

Ricki is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of CatholicCare Victoria Housing (CCVH). Ricki is an experienced Chartered Accountant, Financial Manager and Company Secretary, with leadership experience in governance, strategy development, risk management and compliance, business development and IT.

Prior to joining CCVH, Ricki was CFO and Company Secretary at Safe Steps. Before that, her career spanned the private and public hospital sector, consulting with a professional services firm, including general management, strategic development, finance and accounting roles at Cohealth, The Women’s Hospital, Mayne Health and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In 2015, Ricki chose to pursue her passion to make a difference in social justice by working in the not-for-profit sector to give back and make a difference.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance and Audit Committee

Ms Anne Howells

BCom, CA, MB (Corporate Governance), FGIA, GAICD

Experience & expertise

Anne rejoined Sexual Health Victoria's Board in 2023, following a long career in corporate governance, and directorial and executive roles in the health and professional sectors. She is a former Chair of our Board and has continued as a member of our Finance & Audit Committee.

With extensive experience in governance, risk management and compliance, Anne has a passion for excellence in customer service and informed decision-making. She is currently Deputy Chairman of Alfred Health, Chair of its Finance Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Anne is enthusiastic about delivering high levels of customer, employee and stakeholder satisfaction. She has formal training and qualifications in commerce, governance and is a Chartered Accountant. Anne is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance and Audit Committee

A/Prof Ines Rio

MBBS (Monash University); Master of Public Health (University Melbourne), Master Health and Medical Law (University Melbourne), FRACGP, FAICD, DRACOG, GradDipVen

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as non-executive Director in 2023.

Ines is a specialist general practitioner with several postgraduate medical qualifications relevant to the provision of clinical care and the optimisation of healthcare systems.

Over the past two decades, Ines has combined her clinical work as a general practitioner with a special interest in the care of marginalised and vulnerable women with medical advisory, health care system governance and reform and leadership roles.

Ines has extensive experience in Board and high-level committee work, including membership on the Victorian Human Research Ethics Committee, the Medical Board of Victoria and in advisory committees for the Federal and Victorian Health Departments.

As well as working as a GP in both the community and at The Royal Women’s Hospital where she also Heads the GP Liaison Unit, Ines is currently Chair of the Board of North Western Melbourne PHN (and Chair of its Clinical Council) and on the TGA Advisory Committee on Vaccines.

Special interests

Member, Quality & Risk Committee