Board of Directors
Speech Pathology Australia is coordinated and led nationally by a Board of Directors elected directly by the Association’s membership.
The Board of Directors of Speech Pathology Australia is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of the Association's procedures and policies within the rules of the Constitution.
The Board of Speech Pathology Australia currently has seven Directors, with three members of the Board elected to the Office Bearer positions of President, Vice President Operations (VPO) and Vice President Communication (VPC), which forms the Board Executive Subcommittee.
View the current Board of Directors
View Past Councils and Boards and Presidents
Members seeking further information or wanting to discuss their nomination should contact a current Director, or the Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Gail Mulcair.
Board nominations are sought from within the membership on an annual basis, with nominations being due no later than 5.00 pm (AEDT), 31 January in any given year.
This key leadership role offers a wonderful opportunity to develop new skills and contribute significantly to the strategic direction of the Association and the speech pathology profession.
Directors hold major responsibility within the Association and as such, many Directors have never previously undertaken a role with similar legal, financial and strategic management responsibilities.
Every possible support and assistance is provided by experienced Directors, especially members of Board Executive Subcommittee, the Chief Executive Officer and National Office staff.
Detailed information is available in the Director Information and Expectations Package and Director Nomination Form . Directors are required to attend four Board meetings each year.
Any voting member is encouraged to nominate, while retiring Directors are eligible to renominate. Elections will be held if more than three nominations are received.
At Board meetings, decisions affecting the policies, procedures and the business of the Association are debated and resolved.
The Board Executive Subcommittee - President, Vice President (Operations) and Vice President (Communication) meets, in person, ahead of each Board meeting, and on an as required basis via teleconference between meetings.
The Finance, Audit and Risk and Governance Subcommittee also meet on an as required basis, between Board meetings.
The President is the Chair of the Board of Directors. The President also represents the Association in the media, and meets key stakeholders. View a list of the Past Presidents of the Association.
The Vice President Operations (Operations) and the Vice President Communications (Communications) are both members of the Board of Directors.
The Vice President (Operations) supervises the business operations of the Association.
The Vice President (Communications) aims to provide effective communication with and between members of the Board of Directors and the Association’s membership. The Vice President (Communications) also liaises between the membership and the Association’s Ethics Board and the Board of Directors.
Email Gaenor Dixon
Vice President Communications
Email Belinda Hill
Vice President Operations
Email Brooke Sanderson
Email Maree Doble
Email Chyrisse Heine
Email Tim Kittel
Email Marleen Westerveld