Maureen Lewis was appointed Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission on 1 July 2023.
Maureen is an experienced senior executive and accomplished leader, with a proven track record in driving strategy and reform within the mental health sector.
Maureen has previously held the role of Assistant Commissioner Policy, Planning and Strategy at the WA Mental Health 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 (CAHS).
While at CAHS, Maureen played a key role in developing Models of Care and working towards implementing the Infant, Child and Adolescent (ICA) Taskforce recommendations.
In her role as Mental Health Commissioner, Maureen continues to lead significant reforms in the mental health, alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia, including through ongoing involvement with the ICA Taskforce.
The Commission strives to establish mental health, alcohol and other drug systems that deliver quality outcomes for the Western Australian community. The Commission also plans, purchases and provides services, with a budget of $1.358 billion in 2023-24.