Executive Management Committee

The NIODA Executive Management Committee is a standing committee of the NIODA Board of Governance.

Tasks of the Executive Management Committee include:

Implement & Improve

Manage the implementation and improvement of NIODA’s administration policies and processes

Manage & Coordinate

Oversee the day-to-day management, coordination and review of NIODA, its ICT & physical environments and its staff

Maintain Records

Keep and maintain accurate records of all organisational operations.

Develop & Review Policies

Develop and review polices and schedule of delegations as directed by the Board of Governance.

Plan & Budget

Support the CEO in the preparation and review of the Business Plan and budget for the Board’s consideration, including capital planning.

Review Recommendations

Review requests and recommendations from the Education Committee regarding amendments to approved budget.


Manage promotion and communication strategies.
Dr Wendy Harding

Dr Wendy Harding

Chief Executive Officer & Director of Academic Programs

Dr Brigid Nossal

Dr Brigid Nossal

Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Director of Consulting

Ms Sally Mussared

Ms Sally Mussared

Director of Administration & Board Secretary

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Master's Course Coordinator & Associate Director of Consulting

Organisation Leadership

The Executive Management Committee Membership consists of:

The Chief Executive Officer

The Deputy Chief Executive Offcier

The Director of Administration

The Director of Academic Programs

The Director of NIODA Consulting

The Master’s Course Coordinator

This committee meets monthly and reports on its activities to the Board of Governance at its quarterly meetings.

There is a quorum of three members that must include the CEO and at least one Director.

Standing agenda items include:

Risk Management

ICT & Physical Environment

Business Unit Reports


Communications and marketing 

PO Box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867

NIODA acknowledges the Kulin Nations, and respective Traditional Custodians of the lands we work on.
We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and recognise their enduring sovereignty which has, and continues to, care for Country.
NIODA welcomes the Uluru Statement from the Heart’s invitation to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a collective movement for a better future.

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