The Board of Directors governs the Society and has overall responsibility for pursuing its Mission, determining the Strategic Plan and priorities, monitoring implementation and developing a resource base to enable its achievement. The Board is the ultimate decision-making and policy-setting body. It is also responsible for the financial viability of the Society and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements applicable to a company.
The President and all other non-executive Directors are elected by Members of the Society to act in what the Board considers are the best interests of the Society, being the interests of the membership as a whole. More information about the Board of Directors and its responsibilities to members is available in the Society's Constitution.
Directors (elected unless otherwise indicated):
Mike is Director of the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University. Most recently, he worked for Swinburne University, where he was Director of the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre and led the National e-Therapy Centre. His areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, chronic health, cognitive-behavioural and self-based therapies. Mike has been a member of the APS since 1984 and has contributed to the APS in a broad range of leadership roles, including as a Director (2011–2013) and President-Elect (2014) on the APS Board and as National Chair of the College of Clinical Psychologists (2004–2006). He has also served on the Constituent Units Review Committee, the National Psychology Education and Training Reference Group, the Ethical Guidelines Committee, Health Workforce Committee, National Psychology Week Working Group, Conference Committees, DSM-5 Working Group and Australian Psychologist Editorial Group.
Anthony Cichello has accrued 30 years’ experience as a psychologist working in management, executive boards, and in the community as a clinician, College Chair, Board Member, Head of Psychology and Executive Manager in the health, general practice, and the private practice sectors, across three Australian States. Anthony holds membership of three APS Colleges (Clinical, Health and Counselling) and two APS Interest Groups (Psychology and Relationships, e-Psychology), and is also a member of the International Society of Schema Therapists, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Anthony is the immediate past National Chair of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, served as national Secretary prior to this post, and has co-chaired the last four successful APS Clinical College Conferences. Anthony has also served on a number of other APS Committees, including the Periodicals Advisory Committee, Governance, Professional Practice Reference Committee, the Rural and Remote Psychology Taskforce among others.
Lyn was appointed as Executive Director in 2001 and is a member of the APS Colleges of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Community Psychologists and Organisational Psychologists. Lyn was previously the Head of the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University where she continues to hold a professorial appointment. She was the inaugural director of the Victorian Parenting Centre, and in 2001 received a medal of the Order of Australia for service to the welfare of children and families and the advancement of training in the field of child, adolescent and family psychology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.
Dr. Felicity Allen now works as a consultant in her own business and was an Associate Professor at Monash University.Having written Australia’s first book on health psychology, which went to a recent second edition, Felicity is interested in both health psychology and equal opportunity policy and strategy.
She has written three books and co-authored two novels, 34 refereed journal articles, 8 book chapters, 15 monographs, 10 commercial reports and presented at 25 conferences. She is the Chair of the Melbourne Branch of the Australian Psychological Society and Victorian State Chair of the APS.
In many instances her research has required a thorough understanding of epidemiological data, Felicity has a strong commitment to empirical research on various aspects of preventive health and promoting positive health behaviours (for example, vaccination). As a health psychologist, she understands the importance of combining precise measurements of the ‘big picture’ of a health issue with a commitment to fostering behaviour change to promote prevention.
Tim lives in Alice Springs and is Professor in Mental Health at the Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre between Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. As a mental health academic in remote Australia, Tim contributes to research, community development, chronic disease, prevention and early intervention work in schools, and supervision and training. He also provides a psychology clinic for the Central Australian Mental Health Service. He has previously worked at the University of Canberra where he was the Course Convenor of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology program. Tim was an inaugural member of the APS Regional, Rural and Remote Advisory Group and has served on the Private Practice Management Standards Working Group and as Chair of the ACT Branch of the APS.
Michael Carr-Gregg specialises in adolescent psychology and has devoted his career to psychological services for young people. Michael has maintained a high public profile in the media for decades being the first psychologist featured on Channel 9’s primetime TV show ‘’This is Your Life’ for his work in founding CanTeen. He has also written nine books. Michael has been an active member of the APS, serving as a Committee member on the Melbourne Branch, as Treasurer for the past five years. Michael also contributes to the APS by running workshops and study groups on the use of technology in clinical practice, assessing risk and grief in adolescents.
Sue Carter is a professional non-executive director, and a consultant in corporate governance and board effectiveness. She is an Australian Institute of Company facilitator in directors' duties, financial reporting, decision making and board processes. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK, and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and History together with a Master of Applied Science in Organisation Dynamics.
Sue is currently a non-executive director of The Medical Indemnity Protection Society; ANZ Australian Staff Superannuation P/L; First State Super; First State Super Financial Services and Elecnet P/L. She is also Chairman of the Compliance Committee of BlackRock Investment Management (Australia). She was previously a director of the APS and Chair of the Finance, Investment and Audit Committee from 2010 to 2013, and prior to that she was an external member of the Governance Committee and also Chaired the APS Constituent Units Review Committee.
Judith Gullifer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. She is a registered psychologist with a background in professional counselling in rural and remote Australia. Judith has worked as an adolescent and family counsellor, a relationship counsellor, a generalist counsellor, a school counsellor and in her most recent position in primary care. Judith was also a trainer for NSW Health, implementing various programs for professional staff development. She is highly committed to the development of the discipline and profession of Psychology. She holds various positions with the Australian Psychological Society, currently Chairing the Regional, Rural and Remote Advisory Group for the National Board and was a recent convenor of the Rural and Remote Interest Group.
Mary Magalotti is the Founder, Director and Principal Psychologist of Life Resolutions and Virtual Briefcase which include 30 branded Life Resolutions practices and support to a further 140 independently branded practices across Australia. Mary has regularly been a keynote speaker and presenter at psychology and business functions as well as being involved with various media opportunities on topics of psychology. She is a Committee Member of the APS Melbourne Branch, has previously served on the APS Professional Practice Advisory Group and is part of the APS Division of General Psychological Practice. Mary has also contributed to various APS working parties and Interest Groups.
Deborah Wilmoth is the Clinic Director at Bond University with responsibility for the practical training (internship and externship) for the Masters in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Forensic Psychology. Deborah has over 30 years’ experience as a practicing psychologist. Deborah has a long history of active involvement with the APS including being a past APS Board member, Secretary and Chair of the National Committee of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Member and Professional Development Chair for the National College of Forensic Psychologists, and serving on a number of committees including the APS Ethics Committee and the Psychology Workforce Advisory Group.
Nick practises as an organisational psychologist based in Sydney, and undertakes consultancy work nationwide. His continuing professional education has spanned different areas of the profession including many aspects of organisational psychology, assessment and counselling. Nick is a Fellow of the APS and has been a member for over 35 years. He has an extensive history of activities with the APS. Nick is currently the National professional development (PD) coordinator for the College of Organisational Psychologists, and serves on the Advisory Board for the APS Institute and the APS PD Advisory Group. He has previously served as Co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2008 IOP Conference, member of the APS Governance Review Steering Committee, National Chair of the College of Organisational Psychologists, and Secretary of the ACT Branch.