New Mental Health Commissioner appointed for next five years
Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson, today announced that Maureen Lewis has been appointed as Mental Health Commissioner for a five-year term.
Ms Lewis has a proven track record of leading and driving change, and throughout her career she has worked in significant leadership roles within the mental health sector.
She has previously held the role of Assistant Commissioner Policy, Planning and Strategy at the WA Mental Health Commission (Commission), Deputy and Interim Chief Executive Officer at the National Mental Health Commission and was most recently the Executive Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health services at the Child and Adolescent Health Service.
From 1 July 2023, Ms Lewis will be responsible for leading the State's efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Western Australians. Improving coordination, accountability and outcomes will be a priority.
Deputy Commissioner of the Commission, Lindsay Hale, has been acting in the role of Commissioner since October 2022 while an extensive recruitment process was undertaken.
During this time, Mr Hale made an invaluable contribution to the lives of Western Australians through his stewardship of the Commission.