The Association is an incorporated body under the overall management of an Executive Board, The prime duty of the Board is to act as trustee for the membership of the Association and to be accountable to the membership for the overall operation of the Association.
Board members act in an advisory capacity, and as a source of visible influence and knowledge. They actively promote the services the Association provides, and provide support to the Chief Executive Officer in negotiations with the appropriate authorities, corporate bodies and individuals to ensure sufficient funds and resources are acquired to maintain adequate levels of service.
The Board is responsible to review and ratify operations, plans, policies and budgets which are submitted by the Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the organisation, and to monitor these activities, plans and budgets. It is the role of the Board, through the Chief Executive Officer, to ensure that all constitutional, legal and ethical requirements associated with the delivery of services by SHQ are complied with.
If you are interested in joining the board, please complete a Board Member Nomination form. Potential board members need to be members of SHQ: please see our membership page.
Meet our current Board members
Rick has enabled significant cultural, organisational, process and technological change within Resources, Technology and For Purpose Sectors. He influences the way people think, act and behave, enabling the development and implementation of effective strategies, structures and systems to ensure organisations achieve their goals.
Rick is currently Director of Virtual Business Links, a management consultancy focusing on organisational effectiveness delivering transformation through collaboration. He is co-founder and Chairman of the Disruptive Solutions, an accelerator of innovation, enabling makers and builders to change the way the world thinks, behaves and learns. Rick completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course in 2014.
Maria has over 12 years’ experience in operational business management roles across manufacturing and supply chains, with a focus on compliance, strategy and risk. Over that time, she has successfully delivered organisational goals through strong commercial acumen, change management, processes optimisation, and building outstanding team cultures. She currently holds a senior national role with a leading privately owned Australian company.
Maria’s previous governance experience includes family and community organisations. She is presently Chairperson of a successful not-for-profit family centre.
Veronica has vast “on the ground” experience delivering clinical services in the areas of sexual health and women’s health. Veronica is currently a Specialist Clinical Trainer at the Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) where she provides clinical education and training to health professionals and works to build the knowledge and skills of people working in the community.
Veronica’s passion lies in sexual health and at AHCWA she is involved in the development and implementation of strategies that help to decrease STIs and BBVs in Aboriginal people in WA, which includes delivery of sexual health training for Aboriginal Health Workers and others working with Aboriginal people. Veronica is also a Practice Nurse at Mundaring Medical Centre where she specialises in women’s health and provides cervical screening, breast awareness and contraceptive advice and education.
Kenny is currently the Head of Finance and Operations at Perth Festival, having held senior management roles delivering corporate services.
In addition to working across the arts and culture, education and retail sectors, Kenny has spent over 10 years’ with not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia. His expertise includes financial management, governance, company secretarial, risk management, and human resources management.
Kenny is a Chartered Management Accountant, an Associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia, and a member of the AICD.
Meagan currently works as a Research Assistant at Curtin University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, and is currently completing a Master of Public Health. She has worked in the youth/sexual health sector for over 5 years, and is passionate about helping disadvantaged groups to access health services.
Paul is Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters in Urban & Regional Planning programme at UWA where he has been based since 2007.
Since moving to Australia, he has held positions at ECU and the University of South Australia. His primary research expertise/interests lie in geographies and regulation of the sex industry; geographies and sociologies of porn consumption, metropolitan planning in Australia; gender and cultural representation in local government; and, socio-cultural representations of suburbia.
Paul is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Urban Policy and Research, Co-Chair of the 2019 State of Australian Cities Conference; and, co-editor/contributor of the edited volume (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry which won the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia Award for Excellence in Cutting Edge Research. He has published scholarly papers and op-eds on sex work, adult retailing, sex toys, porn consumption, and sexualised leisure. He is currently working on another edited volume, Navigating Sex Work in the 21st Century: Gender, Justice and Policy.
Susan is a young emerging health promotion professional and is passionate about sexual health, social justice issues and human rights. In 2016, she graduated from Curtin University with a double-degree in Health Promotion and Nutrition.
After four years of experience working in the youth-sexual health sector as a peer educator, Susan now works at headspace Joondalup as the Community & Youth Engagement Officer.
Susan joined the SHQ Board in 2017, and has since been undertaking a Diploma of Business for Board Governance with the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Susan sees this as a fantastic opportunity to set a strong foundation for her governance practices at SHQ and beyond.
Katrina has worked with SHQ since 2014 as part of the Information and Education Services unit. She has a Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, and has also undertaken professional development in records management and project management since joining SHQ.
She is currently the Library and Information Coordinator, a role that oversees the running of the SHQ Library and Resource Centre, as well as administering the organisation’s Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS). Katrina is also coordinator of the Rainbow Tick accreditation project, and provides support to the Education and Training team.
Katrina is passionate about the essential services that are provided by SHQ, and proud to represent the wonderful staff who work for the organisation.