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Health Justice Australia welcomes two new board members

As part of the ongoing evolution of our leadership and governance, we’re pleased to welcome Peter Noble and Paula Head to our board.

Together, they bring a wealth of experience in strategic leadership to improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage.

Peter Noble

Peter Noble

When we talk about health justice partnership as a practitioner-led movement, Peter is one of the practitioners we’re referring to.

He brings to the board his significant experience in the design and provision of legal assistance services, and his long history of health justice partnership research, practice and advocacy.

Peter is currently the Executive Director – Regions and Service Delivery, at Victoria Legal Aid.

Health Justice Australia Board Chair, Michael Broadhead says: “Peter is part of Health Justice Australia’s origin story. His US study tour into advocacy-health alliances in 2012 and resultant paper, Advocacy-Health Alliances: Better health through medical-legal partnership, were a catalyst in establishing the organisation and its remit to support the effectiveness and expansion of health justice partnership in Australia.

“In joining the Health Justice Australia board, Peter brings deep experience and perspective from his decades of working across different organisations to improve access to justice in Australia.”

Find out more about Peter here.

Paula Head

Paula joins the Health Justice Australia board with more than 30 years’ experience in governance, accounting and consulting.

Her interest in systems and data, together with her accounting background, have helped her develop a strong understanding of the impacts of systems and process improvements on organisational performance.

Paula is currently Chief Strategy and Governance Officer at Life Without Barriers.

Health Justice Australia Board Chair, Michael Broadhead says: “Paula’s experience in not-for-profit community service organisations across disability, foster care, aged care, homelessness, mental health, and refugee and asylum seekers gives her an understanding of the systemic challenges faced by some groups of people in our society. This has fed into her commitment to improving long-term outcomes for people experiencing disadvantage.

“Paula brings strategy, finance and governance leadership expertise and will make an important contribution to the good governance and sustainability of Health Justice Australia as we look to scale our impact.”

Find our more about Paula here.