Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO
MBBS, MBA, MD, FRACP, FRACMA, FAICD. FAHMS, DMedSci (Hon)
Professor Christine Kilpatrick AO has been Chief Executive of Melbourne Health since 2017. Previous appointments include Chief Executive, the Royal Children’s Hospital from 2008–2017, Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health and Executive Director Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health 2004–2008. Prior to these appointments, she was a neurologist, specialising in epilepsy.
Professor Kilpatrick AO is a member of several boards including Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), The Florey and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). She was awarded a Centenary medal in 2003 and was included in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2014. In 2017 Professor Kilpatrick AO was a recipient of the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow’s Award, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, in 2018 inducted in the top 50 Public Sector Women and in 2019 appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.