Portrait of Paul Montgomery

Paul Montgomery

President; Chair, Consumer and Carer Committee
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts and Laws, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Paul has a wealth of experience in strategy and leadership development demonstrated as managing partner of a major law firm and then as principal of a professional services consulting company. He is a director of a number of private companies.

Portrait of Kevin Abrahamson

Kevin Abrahamson

Vice-President; Chair, Appointments and Governance Committee
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws

A practicing lawyer for 45 years, Kevin spent 12 years prior to his retirement as Special Counsel with Middletons (now K&L Gates). In 2009, Kevin received an O’Meara Award and honorary life membership of Wellways. He is active in community affairs with several organisations.

Portrait of Dr Julian Freidin

Dr Julian Freidin

Chair, Clinical Governance Committee
Qualifications: Master of Psychological Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Julian is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Alfred Health and is clinical leader of a specialist outreach service for homeless people who have mental illness. He was President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists between 2005 and 2007. Julian currently chairs the Clinical Governance Committee of the Board, which works with the Executive Leadership Team to monitor the quality and standards of Wellways’ programs.

Portrait of Hon. Reba Meagher 

Hon. Reba Meagher 

Qualifications: Master of Labour Law and Relations, Diploma Industrial Law, Bachelor of Arts, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Reba is a respected and experienced leader with a career that includes leadership of large complex government portfolios such as NSW Minister for Community Services and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. As NSW Minister for Health, she led the largest single employer in Australia, with more than 110,000 employees and contractors, and administered a $15 billion budget. Reba is experienced in complex negotiations and public policy development with successful outcomes such as reform of hospital emergency admissions, expansion and reform of child protection services in NSW and sweeping reforms to the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act. In 2010, Reba was appointed CEO of a large charity with responsibility for all areas of governance and compliance, strategic business development, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Portrait of Kay Toshach 

Kay Toshach 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Grad. Cert. Health Administration, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Kay is an Executive Director at one of the largest public hospital and health services in Queensland, with responsibility for health service planning and community engagement across a large and diverse population. She has leveraged her clinical background to develop extensive experience in corporate governance and partnership development.

Portrait of Julie Babineau 

Julie Babineau 

Qualifications: Master of Administration of Social Work, Bachelor of Physical Education (minor in Psychology), Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Julie has held leadership positions in the health and community services sectors in Australia and Canada, including as Chief Executive of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in NSW. She has a wealth of experience in policy, planning and strategy in respect of the health needs of disadvantaged populations. Julie is the current CEO of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation NSW, a member of the board of the children’s charity, Variety NSW, and a member of the Advisory Council of NSW Ambulance.