Board of Directors
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.
Our Directors are entrusted with the responsibility for securing the continued wellbeing, quality services and growth of the organisation.
Chair - Neami
Committees: Member - Governance Review; Member - Finance, Audit and Risk Management; Member - Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance
Occupation: Senior Consultant at Thoughtpost Governance
Qualifications: MA; B Com (Hons); BA; FCHSM; FCSA; FGIA; GAICD
Occupation: Managing Director, Yaran Management Accounting, and TQCSI-Yaran
Qualifications: B MGT, PostGradDip Gov
Occupation: Director, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Community Options Australia; Facilitator Workplace Equality and Respect, Our Watch
Qualifications: B Bus, Health Eco/Admin, Health Mgt
Dr Shaymaa Elkadi
Occupation: Managing Director, The Humble Mission of Melbourne
Qualifications: Exec Master PA, PhD Psychology
Committees: Member - Finance, Audit and Risk Management
Occupation: Principal, Conus Business Consultancy Services
Qualifications: BSci (Hons), CA, GAICD, MIMC
Committees: Member - Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance; Member - Governance Review
Occupation: Program Manager, Mental Health and Disability Advocacy, Victoria Legal Aid
Qualifications: DipEd; BA; LLB (Hons); PostGradDip TESL
Vice Chair - Neami
Joined April 2016
Committees: Chair – Governance Review; Member – Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance
Occupation: Retired. Most recent appointment, Assistant Secretary, Mental Health Services Branch, Commonwealth Department of Health
Qualifications: BA (Welfare Studies); MA (Health Services Studies)
Committees: Member - Governance Review; Member - Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance
Occupation: Independent Mental Health Consumer Consultant
Qualifications: GAICD, CertIV Mental Health – Peer Work
Committees: Chair - Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance
Occupation: Principal, Health Nexus Group/Pontonio Consulting Group
Qualifications: BA(Hons), BSW, MASc
Dr Tim Smyth
Occupation: Principal, Health Sector Law, Adjunct Prof, UTS, Management Consultant
Qualifications: MB BS LLB MBA
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).
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.