Board Members

Dr John Aloizos AM

Dr John Aloizos AM is the foundation Chair of Inala Primary Care.  Like many of our patients, John was born overseas.  He remembers the journey of leaving Greece, learning English and adjusting to a new culture whilst still a child.  A general practitioner in Brisbane’s south, he has owned his own medical centres and provided care for over 40 years.

John’s clinical interests extend into palliative care and the digital enablers of health.  He became a Member, in the General Division of the Order of Australia, in 2003 for services to medicine.  In the same year he was recognised by the World Organisation of Family Doctors as Global Family Doctor of the Month for his work improving general practice administration and management of asthma and diabetes.  He remains committed to seeing GP capacity to care for chronic diseases well recognised, supported and funded.

In addition to his role at Inala, he has performed much committee work for the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council, immunisation policy committees and groups overseeing pilot services related to chronic disease and palliative care.  Through his vision the Divisions of General Practice around Australia were launched alongside the national general practice quality accreditation body, AGPAL.  He was also active through the formation of the National Primary Care Collaboratives.  These movements saw Australian general practices lead the world for their level of digitization, systematisation and quality.

Trained with the AICD he holds a number of Directorships and appointments including:

  • Chair, Garden City Medical Services Pty Ltd
  • Senior Clinical Reference Lead, Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Non-Executive Director Tonic Health Media Pty Ltd
  • Chair, Best Doctors Australasian Medical Advisory Board
  • Non-Executive Director, Attune Hearing Pty Ltd
  • Member, Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Health Advisory Committee
  • Honorary Member, NPS MedicineWise

The Hon Bernie Ripoll

The Hon Bernie Ripoll is a director with the SAS Group public affairs consultants and advises in the financial services sector. He also is the Chairman of biogas developer Utilitas Group and a works with Fin-Tech businesses across the country. Bernie was the federal Labor Member for Oxley in Brisbane’s South West between 1998 and 2016. During this time, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and chaired the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.

Bernie has been a Director of Inala Primary Care since 2007 when our original constitution required the appointment of a community representative. When our constitution changed in 2015 he elected to continue with the organisation because of his deeply held beliefs on the work of IPC in the local community. Bernie and his family were migrants to Australia, settling in Inala after a period at the then Wacol, Migrant Camp. Like many of our Directors, he is committed to ensure Inala Primary Care continues to serve the ethnically diverse and disadvantaged community that motivated us to create new models of health care.

Bernie holds a Bachelor of Business degree from QUT, has completed the AICD Company Directors Course and is a Member of the IPC Clinical Governance Committee.

Mr Derrick Vickers

Mr Derrick Vickers leads PwC’s Corporate Finance and Restructuring team in Australia.  A long-term Partner at PwC, he holds a Bachelor of Business Accounting and Business Law.  He is also on the National Board of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

Derrick has experience across many sectors including health and mining.  He is the Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee at Inala Primary Care and Member of the Business Expansion Committee.  All of Derrick’s contributions to the organisation are provided pro bono.

Ms Anna Hebron

Ms Anna Hebron is a Senior Executive with Brisbane City Council.  She is also an Appointed Member of the Appeals Tribunal Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.  Anna is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management and has completed the Company Directors Course through AICD.

Experienced in human resources, governance, risk, change and strategy, Anna is a Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee at Inala Primary Care.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a variety of post-graduate governance qualifications.

Mr Greg Goebbels

Mr Greg Goebbels is an experienced CEO and Director.  Prior to his retirement he led Red Cross Queensland through a decade of significant growth and reform and now sits on the Australian Red Cross (Qld) Advisory Board.  He is the Chair of GiveIt, the organisation tasked by the Queensland Government with distributing material donations after disasters.  In his role as Chair of the Inclusive Brisbane Board he advises Brisbane City Council on services and infrastructure required across the community.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and sits on the Business Expansion Committee and the Clinical Governance Committee.

Ms Joanne Jessop

Ms Joanne Jessop has been the CEO of Multicap Limited, a large disability service provider, for over a decade.  During this time she has grown the organisation to have a statewide footprint.  She is also a Director of National Disability Services and CheckUP Australia, a peak body for primary care.   In 2014 she was appointed a member of the Brisbane City Council Parking Taskforce.  In 2016 she finished a three year term on the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal which sets the remuneration for current and former Queensland MPs.

Jo is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate, holds a Master of Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy and a Diploma of Pharmacy.

In November 2017 Jo was appointed a Director of Brisbane South PHN and Chairs the Community Advisory Committee.

Ms Alison Langford

Alison Langford was appointed to the Inala Primary Care Board in November 2017.  She is a Principal of McInnes Wilson Lawyers specialising in insurance law and litigation.  Alison was a key part of the management team of McInnes Wilson which saw the practice develop a national footprint.

She has over 25 years of experience in law and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Law.  She has previously had roles on Hospital District Councils and was a member of the Queensland Medical Board between 2004 and 2007