Board Members

  Paul McGinness  President 

I have been on the Board of MHF since 2013 and was appointed President in 2017.  I am passionate about supporting those in our local community who seek better mental health.  I see MHF as integral to achieving this by offering services that provide hope and put people first.

In my role I aim to draw on my experience as a senior executive with a large professional services firm, SMEs and running my own advisory firm to help MHF to transition to a self-sustaining business model in the context of the NDIS and provide valuable services for those with a lived experience.
   Trixie Makay  Vice President I have been on the Board of MHF since January 2016.
I have over 25 years’ experience in business, financial and ICT reform as a senior APS executive and now working with the leadership team at KPMG. I am passionate about helping government, not-for-profits and the private sector drive and deliver high quality, sustainable programs and services, particularly in the area of healthcare.
   Dave Talbot  Treasurer

I have been on the Board and acted as Treasurer since April 2016.

I have over ten years' experience working primarily in costing, management accounting (including forecasting, budgeting and analytical reviews), internal audit, management consulting, Government program advisory, financial management and taxation services. These services have been completed in my capacity as an Associate Director at KPMG and were predominantly provided to public sector organisations (i.e. state and federal Government departments).
   Janine Robertson  Secretary

My motivation to join the board came from personal and family circumstances, complemented by management experience in local/federal government and 12 years in the not-for-profit sector.

I am committed to partnerships and community development strategies that will enhance MHF services and strengthen our person-centred approach.
   Brien Hallett  Member  

I have been on the MHF Board since 2016 and believe that our community-based approach is an effective way of assisting people on the journey to better mental health.  I have recently retired after four decades working in various fields including education and public affairs, as well senior executive roles in the Commonwealth Public Service, Government House, and the Parliament.

As a board member of both MHF and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia, I have a particular interest in the role that carers play in supporting family and friends on the road to recovery.
   Angie Ingram  

Chief Executive Officer