Suicide Prevention Australia is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with our Constitution. The Board is supported by Suicide Prevention Australia Management, Suicide Prevention Australia Members and people with lived experience of suicide. Suicide Prevention Australia governance committees include the Policy Committee; Governance Committee; and Audit and Risk Committee.
In addition to supporting the effective governance of Suicide Prevention Australia, members and people with lived experience of suicide help to guide our work as members of Suicide Prevention Australia program advisory committees. Members of our Board, governance and program committees are passionate advocates for suicide prevention in Australia and bring a wealth of insights and lived experience to their role. We’re grateful for their guidance and input.
The Suicide Prevention Australia Board is currently comprised of nine directors and includes both appointed and elected directors. The appointment and election of directors is as per Clause 5.1 of our Constitution
In the event of a board vacancy of an elected director, nominations are sought from the sector. Nominators do not need to be a member of Suicide Prevention Australia. Once nominations are received, if the number of nominees is greater than positions available, a vote is conducted. Only members of Suicide Prevention Australia have voting rights.