Governance

HETI Higher Education Governance

HETI is a registered higher education provider. As a provider, HETI must comply with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 that sit under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. Learn more about our Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) accreditation.

There are two principal governance committees for HETI Higher Education which entitles it to oversee higher education delivery. These are:

  1. HETI Higher Education Academic Board

    The academic board is responsible for ensuring the organisation’s higher education objectives are met. It takes responsibility for academic policy making; academic management; and oversight of best practice in teaching and learning.

    The Higher Education Academic Board reports to the Higher Education Governing Council.

  2. HETI Higher Education Governing Council

The governing council exercises overall responsibility for pursuing the mission and goals of higher education listed in the Higher Education Strategic Plan.

View the Higher Education Governance Model.

The members of governing committees are listed below:

Academic Board Members

Position

Member

Role Title

Chair

Professor Christine Bennett AO

Dean of Medicine & Chair of College Medicine
University of Notre Dame Australia

External Academic

Dr Toby Raeburn

Lecturer in Mental Health
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Nursing
Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney

External Academic

Dr Fiona Shand

Associate Lecturer at NDARC
Team coordinator for the Comorbidity and Trauma Study (CATS), 
University of New South Wales (UNSW)

External Academic

Dr Meg Smith

APS, Fellow Australia Psychological Society (FAPS)

HETI Attendee

Ms Kirstie Aggs

Executive Director Leadership, Management Development and Design

HETI Attendee

Ms Rhonda Loftus

Executive Director, HETI Higher Education

HETI Attendee

Dr Roderick McKay

Director Psychiatry & Mental Health Programs

HETI Attendee

Dr Silke O’Callaghan

Director Education & Training

HETI Attendee

Dr Ashleigh Boyle

Frameworks Coordinator, Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies

HETI AttendeeTBA 
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Student Representative

Linda Newell

Applied Mental Health Studies

Secretariat

Ms Leila Sara

Executive Assistant to HETI Higher Education Executive Director

Governing Council Members

Position

Member

Role Title

Chair

Dr Nick O'Connor

Clinical Director, North Shore Ryde Mental Health Service

External Attendee

Mr Brian Jackson

Director of Finance and Corporate Services, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

External Attendee

Dr Iain Perkes

The University of New South Wales, Black Dog Institute

External Attendee

Ms Susan Palmer

Consumer Representative

External Attendee

Dr Murray Wright

Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol

External Attendee

Ms Joanne Seymour

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

External Attendee

TBA

 

Chair AB

Professor Christine Bennett AO

Dean of Medicine & Chair of College Medicine
University of Notre Dame Australia

HETI Attendee

Adjunct Professor Annette Solman

Chief Executive
Health Education and Training Institute

HETI Attendee

Ms Rhonda Loftus

Executive Director, HETI Higher Education

Secretariat

Ms Leila Sara

Executive Assistant to HETI Higher Education Executive Director

The governing body meets Australian residency membership requirements. All members have been established as fit and proper persons.

HETI governance

The corporate operations of HETI are defined by the legislative provisions under which it is established, the Health Services Act 1997 (NSW), and the role and functions delegated to HETI by the Secretary of the NSW Ministry of Health.

HETI was established as a Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation. In lieu of a board the Chief Executive operates under Sections 52B, 52C and 52E of the Act.

The Chief Executive has equivalent authority to a Board and answers to the NSW Health Secretary who reports to the Premier of NSW Government. Learn more about HETI’s governance.

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For more details regarding the governance and operations of HETI Higher Education, including the location of governance and management please contact us.