Professor Andrew Way, Chief Executive, Alfred Health was welcomed as the incoming Chair of MPCCC’s Governance Group on 3 May.

Professor Way has served as Alfred Health’s Chief Executive since 2009. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Director of other health related organisations and is a member of several government and other advisory groups.

Professor Way led the development of Victoria’s first Academic Health Science Centre – Monash Partners, which was accredited as an NHMRC Advanced Health and Research Translation Centre in 2015. MPCCC as the Cancer and Blood Disease Theme of Monash Partners, now has the opportunity to benefit from his direction and influence.

“My ambition for MPCCC is to continue to improve the connections between research, education and clinical service improvement to create better services for our patients.” said Professor Way.

Professor Way succeeds Ms Sue Williams, who accepted the role of MPCCC Chair in May 2016, whilst in the position of Chief Executive of Peninsula Health. In October 2017 Ms Williams joined Cabrini as Chief of Health Operations, but continued her leadership of MPCCC to provide continuity and stability.

Ms Williams was fundamental to the delivery of MPCCC’s inaugural strategic plan. She played a key role in consultations with the Victorian Government throughout the development of the plan and was instrumental in achieving seed funding to implement the MPCCC’s collaborative platforms outlined in the plan.

“Navigating the complex and constantly changing environment of the MPCCC partnership is not an easy task, but I am pleased with the accomplishments of the group during my term as Chair”, said Ms Williams.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with the MPCCC leadership team, and wish them all the very best in the future” she added.

The position of MPCCC Chair rotates to a different partner CEO every two years.