Richmond Wellbeing is pleased to announce recent changes to its Board of Directors. After six years as Chair, Vicki Taylor has decided to step down from this role at the end of March and the Board has appointed Board Director Tim Marney as the new Board Chair.

Richmond Wellbeing would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution that Vicki has made during her time as Chair. In this period, the organisation has seen considerable growth and diversification in services and significant development of the systems and processes that underpin the business. RW is well placed to continue on this trajectory and Vicki will leave a lasting legacy.

RW is also pleased to announce the appointment of another two Board members:

  • Susan Milos, Managing Director of Leverage Next, a health and business consultancy; and
  • John O’Connor, Chartered Accountant.

A very warm welcome to Tim, Susan and John who bring with them a depth and breadth of experience across a range of state, national and international settings.

Tim Marney has 31 years of experience in economics, health and human services. Tim was the head of the WA Treasury and Chair of the WA Treasury Corporation for almost 10 years. This was followed by over 5 years as WA’s Mental Health Commissioner. In parallel to both these roles, he served on the Board of Beyond Blue for 11 years; 9 as the Deputy Chair.

For the past 8 years, Tim has been the Chair of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Advisory Board. He brings to Richmond Wellbeing his direct lived experience of mental health and as a carer for someone experiencing mental distress.

Susan Milos is a recognised leader, expert and innovator who thrives on making the complex simple in rapidly changing regulated environments. Susan’s experience in governance, regulatory, legal compliance, risk and strategy extends across state, federal and international organisations, boards and committees where she has provided her skills and expertise.  While working as a Regulator for WA Health, Susan created and administered the regulatory system for the WA private health sector and held the Lead Coordinator position for the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009.  Before this, her expertise allowed her to build, commission and run a private hospital.

Previously, Susan worked with the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care, Pharmacy Guild, The Royal College of Nursing and Australian Nursing Federation.  In addition to running her health and business consulting practice, Susan is currently an elected councillor for Hospital Benefit Fund (HBF).

John O’Connor was formerly a partner with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). John spent 34 years at PwC, 24 of those as an audit partner. His PwC leadership roles included managing partner and head of assurance practice. In 2013, John retired from PwC and now holds several non-executive director roles and is an experienced Audit and Risk Management Committee Chair. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

​​​​​​​John is recognised for his extensive professional expertise in finance, risk, audit, and strategy.

RW is extremely pleased to have three high calibre and experienced Board members join the Board. We look forward to their contribution to RW’s governance,  ensuring that together we continue to provide the most accessible and responsive community mental health recovery services in Western Australia.​​​​​​


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