The Board of Directors
The Board of Neami Limited is the legal authority of the company, limited by guarantee and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission (ACNC). Our Directors are entrusted with the responsibility for securing the continued wellbeing, quality services and growth of the organisation.
The Board of Directors has an overriding responsibility to ensure that Neami is appropriately managed for the benefit of all stakeholders.
The role of the Board of Directors is to oversee the governance, compliance, review and risk assessment of the company with a focus on the broader issues of organisational purpose and strategic positioning. Importantly, this includes setting and monitoring the strategic directions and the establishment and monitoring of Board and organisational policies.
Board Membership Requirements
Directors are actively recruited from all sectors of society, including consumers, carers, service providers and community and private sector managers. They are recruited for their skill set, interest and involvement in mental health, dedication to Neami’s vision and mission and commitment to the organisation.
It is not expected that Directors represent the agency or group from which they are drawn but use the knowledge and experience this perspective brings to the whole Board, and therefore the organisation.
Neami Limited Board charter
The Board of Neami Limited is a strong advocate of good corporate governance. The Board is committed to providing an open and transparent platform for all interested parties of the organisation and fulfilling its corporate governance obligations as a charity and a company for the best interests of staff, stakeholders and consumers of Neami services.
The board is governed by a corporate governance framework and is committed to ensuring all statutory, regulatory and compliance duties are adhered to and we strive to provide exemplary mental health services as well as excel in the not for profit sector.
Further to the Board charter below, Neami provides organisational details on our two regulators websites – the ACNC Charities register and the ASIC register. Interested individuals can further access Neami’s governance documentation and company registration material at the above links.
The National Leadership team
The responsibility for managerial strategic oversight of Neami is delegated from the Board to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and thereafter to the National Leadership Team (NLT) – Neami’s executive management. Day to day management of all Neami services is delegated from the CEO to the Chief Operating Officer.
Operational and strategic coordination of the organisation rests with the Safety and Quality Committee, including sub committees for all aspects of clinical governance, infrastructure management, risk management and services to consumers.
The NLT consists of
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Operating Officer
- Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary
- General Manager Corporate Services
- General Manager Financial Services
- General Manager Information and Communications Technology
- General Manager Service Development
- NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA State Managers
- National Manager Services
- General Counsel
Across the country responsibility for implementing directives from the NLT and ensuring a consistently high quality of service to consumers is led by State Leadership Teams (SLT). These teams comprise State, Regional and Service Managers.
Service delivery teams generally consist of
- Service Manager
- Senior Practice Leader
- Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers
- Peer Support Workers
- Operational Support Officers
Corporate Services, Learning and Development, Service Development, ICT, Board and Legal and Finance teams are centred around our Head Office and work across the country to support staff, implement improvements and continue to innovate across all Neami services.