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Our Governance

Executive Steering Group

  • Colin Pettit

    Colin Pettit

    Commissioner for Children and Young People
    Chair, Executive Steering Group

    “The establishment of the Centre for the Pursuit of Excellence in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect in Western Australia creates a unique opportunity to place leading research within the efforts of our service sector. This work is particularly timely as organisations respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    The Executive Steering Group brings together representatives from the primary agencies involved in responding to child sexual abuse in Western Australia. This group will guide the research in this field as well as providing governance and oversight.

    This work is a collaboration between government and non-government organisations. Through this, the goal is to achieve better outcomes for Western Australian children and young people impacted by sexual abuse.”

  • Dr Adam Tomison

    Director General
    Department of Justice

  • Ms Caron Irwin

    Assistant Director General, Strategy and Partnerships
    Department of Communities

  • Dr Robina Redknap

    Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
    Department of Health

  • Ms Paula Chatfield

    Executive Director Mental Health
    Western Australian Country Health Service

  • Mr James Thomas

    Executive Director Health Programs
    Western Australian Country Health Service

  • Ms Kelly-Ann Hahn

    Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery
    Western Australian Country Health Service

  • Ms Kim Brooklyn

    Chief Executive Officer
    Parkerville Children & Youth Care Inc.

  • Mr Col Blanch

    Deputy Commissioner
    Western Australia Police Force

  • Professor Leah Bromfield

    Director
    Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

  • Mr Glenn Pearson

    Representative, Aboriginal Cultural Oversight Group, Pursuit of Excellence

    Head of Aboriginal Health
    Telethon Kids Institute

  • Professor Vickie Hovane

    Representative, Aboriginal Cultural Oversight Group, Pursuit of Excellence

    Research Professor
    Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia

  • Louise Giolitto

    Chief Executive Officer
    Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS)