Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer

Robyn Hunter, Chief Executive Officer

Robyn HunterBAppSci (Physio) MBA WCLP 2009 GAICD

Robyn Hunter is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Mind Australia. Robyn has 25 years’ experience spanning senior roles in corporate strategy and planning, operational management, project management and delivery, and management and purchasing of health care in the private sector. Robyn was formerly the CEO of Multiple Sclerosis Limited, a position she held since March 2013. Previously, Robyn was Chief Operating Officer at MSL and held senior roles at Medibank Private for a decade. Her earlier career encompassed management of rehabilitation service delivery in the public and private sector and ten years clinical experience as a physiotherapist in Australia and Canada.

Simon Wrigley, Executive Director Business Services and Company Secretary

Simon Wrigley, Executive Director Business Services and Company Secretary

Simon WrigleyB. Bus., MBA, GIA (Cert)

Simon is Mind's Executive Director Business Services and Company Secretary. He has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles at global financial institutions both in Australia and internationally. As a result, he has developed a strong commercial acumen from holding leadership positions across a variety of business functions including operations, client relationship management, strategic development and business support. Simon’s passion is the delivery of high quality services to clients by the business and its team members. Simon is also a Board member of Mental Health Victoria (MHV).

Nicole Artico, Executive Director Business Development

Nicole Artico, Executive Director Business Development

Nicole ArticoBA (Hons), MBA

Nicole brings to Mind over 12 years’ experience working across the government, commercial and not–for-profit sectors. She began her career working in the Youth Justice division at the Department of Human Services before moving into the not-for-profit sector. She has held senior management responsibility for state-based counselling and mediation services in the family law sector, in addition to residential and community based services for some of the state’s most vulnerable children and young people. She is driven by her aspiration to make a sustainable difference to the lives of those in need, either through direct service provision, or the development and oversight of efficient, effective business systems.

Bronwyn Lawman, Executive Director Operations

Bronwyn Lawman, Executive Director Operations

Bronwyn LawmanRGN, RPN, GDCMH, DIPBUS, MNurs

Bronwyn joined Mind in 2015 as Director Clinical Practice and moved into the Executive Director Operations role on 2016. Bronwyn is a credentialed mental health nurse with 25 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings (both general and mental health). For more than a decade prior to joining Mind, Bronwyn worked in management roles in acute mental health, managing crisis and assessment teams, psychiatric triage services and homelessness teams. As the Operations Director for Peninsula Health Mental Health Service, Bronwyn was responsible for overall operations and strategic planning for service delivery in clinical mental health services.  Among Bronwyn’s areas of special interest are: practice supervision, trauma and LGBTIQ health needs.

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy

Sarah PollockBA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, MBus, PhD

Sarah has worked at the executive level in the social care and mental health sectors for fifteen years. Prior to that, she worked in vocational and higher education in various roles including teaching and learning, education strategy and curriculum development. Sarah combines her strengths in applied research, policy analysis and strategy development with a sound understanding of the operating and business environments of non-government organisations. She is committed to ensuring that we continue to have a strong and vibrant third sector through the delivery of high quality services and advocacy which amplifies the voices and concerns of the people and communities that Mind serves.

Usha Sivanathan, Director Finance

Usha Sivanathan, Director Finance

Usha SivanathanFCPA, CA, CGMA

Usha is an experienced finance professional who over the past 30 years has chosen to work for not-for-profit organisations and has worked for organisations that provide aged care, nursing, employment and mental health services. Usha is especially passionate about working for an organisation that supports people who face mental health challenges. Usha Joined Mind in 2009 as part of the Executive managing the implementation of Mind’s strategic direction, change and growth.

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