Executive Team

    Executive Team

    Terry Welch

    Chief Executive Officer

    Terry brings ten years of experience leading Victorian regional healthcare services to his role and is a widely-recognised public health leader.

    He has spent the last five years as CEO at Maryborough District Health Service, including overseeing a commitment to its $100 million health campus masterplan development. His leadership was recognised in 2018 as the runner-up Australian Healthcare Week CEO of the Year. Prior to his role in Maryborough he led Yarrawonga Health, which in 2014 was recognised as Rural Health Service of the Year.

    Terry holds a Masters of Business Administration, has completed study at Harvard University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Andrea Floyd

    Executive Director Patient Experience

    Andrea (Andy) began working at MBPH in January 2021 following the transition to public management.  She was a part of the Department of Health transition team and found herself drawn to MBPH through her passion for excellence and need to make a difference.  

    Andy has over 30 years of nursing leadership and healthcare experience, starting her career as a clinical nurse working across many areas including general medicine, renal dialysis, surgical and community care.  Through this clinical work, Andy's passion for patient safety grew and most recently her work had been focusing on developing programs to ensure that patients undergo appropriate and safe treatment and that care is patient centred.  

    Andy has a passion for mentoring and supporting nurses and midwives, and promotes a culture of lifelong learning and professional development. 

    Andy was born in the Mallee and raised in central Victoria.  Her connection to regional and rural Victoria remains strong, and she advocates for regional health needs in many state and national forums. 



    Louise Litten

    Chief Medical Officer

    Louise has more than 25 years’ experience in medicine, coming from a clinical background in General Practice. Louise has relocated to Mildura from Katherine, Northern Territory, where she was the Director of Medical Services at Katherine Hospital.

    She has dedicated her career to regional and rural health, and has experience working in Tasmania, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and now Victoria.

    Louise holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Otago and a Masters in Health Administration from Flinders University, where she was also a senior lecturer.

    David Kirby

    Executive Director Mental Health

    David Kirby brings substantial experience to Mildura Base Public Hospital, having worked as a registered nurse for more than two decades, beginning his career at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, before moving into management roles.

    Returning home to Mildura from the United Kingdom in 2002, David has held a variety of roles including Nurse Unit Manager of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit and Director of Mental Health at Mildura Base Hospital.

    David temporarily left Mildura Base to take up an opportunity as the General Manager for Health at the Mallee District Aboriginal Services, before returning to the role of Director of Mental Health in 2017 and now holds the position as Executive Director – Mental Health.

    David is currently on the board of directors at Murray House, an aged care facility, and has expanded his qualifications with postgraduate degrees in both Mental Health and Management.

    Matthew Jukes

    Executive Director – Finance and Corporate Services

    Graduating from Victoria University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), before completing his CPA qualifications in 2011. Matthew has built a successful career in finance, having held a number of senior roles.

    He started his professional career as an Undergraduate Accountant with Huntsman Chemicals before further developing as a Management Accountant with Linfox Logistics. Matthew joined the health sector as Financial Business Manager with Healthscope, a position he held for seven years. He was then appointed Finance Manager with Healthe Care, Australia’s third largest private healthcare provider, overseeing their Victorian Surgical Hospitals.

    Matthew is an active CPA member, regularly participating in adjudication of CPA exams, mentoring studying CPA members and assisting with exam content development. Matthew has an extensive finance background and brings a high level of financial integrity and strong strategic and risk management skills to his role at Mildura Base Public Hospital.

    Outside of work Matthew enjoys playing competition basketball having played in the Keilor and Melton Basketball Associations and is a life member of the Avondale Raiders Basketball Club.

    Janelle McGregor

    Executive Director People and Culture

    Janelle McGregor has more than 15 years’ experience working as a Human Resources professional across a broad range of roles and industries. She has worked for a number of large national and publicly listed organisations. Janelle began her career as a Remuneration Consultant for Foster’s Group Limited (Carlton & United Breweries) where she worked for five years both locally and in Melbourne.

    Janelle moved back to Mildura where she has worked in generalist and specialist Human Recourses roles, including the Senior Human Resources Advisor for Australian Vintage Limited. Janelle was the Senior Human Resources Advisor at MADEC Australia for six years before she accepted the role of Human Resources Business Partner at the Mildura Base Hospital in 2019 and currently holds the position of Executive Director People and Culture at the MBPH.

    Janelle is a professional member of Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and has a passion for people management including employee relations, organisational culture and engagement.

    Katrina Allen

    Executive Director Clinical Operations

    Katrina has been working in the healthcare industry for almost 33 years.  

    She has extensive experience across a diverse range of healthcare settings, both at Mildura Base Public Hospital (MBPH) and with other providers in the region.  

    Katrina has held senior management roles in hospital access and flow, perioperative services, aged care, and inpatient services and, most recently, has been a part of the Masterplan redevelopment and redesign team at MBPH. 

    Katrina is passionate about providing exceptional patient care and keeping the patient at the centre of all that we do while delivering health care in innovative and contemporary ways to achieve this.  

    She holds qualifications in Health Systems Management and Forensics.