Executive Team

Vicki Poxon

Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor Education, Graduate Diploma Management, Master International Health

Vicki commenced at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service in March 2017. Prior to commencing at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Vicki was CEO for four years at Boort District Health. Previous roles included CEO of West Moreton Medicare Local (Brisbane) and CEO of Brisbane South Division of General Practice.

Vicki is a Director of the VHIA and recently appointed to the Victorian Clinical Council. Vicki has a Masters in International Health and Bachelor of Education and completed leadership courses at Harvard (USA). Vicki has completed the change management program run by the National Health Service (UK).

In Vicki’s spare time she is renovating a house and building a new garden on acreage. Vicki is interested in Aboriginal art, early Australian furniture, fashion and reading.

Rebecca Van Wollingen

Director of Clinical Services
Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing, Masters of Public Health

Rebecca commenced working at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service in April 2018. Before coming to BSHS she was Manager for Camperdown & Lismore Community Health at South West Health Care. Rebecca has experience working in the acute sector and community health in numerous roles including for the Department of Health and Human Services and on international projects.

In her spare time Rebecca enjoys working on her 40-acre lifestyle farm with her husband. She has 30 Alpacas; all called ‘Steve”! She also enjoys studying and is currently working towards her MBA. Once that is completed, she will consider, what’s next.

Dr. Rick Lowen

Director of Medical Services
M.B.B.S., DObRCOG, FRACGP, AACHSE

Dr Rick Lowen is a former country GP who for over 30 years worked at Victorian country regional, metropolitan and private hospitals in senior Emergency Medicine and Medical Administrative positions. Whilst now retired from Emergency Medicine, Rick still practices Urgent Care medicine in Melbourne whilst also providing part-time Visiting Medical Director advice and support to 6 small rural Victorian district hospitals, including at Beaufort & Skipton Health Service. When not working, Rick’s hobbies include music, reading, wilderness travel and hobby farming.

Christena Renouf

Chief Financial Officer
B.Acc (Law), CPA

I have worked in public health finance for 13 years and I have worked in finance for over 25 years in various industries and positions. I have a strong passion for Aged Care and have been involved in residential finance for around 10 years.

I am enjoying working with such wonderful dedicated staff in a pleasant environment. I have a passion for working for rural health services and I value team work and community presence.

External to work I have two adult male children one with a severe disability who keeps me very busy. I love the company of my animals, family and good friends. I am traveling to Europe in 2018 and look forward to the adventure.

Katrina Perroud

Director of Quality and Risk
Bachelor of Nursing, Master’s Business Administrative Management

The Director of Quality and Risk is responsible for the implementation and ongoing monitoring of Quality and Risk Management systems at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service in line with standards that govern our Health Service and legislative obligations relevant to the care and services we provide. The Director of Quality & Risk works with all stakeholders to ensure consumers receive care and services that are personal, effective, connected and safe.

Narelle Harrison

Executive Assistant

Narelle commenced with Beaufort and Skipton Health Service in 2015, as an Executive Assistant to the CEO. Narelle brings to her role, experience of over five years as a legal secretary, before spending a number of years in recreational campsite management. Narelle has also spent several years in hospitality and conference management for Accor, international hotel chain.

She has used her spare time to bring her singing and entertainment skills to many venues throughout Victoria, with her small band of local entertainers. Narelle has also enjoyed many years of travelling, training and teaching in equine sports and loves some quiet time in the garden.