Board Members

Dr Andy Fordyce Chair


Dr Andy Fordyce is a Medical Doctor with a strong connection to rural communities. Hailing from Deniliquin NSW and linked to the local Bass Coast Community he understands the vital role health care plays in rural communities. His primary skill set is in clinical governance, audit and risk management. Andy works at Alfred Health, being employed there for 6 years and continuing his Specialist Training in Anaesthesiology. He has extensive research experience in health systems analysis and cost-effective analysis, including publications in the British Medical Journal and Australian Journal of Surgery, and is currently involved in other clinical research trials at the Alfred Hospital. He holds a position as an assessment surveyor for the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria, which is responsible for hospital accreditation compliance, and is a visiting lecturer at Monash University. Andy joined the KRHS Board in 2023.

Kushal Shah

Kushal Shah – Deputy Chair

CA, LL.B, M.Com, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School

Kushal is a strategic leader in Risk Management, Governance, Compliance and Internal Audit with more than 20 years of professional experience gained in Australia, the UK, China, India and New Zealand. Kushal’s experience consists of senior leadership roles leading ‘in-house’ Risk and Governance functions at large and multinational organisations, senior leadership roles at the ‘Big4’ global consulting firms, and through independent Board and Audit & Risk Committee roles. He has developed deep industry understanding and nuanced insights in diverse industries like healthcare (public and private health), emergency services, public sector, technology, education, energy, banking, manufacturing and retail. Kushal joined KRHS Board in July 2018. Kushal was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board in December 2022.

Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan

BA, BBus. (Banking &Fin.), Grad. Dip Bus (Acc.), SF FIN, GAICD

Patrick is a successful finance executive with specialist skills in financial analysis, financial markets, corporate and structured debt, and investments. He has had an extensive institutional banking and corporate treasury career spanning more than 30 years. Patrick has been a Non-Executive Director of both ‘for purpose’ and commercial entities for over ten years. He currently holds roles as Non-Executive Director (TruePillars RE Ltd), as an Investment Committee member (Thorne Harbour Health) and a Teaching Associate, Monash University, Dept. of Banking & Finance. Patrick has been a frequent visitor to the Kooweerup region over the last 20 years. Patrick joined the KRHS Board in July 2019. Patrick was appointed Chair in December 2021 and is a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee and the Appointment and Appraisal Committee.

Marie Ritchie

GradCert BA (Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, Swinburne)
MAICD, HonMem PDL (Pharmaceutical Defence Limited)

Marie has worked in the Health Profession since 1994, she was CEO at Pharmaceutical Defence Limited and Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Co from 2009 – 2016. Her primary skill set combines Governance, Compliance and Risk. She is passionate about improving health services in the rural region. She regards culture and diversity as a strong focus for any Board of Directors. She is excited by new innovations and highly values respectfulness at Board, Management and Staff level. She is currently a director on the Victorian Pharmacy Authority and The Dolphin Research Institute. Marie joined the KRHS Board in July 2016. She was elected Chair in 2017 and served in this role until December 2021. Marie is currently a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee.

Beverley Walsh

Beverley Walsh

B.Bus., Grad. Mgt. Cert., FCPA

Beverley has more than 20 years’ experience in the Aged Care Sector through roles including General Manager Finance and Administration and Chief Executive Officer. Beverley also has experience in banking and local government. Beverley contributes significantly to the community through her voluntary roles as President, Treasurer and Secretary across a range of community organisations. Beverley joined the KRHS Board in July 2016. Beverley is currently a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee and the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee and the Community Advisory Committee.

Rachael McGann

Rachael McGann

BBus (Human Resources), Post Grad Diploma Industrial Relations

Rachael is an executive level, Human Resources (HR) professional with many years’ experience within a range of major national and multi-national organisations, across a broad variety of industries. For many years, Rachael held international HR roles and for more than 10 years has worked as an independent Consultant, advising major public and private sector organisations (including in the Health Sector), on a range of complex HR and Industrial Relations (IR) issues. An experienced Board member with Degree and Post Graduate qualifications in HR & IR, Rachael is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Living in Nar Nar Goon North, Rachael has lived in the area for more than 20 years. Rachael joined the KRHS Board in July 2017. Rachael is a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee, Appointment and Appraisal Committee, and Community Advisory Committee.

Sally Martin

Sally Martin

PGDip ManipPhty, PGDipBusMgmt, PGDipHealthSci (Leadership and Management) and GAICD

Sally has worked in the health sector since 1990 as a physiotherapist and operational, clinical leader in New Zealand and Australia. She has worked in private practice and public health services and in rural and metro settings. She has also worked in various roles as a physiotherapist, leading Allied Health Technical and Scientific professions, Community, Older Person’s and Rehabilitation, outpatients, radiology, pharmacy and pathology services. Her most recent roles focused on Clinical Governance, Improvement, Patient Experience, Accreditation, Patient Safety and Clinical Risk, Innovation and Learning. This is Sally’s first appointment as a Board Director. Sally was appointed to the Board in July 2022. Sally is a member of the Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance Committee.

Shelley Crowther

BPharm MPH

Shelley is a health professional with more than twenty-five years’ experience in the health sector including in public and private hospitals and primary care. She has held clinical, education and senior leadership roles in Australia in metro, regional, rural and remote settings and in the United Kingdom and Ireland. She has also worked in professional organisations, universities, and regulators, during which time she has developed specialist skills in health policy, advocacy, regulation, government relations, education and research. Shelley has prior experience as Board member of a health profession regulator and has a special interest in safety and quality in healthcare and access to high quality care for vulnerable populations. Shelley is also a registered pharmacist with post graduate qualifications in public health. Shelley joined the KRHS Board in 2023.

Dr Sudeep Saraf


Dr Sudeep Saraf is an experienced healthcare sector leader with qualifications in Psychiatry, Medical Administration, and Law currently working as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Alfred Health. He has worked in a range of senior leadership roles in Victoria, and interstate. He is also a sessional member of Medical Panels, Victoria; until a few years ago a psychiatrist member of the Mental Health Tribunal, Victoria. He is an alumnus of the Williamson Community Leadership Program (WCLP) 2018. Sudeep joined the Board in July 2023.