Stan brings wide experience over a range of fields to the Board of SPA. He has worked in Commonwealth Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Health. As an experienced public servant, Stan managed various programs including in the areas of chronic disease, ageing and mental health. He is committed to achieving demonstrable and efficient people focused outcomes to programs across differing levels of government.
Stan values the input of not only organisations but also of individuals across the community in the planning, development and implementation of programs. He has a commitment to improving program outcomes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. Stan has developed a broadness of perspectives which were further enhanced when he was a Chief of Staff and Ministerial Adviser to Federal Government Ministers. He works as a volunteer in a local mental health and suicide prevention program and is on the Committee of Canberra’s Greek Community.
In 2018, Stan became Chair of the Suicide Prevention Australia Policy Committee.