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Input from those affected by mental illness is valued at every level of our organisation, which is why the majority of our board members and over half of our staff have lived experience as a consumer or carer.
Chairman - Professor Anthony Harris
Anthony is a research psychiatrist based at Westmead and a SRI Researcher. Anthony has strong interests in the neurosciences, early intervention and cognitive therapy.
Anthony is a Trustee with the Research Trust Fund and has been a member of the Board for 21 years.
Director - Robert Goldie
Robert is a corporate lawyer and a carer of a person living with mental illness. Robert has been a member of the Hornsby - Kur Ring Gai Association, a mental illness group in Northern Sydney, for over 30 years. Robert was elected to the Board in 2013.
Director - Peter Ferguson
Peter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for IRESS Ltd.
Peter is originally a lawyer with a strong background in corporate governance, management and business strategy. Peter was elected to the Board in 2013.
Director - Sonja Schweizer
Sonja is a Carer of her son who lives with schizophrenia.
Sonja is the Office Manager at Schweizer Korbas Legal Practice and
has skills in finance and audit. Sonja was elected to the Board in 2015.
Director - Raj Mendes
Raj is the Managing Director of The Customer Experience Company.
Raj holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Certificate in Management
and Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Raj was elected to the Board in 2017.
Director - Jenny Smith
Jenny is a Consumer Advocate and a One Door Peer Educator.
Jenny does voluntary work as a Youth Mentor with Raise Foundation
and also sits on the CESPHN Mental Health Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee and the Sydney Local Health District's Lived Experience Advisory Panel. Jenny was elected to the Board in 2018.
Director - Bernie Mullin
Bernie is a Public Health Physician, working in health system transformation and is experienced in implementing evidence-based programs.
With her partner, they are carers for their daughter who is living with schizophrenia. Bernie was elected to the Board in 2019.