Our Board

Chris Dockray


Chris is a legal practitioner, specialising in insurance and corporate law. Chris completed his degree at the University of Tasmania and went on to work with Zeeman Kable and Page for 11 years before setting up his private practice in 1995.

Chris was appointed Chairman of St. Luke's Private Hospital in 1991 until it was sold to Calvary Healthcare in 2004. He has been Chairman of St.LukesHealth for the past 10 years. Chris' strong focus on community has seen him chair the Launceston Steiner School and Springfield Fisheries, vice chair of the Care for Africa Foundation as well as being a director for private start-up companies.

He is currently independent Chairman of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry having been so for 10 years. Chris and his wife have three children and spend their time operating the Lalla Flower Farm.

John Elkerton


John has worked as a Pharmacist in several public hospitals (Royal Hobart, Launceston General, Townsville General in Queensland and Saint Mary's in Portsmouth, UK).

He has been a contributor to HealthConnect, MediConnect and NEHTA through various working groups, with a particular interest in electronic prescribing, decision support systems, adverse drug reaction reporting and other health IT related issues.

Melissa Lukianenko


Mel has worked in the ICT industry for about 25 years and has held many senior roles including chief information officer at Aurora Energy and ICT leader at TasNetworks. In 2016 she started her own ICT Advisory and Project consultancy business in Hobart called Ignite Projects Services.

Mel has extensive experience in developing and implementing ICT strategies, along with a passion for leading and developing people and elevating organisational culture. Mel was awarded Outstanding Contribution by a Woman in ICT by TASICT for her dedication to the industry.

As a director of St.LukesHealth, Mel has been a member of the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Executive and Nomination Committee.

James Robinson


James Robinson is also the Managing Director of In-tellinc which is a private investment and consulting company focussed on providing marketing and commercial assistance to science and technology companies.

James has previously held senior positions at Deloitte Consulting and IBM Global Services. He currently holds a variety of board positions including; Asdeq Labs, Stratokey, and Jade Liquid Software.