The Eye and Ear is led by a skilled board of Directors.

They provide strong financial leadership, ensure performance against our strategic priorities and build connections with like-minded health, education and community organisations. This ensures we continue to provide the highest levels of specialist health care for all Victorians.

Dr Sherene Devanesen

Dr Sherene Devanesen (AM)


Dr Devanesen held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Yooralla until February 2021. Before joining Yooralla in January 2014, Dr Devanesen was Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Health. With over 30 years’ experience in the management of health services and medical administration, her experience has provided her with a strong reputation in consumer consultation and engagement and in achieving quality outcomes for human and community services. Dr Devanesen is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Devanesen is currently a member of the Northern Health Board and a member of the Northern Territory Health Governance and Assurance Committee. At the 2024 King's Birthday Honours, Dr Devanesen received a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to community health through governance and administrative roles.

Mr David Anderson - Treasurer

Mr David Anderson


Mr Anderson brings a wealth of experience in finance and audit. He has held senior finance positions within the Departments of Water Resources, Health and Human services within the Victorian Government over 20 years and was Executive Director of Finance at Peninsula Health for 16 years to 2018. He has recently undertaken work for the Department of Health and Healthshare Victoria and is a Director of the newly constituted Grampians Health comprising Ballarat, Edenhope, Horsham and Stawell. He has a demonstrated commitment to the wider community and roles include being a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and previously Treasurer of the State-wide Autistic Society (Vic).

Mr Simon Brewin

Mr Simon Brewin

Mr Brewin is an experienced non-executive director holding several health-related board appointments, including Uniting Agewell Ltd and Guardian Network. He is experienced in corporate and clinical governance, risk & compliance and strategy. Previously, Mr Brewin held senior appointments within the Victorian healthcare sector including executive director roles at Alfred Health, Monash Health and Peninsula Health. Mr Brewin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, past state branch president of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital nominee as Director to the Board of CERA.

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Ms Chris McLoughlin

Chris has broad experience in public health, leading People and Culture functions at Alfred Health and Monash Health. These roles included the range of people and culture specialties in addition to leadership of the redesigning care function at Alfred Health, in this role Chris combined her skills in culture development with process and system design. She has led teams across a wide range of other industries from manufacturing and state government to large and small consulting firms. Chris works with leaders and organisations to release potential through the design of high performance cultures and teams. She started her career as a social worker, and progressed to development and management roles including establishing child protection and corporate training units for the state government (CSV) in the late-eighties, later leading a large leadership training unit for KPMG . Her work in public health includes a board role with Gippsland Southern Health Service (2018-current).

Mr Bruce Mildenhall

Mr Bruce Mildenhall

Bruce has an extensive background in governance at a public sector and community level. He served as the State MP for Footscray for 14 years, including seven years as Parliamentary Secretary to Premier and nine years as a City of Footscray Councillor. In the health sector he served on the board of a primary health service for more than 20 years. He also chaired the board of the largest residential aged care service in the western suburbs for nine years, led a review of mental health workforce training, and has been a board member of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and a metropolitan hospital. Beyond these involvements, Bruce is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a senior manager in the Victorian public service before entering parliament.

Mr Bruce Ryan

Mr Bruce Ryan

Mr Ryan has extensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) management expertise within the Victorian public health sector and within other Victorian government settings. He has worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to assist with delivery of large-scale ICT enabled projects, and worked closely with Eastern Health during the redevelopment of the Box Hill Hospital and commissioning of an advanced EMR there. He is also a former Chief Information Officer at Yooralla.

Dr Susan Sdrinis

Dr Susan Sdrinis

Dr Susan Sdrinis is a medical practitioner and specialist medical administrator. She has held roles as Executive Director Medical Services and Director Medical Services in Victorian public hospitals, and as a Senior Medical Advisor in the Victorian Department of Health. Her interests are in the areas of clinical governance, medical governance and professional issues, and mentoring clinician managers and medical administrators in training. Dr Sdrinis is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also currently a member of the Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner Advisory Council and a board member of Barwon Health.

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Mr Kyle Vander-Kuyp

Mr Vander-Kuyp joined the Board in August 2023 and brings a wealth of experience across government, corporate, not-for-profits and community organisations. Mr Vander-Kuyp is an Elder and Respected Person at Koori Court. He is a strong advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Culture, travelling extensively to provide mentorship, development opportunities, and cultural support for Indigenous youth. Mr Vander-Kuyp is a former athlete who represented Australia at the Olympics and every major international competition over a 20-year career. Since then, he has held positions across many organisations including as an Ambassador to the Department of Health where he raised awareness for better access to services such as Medicare, Australian Hearing and Centrelink. In addition, he is the Founder and CEO at Killara Foundation, an Ambassador and Speaker at Beyond Blue, a Director at Connecting Home, Leader of Indigenous Programs at Athletics Australia and a Facilitator of RAP Working Groups.