Our board

In the same way as our services reflect the diverse needs of our clients, our Board members have a diverse and substantial range of experience in the health, community and corporate sectors.

Professor Elizabeth More, AM, MAICD, Chair

(Appointed November 2015)

Professor Elizabeth More is the Dean of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) School of Business. Her academic qualifications include a BA (Hons) (UNSW), GradDipMgt (Central Queensland), MComLaw (Deakin), and a PhD (UNSW).

Professor More is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and of the Australian Communication Association. She also has extensive experience in consulting to both private and public sector organisations, has worked in executive education, and has been called upon for expert media comment on issues related to management practice and education. Before becoming a university academic, she worked as a classical ballet dancer in theatre and television, and in the advertising industry.

Her academic career spans the key roles of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie and Canberra Universities; Director of the Macquarie University Graduate School of Management (MGSM), and Managing Director of MGSM Pty Ltd ; Chair of Academic Senate at Macquarie University; Foundation Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business at the Australian Catholic University (ACU); Professor of Management and MBA and Research Director at the MGSM; and Academic Director of Macquarie University’s City Campus.

Professor More’s impressive academic achievements were acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday 2005 Honours List, when she received the award of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to education, particularly in the fields of communication, management and organisational change.

Professor More has given conference presentations and published widely, both locally and internationally, in the field of organisation studies - particularly in the areas of organisational change, communication, culture, communications technology and policy, sustainable leadership, knowledge management, change management, and management in the performing arts.

She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Global Responsibility, Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Australian Journal of Communication; the  Journal of Communication Management; The Journal of International Communication; and Knowledge and Process Management – The Journal of Corporation Transformation. She has been awarded research grants from the Australian Research Council, Macquarie University, the NSW Education and Training Foundation, and the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Professor More has been an Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Auditor. She chaired the Audit of La Trobe University in 2004, and was on the trial audit panel for the University of the Sunshine Coast and the panel for the audit of Flinders University in 2006. She was also an assessor for AUQA’s Good Practices Database.

Elizabeth also currently serves as a Director on the Board of AUSDANCE (and Chair of AUSDANCE NSW) and is a Board Member of Shaun Parker & Co Dance Company.

Professor More has previously been a Director, Board of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) (and Chair of the NIDA Academic Board) , Managing Director of MGSM Pty Ltd (Macquarie Graduate School of Management), Macquarie University, Director Board of Sydney Dance Company, Board Member of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), Director Board of SCOPE (Securing Career Opportunities and Professional Employment for artists), Member, Education Board for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

She has held NSW State Government appointments to the Board of AC3 (Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications), as a Member of the NSW Government’s Council on the Cost and Quality of Government, to the Board of AC3 (Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications); and as a Commonwealth Government appointment as a Member of the Government’s Telecommunications Industry Development Authority (TIDA) and to the Tax Concession Committee of the IR&D Board 

Paul Clenaghan

(Appointed 2009)

Paul is the Community and Partnerships Manager for Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Services in the area of Sydney, stretching from Redfern to Canterbury.  A qualified psychiatric nurse he holds a Masters in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Management. Paul has over 30 years of service to people experiencing psychosocial disadvantage, their care and support.  He has published and presented on issues in mental health, drug health and partnerships.  Paul has led projects which have won the Minister for Mental Health Award for Excellence in the provision of Mental health Services and the People’s Choice Award at the 16th Annual NSW Health Awards in 2014 – for “Holistic Health for Mental Health Clients”.

Dr Josey Anderson

(Appointed November 2015)

Dr Anderson is the Clinical Director of the Black Dog Institute, Conjoint Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of NSW and a Psychiatrist Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Dr Anderson is a highly experienced and qualified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and has worked in child and youth psychiatry for over twenty years in several clinical settings.  Josey has been an active leader in the development of community based services for young people, including child and youth mental health services, and three headspace centres in Western Sydney.

Josey is highly regarded as a clinician, academic, teacher and administrator and has been a consultant to many non-government organisations and Ministry of Health committees.

Josey has worked in partnership with the former Richmond Fellowship of NSW and RichmondPRA for many years, initially in the early design of the highly successful Young People’s Outreach Program.  She currently chairs the Consortium for the RichmondPRA headspace service in Bankstown.

Jeremy Thorpe, Treasurer

(Appointed June 2015)

Jeremy is an economist with more than 20 years experience in the public and private sectors. He is currently a Partner at PwC in its national Economics & Policy team, and leads the firm's NSW Government team. He was previously a Director of a boutique economic consultancy and prior to that was at the Commonwealth Treasury and the Productivity Commission.

Jeremy has particular experience is disability and mental health policy, having advised the NSW, Commonwealth and ACT Governments, as well as private not-for-profits on issues as diverse as organisational strategy, program evaluation, the transition to the NDIS and economic impacts of disability/mental health activities.

Jeremy previously was on the board of a not-for-profit for seven years, four of which he was the Chair.

Rachel Slade

(Appointed July 2015)

Rachel was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, Deposits & Transaction Services for National Australia Bank in January 2017. Prior to joining NAB, Rachel was the General Manager, Global Transactional Services (GTS), Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) between September 2014 and 2016. Rachel joined Westpac in July 1999 and held various roles including General Manager, Transformation and Delivery, Head of Group Strategy, General Manager Mergers & Acquisition, Head of International Trade and Payments, Group Head of Diversity and Flexibility. Prior to moving into banking, Rachel worked as a financial services strategy consultant with Andersen Consulting. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) (Macquarie University), Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Graduate, Harvard Business School Women’s Leadership Program. She serves as a director on the Boards of RichmondPRA and NPP Australia Ltd. and a member of the Australian Payments Council. Rachel was the Westpac Group's 2013 General Manager of the Year.

Robyn Carmody

(Appointed - 2010)

Robyn was a Director of Richmond Fellowship of NSW prior to its merger with PRA to become RichmondPRA. Robyn’s involvement with people with a mental health issue began more than 15 years ago when she was involved with the care of a person who was living with a mental health issue. 

Robyn’s involvement with the provision of facilities for those living with mental health issue and their carers has included a position on the Managing Board of Pioneer Clubhouse, as well as involvement with the provision of respite facilities for carers of people with a mental health issues.  Robyn brings a range of personal and industry experience and a community point of view about health services.

Paula Hanlon

(Appointed February 2015)

Paula is employed as the Manager, Consumer Services for North Shore Ryde Mental Health Service. Paula has also worked for the Mental Health Association NSW Inc. and New Horizons Enterprises. Paula is a Surveyor for the Australian Council on Health Care Standards reviewing services across Australia. Paula has a BA majoring in Psychology, and together with her lived experience and personal recovery journey contributes to the progression of mental health reform in Australia She is a member of the The MHS Learning Network Management Committee and the NSW Public Mental Health Consumer Workers Committee. Paula is also a Member of the NSW Mental Health Commission Community Advisory Council; and was Chair of the NSW Mental Health Consumer Workers Committee (2012-13)

Diane Robinson

(Appointed November 2017)

Diane graduated BA LLB (Hons) and LLM (Hons) from the University of Sydney and has been a lawyer for over 35 years. Diane’s professional experience has included legal practice, senior academic positions and appointment to a number of quasi-judicial tribunals.

Diane has been the President of the NSW Guardianship Tribunal, the Deputy President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal as well serving as a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, the Medical Tribunal and as a Principal Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales where she teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Diane is also a member of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing.