New Policy Committee Members Announced

21 May 2018

Suicide Prevention Australia faciltates a Policy Committee made up of Board Directors and Member elected representatives. 

The Policy Committee provides SPA with a mechanism to integrate policy activity to its governance processes and strengthen the strategic orientation of policy activity, as well as provide greater transparency within SPA regarding policy priority setting, performance and outcomes. The primary role of the Committee is to provide advice to the Board and to and support SPA staff with the implementation of chosen policy priorities and to ensure sound policy processes and operating.

On behalf of the SPA Board and Committee Chair Stan Piperoglou, the SPA team is delighted to announce the new Policy Committee Members. They bring with them an impressive diversity of professional and personal experience as well as a passion for making real, sustainable, practical and positive change through suicide prevention policy.  

A warm welcome to incoming Policy Committee Members:

  • Debbie Evans, Lifeline Tasmania
  • Graeme Holdsworth, Lived Experience Expert
  • John Dalgleish, yourtown
  • Nicolas Brown, batyr
  • Trevor Hazell, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Our warmest thanks also to continuing Members Jorgen Gullestrup, Jacinta Hawgood, Fiona Kalaf and SPA Policy Committee Chair Stan Piperoglou.

Read more about the SPA Policy Committee and their work here.