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Appendix B: Membership of Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) National Mental Health Working Group

Page last updated: June 2005

Current at February 2005

Chair (appointed by AHMAC)
State & Territory representatives
Australian Government representatives
Consumer and carer representatives
Other organisations

Chair (appointed by AHMAC)

  • Dr Tony Sherbon
    Chief Executive
    ACT Health

State & Territory representatives

  • Prof Beverley Raphael
    Director, Centre for Mental Health, Department of Health
    New South Wales

  • Ms Ann MacMillan
    Manager Mental Health Unit, Queensland Health

  • Mr Kevin Fjeldsoe
    A/Manager, Mental Health Services, Department of Health & Human Services

  • Dr Peggy Brown
    Director of Clinical Services, Mental Health ACT
    Australian Capital Territory

  • Dr Jonathan Phillips
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Director Mental Health, Mental Health Unit
    Department of Health
    South Australia

  • Ms Bronwyn Hendry
    Mental Health, Department of Health and Community Services
    Northern Territory

  • Dr Ruth Vine
    Director, Mental Health, Department of Human Services

  • Dr Aaron Groves
    Director, Division of Mental Health, Department of Health
    Western Australia
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Australian Government representatives

  • Department of Health and Ageing
    Ms Marion Kroon
    A/Assistant Secretary, Health Priorities & Suicide Prevention Branch

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    Mr Pablo Carpay
    Branch Head, Younger Veterans Branch

Consumer and carer representatives

  • Mr Keith Wilson
    (Carer Representative and Chair of Mental Health Council of Australia)

  • Ms Helen Connor
    (Consumer Representative)

Other organisations

  • Strategic Planning Group for Private Psychiatric Services
    Dr Yvonne White
    Chair, SPGPPS
    Mr Phillip Taylor, Executive Officer (Observer)

  • Primary Care
    Dr Julie Thompson
    Chair, Better Outcomes in Mental Health Advisory Group

  • New Zealand Ministry of Health
    Dr Janice Wilson (Official Observer)
    Deputy Director – General
    Mental Health Directorate


  • Ms Alison Grant
    Secretariat Manager
    National Mental Health Working Group