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Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership



Mental Health Victoria Ltd (ABN 79 174 342 927) is a public company limited by guarantee. Our Board is comprised of up to 11 non-executive Directors.


Chair: Damian Ferrie, Better Health Network

Deputy Chair: Christopher McDermott, Barrister

Board members:

  • Amanda Bond, CEO - CareChoice
  • Tom Dalton, CEO - Neami National
  • Karenza Louis-Smith, CEO - ermha 350
  • Prof Richard Newton, Consultant Psychiatrist - Peninsula Health Mental Health Service 
  • Peter Pynta, Chief Commercial Officer - Neuro-Insight
  • A/Prof Simon Stafrace, Program Director - Alfred Mental & Addiction Health


Our Patron is Professor Allan Fels AO.

Our Ambassador is Professor Patrick McGorry AO.


Approach to corporate governance

Mental Health Victoria Ltd is governed in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth), the Constitution of Mental Health Victoria, and the Board Governance Charter.

Our approach to corporate governance is based on a set of values and behaviours that underpin day-to-day activities, provide transparency, and protect the interests of stakeholders.

This approach includes a commitment to corporate governance excellence, which Mental Health Victoria sees as fundamental to its sustainability and performance.


Charitable status, tax concessions and fundraising

Mental Health Victoria Ltd is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has endorsed the company as an Income Tax Exempt Charity.

Mental Health Victoria is also endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). 

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