Terri was appointed CEO of PANDA in December 2014, bringing a commitment to developing PANDA’s role as a voice for families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression. Terri brings a wealth of experience to PANDA as an experienced not-for-profit executive. She has previously served as CEO of a professional health association, Deputy CEO/National Program and Policy Manager for Breast Cancer Network Australia and Director of Client Services for Moreland Community Health Services.
Nicki Batagol, Chairperson
Nicki has been a PANDA Board member since 2011, acting as Secretary from 2013-2017, and Chairperson since 2017. Nicki is a Management Consultant specialising in change management and transformation programs. Over the past 16 years she has worked in Australia and London across a range of industries from corporate to the public sector. Having been through her own personal experience of postnatal depression, Nicki is committed to raising awareness of the impact of perinatal depression and anxiety on families.
Ben Lannan, Vice Chairperson
Ben joined the PANDA board in January 2015. A Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ben brings over 17 years’ experience consulting in taxation matters to a range of corporations across industries. He is currently responsible for People at PwC Brisbane, including performance and culture change programs, staff communication and engagement. Ben is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Tax Institute of Australia. He is deeply committed to helping families experiencing perinatal depression after supporting his partner through postnatal depression.
Matthew Stewart, Treasurer
Matthew joined the PANDA board as Treasurer in January 2015. He brings over 40 years’ experience in financial and management accounting across Not for Profit, university administration, manufacturing and the security industry to PANDA. His experience also includes project management, internal auditing, insolvency and mentoring SME Directors. Matthew was a Board member of Kangan Institute (Ministerial appointee) for 6 years and chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. FCPA AFAIM.
Karen Marshman, Secretary
Karen’s career has been in the field of mental health for over 20 years. She studied psychology and has worked therapeutically with individuals, youth and families. Her career has largely been leading organisations in private and NFP sectors in educating and generating agency in support of their wellbeing management. She currently runs Let’s Talk, training and implementing early intervention strategies in organisations and mental health awareness. Karen joined PANDA in April 2017 to assist PANDA’s support of the health of parents and families.
Tony Holland has been with OzHelp for more than four years. Tony is the Chief Executive Officer and leads a team of 25 staff in the head office in Canberra, as well as the Pilbara and Darwin.Tony was previously CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, ACT, as well as Business Manager of Christian Schools Tasmania.Tony joined the PANDA board in 2016.
B. Laws (Hons) | B. Science (Arch) | GAICD
Rebecca joined the PANDA board in January 2015 and is chair of the Board Charter Review Committee. Based in Sydney, Rebecca’s career has spanned legal and commercial roles and she is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rebecca has extensive experience in commercial property and is currently Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate, at AGL. Since becoming a mother in 2012, Rebecca has developed a passion for promoting the care and wellbeing of both women and men at risk of perinatal anxiety and depression.
Samantha is the CEO of Early Childhood Australia and has held a number of governance roles including serving on the boards of ACOSS, AIHW and Parentline ACT. She holds a Master’s Degree in (Community) Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; she is a Graduate of the Company Directors course offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an alumni of the Cranlana Colloquia for Ethical Leadership. Samantha has over 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of social policy and sector development projects in the public, private and NGO sector. She has held roles encompassing service delivery, executive management, consulting, social policy analysis and advocacy. Samantha joined the PANDA board in April 2017.
To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Board please see PANDA’s Statement of Purpose and Rules.