Leadership and board

Our board oversee governance, compliance, review and risk. The leadership team take on strategic responsibility and manage the team.  

Board of directors

Our board come from all walks of life. They are chosen based on their skillset, knowledge and experience. As well as their dedication and commitment to Neami.

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Ruth Faulkner

  • Joined: March 2017

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Tony Nippard

Vice Chair
  • Joined: February 2014

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Leesa Chesser

  • Joined: July 2022

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Rick Callaghan

  • Joined: July 2022

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Dr Shaymaa Elkadi

  • Joined: July 2022

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Fiona Nicholls

  • Joined: April 2016

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Silvio Pontonio

  • Joined: February 2019

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Ryan D’Lima

  • Joined: January 2024

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Fiona Bennett

  • Joined: January 2024

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Jane Stanton

  • Joined: January 2024

Neami Limited Board charter

The board of directors make sure the organisation carries out its duties as a charity. They also ensure the organisation is doing what is best for employees, the people who use Neami’s services, and the people who support us.

Neami is regulated by the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Executive leadership team

Our executive leadership group work together to realise our vision and help people experiencing mental health challenges achieve outcomes they value. The executive team provide direction, leadership and prioritisation to achieve impact for the communities we serve.  

They champion culture and support an environment that is curious, caring, collaborative, safe and inclusive – a culture that puts people at the centre of everything it does. 

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Tom Dalton

Chief Executive Officer
  • Joined: 2019

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Kim Holmes

Executive Director Operations, Integrated Wellbeing
  • Joined: 2013

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Helene Nielson

Executive Director Operations, Community Wellbeing
  • Joined: 2020

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Tony McNamara

Executive Director, Service Partnering & Support
  • Joined: 2021

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Elisabeth Tuckey

Executive Director, Research Engagement and Advocacy
  • Joined: 2021

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Lauren Peta King

General Counsel and Company Secretary
  • Joined: 2017

National leadership team

Our Stream directors oversee the operations of our services around the country

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James Bell

Director, Safety and Homelessness
  • Joined: 2023

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Karen Thomas

Director, Community Supports and Wellbeing
  • Joined: 2017

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Nicole Jolly

Director, Integerated Support
  • Joined: 2019

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Peter Warden

Director, Mental Health Hubs
  • Joined: 2023

Join the team

We’d love to have you.

We’d love you to join one of Australia’s largest and most innovative mental health providers and be supported to thrive.