Congratulations to our successful Board electees

Kris responds to the storm damage in victorian regional communities during the pandemic.
Kris responds to the storm damage in victorian regional communities during the pandemic.

We are delighted to announce the outcome of the 2021 Mental Health Victoria Board Ballot. We wish to congratulate Lee-Anne Carter and Christopher McDermott for being elected.

Lee-Anne is a Wiradjuri and Noongar woman and parent of four. She is currently Director — Statewide Community Justice Programs at Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

Her career has been dedicated to working with marginalised communities, particularly people with complex needs and disability as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. She has a strong knowledge of the community service and legal sectors.

Lee-Anne is Mental Health Victoria's first Aboriginal Director. She will commence with the Board following our upcoming AGM on 30 November.

Christopher is a barrister with a broad general civil law practice. He is Co-Chair of the Victorian Bar’s LGBTIQ Working Group, Secretary of the Victorian Bar’s Equality & Diversity Committee, and a member of the Australian Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Christopher is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has extensive experience as a Board Director in the Not-for-Profit sector.

He has been re-elected to the Mental Health Victoria Board, having served as a director since August 2019.

"We wanted to thank all the applicants for their interest in MHV and the considerable effort needed to prepare the application," said the Nominations Committee. "We were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the nominations received.

"Congratulations to Lee-Anne and Christopher. We are excited to see your contributions over the months and years to come."