Prof Christine Kilpatrick

Prof Christine Kilpatrick is widely respected for building organisational resilience. She trained as a neurologist and specialised in epilepsy.

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In the early 2000s, Christine achieved a Master of Business Administration and made the transition to hospital management. She was appointed Executive Director Medical Services, Melbourne Health (2004/05) and later Executive Director, Royal Melbourne Hospital (2007). Christine is an acknowledged leader in a complex and resource constrained sector. She has led significant advances in the quality of care provided to children and adolescents.

In 2008, Christine was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. She steered the organisation through the design, construction and move to its new internationally acclaimed Parkville campus, where she continues to drive innovation in health service delivery models and paediatric patient care.

Christine continues to actively contribute beyond her professional role. She has previously held the position of Chair of the Victorian Quality Council in Healthcare and of the Methodist Ladies College Board. In 2000, she was elected to the board of Women's and Children's Health, where she was appointed Deputy Chair in 2001 and Chair in 2003. She is a Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Board of Governors, and a Director of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute Board.