Regional

Doyle replacement named for health body

By AAP Newswire

A woman will replace former Melbourne Health chairman Robert Doyle, following his resignation over sexual harassment allegations.

The government on Tuesday named Linda Bardo Nicholls as the new chairperson, with her term to begin on May 13, filling the vacancy left by Mr Doyle who also quit as the city's lord mayor.

In January, a woman claimed he touched her leg and made inappropriate comments to her at a 2016 Melbourne Health awards ceremony.