Ermha Board

Ermha’s Board

Agata Jarbin (Chair)
Diploma of International Arbitration, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bachelor of Law (Hons), Bachelor of Economics

Appointed to the Board of Ermha Ltd on 1 June 2015, Agata became Chair of the Board on 23 September 2015.
Over the course of her career, Agata has held a number of senior leadership roles and is currently the Chief Executive officer of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service.  Prior to that she was the Acting Chief Executive Officer of State Trustees. As a Senior Executive, Agata is focused on great client service while balancing the needs of employees and compliance.  Prior to joining State Trustees, Agata was a partner of King & Wood Mallesons.
Agata completed Leadership Victoria’s Folio Community Leadership Program in 2015 and is passionate about advocating for disability services and creating a community that better services those with special needs.

Dean Laurence
Diploma in Corporate Management, Master of Business Administration (General Management), Master of Commerce (Finance)

Dean was invited to join the Board of Ermha Inc. as member and Treasurer in early 2014. On Ermha’s registration as a company in 2015, Dean was appointed a Director and Chair of the FARM Committee. Dean brings with him extensive financial management and business experience across multiple industry sectors, in Australia and overseas and is currently director of two consulting firms providing executive search, and strategic and financial planning services. Dean has a strong interest in mental health support services and improving mental health and well-being in the community.

Scott Phillips (Chair, Consumer and Stakeholder Collaboration Committee)
Accredited Mediator M LEADR, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History and Sociology, Master of Arts(Research), DPhil Soc Anthropology, GAICD

Commencing as Director and member of the Finance and Risk Management Committee on 1 June 2015, Scott has 30 years’ experience in public policy, academic, government and business sectors.
He has worked with boards, executives and community groups to understand their needs and facilitate participatory planning, evaluation and business development. Scott is Director of Kershaw Phillips Consulting, which provides stakeholder engagement and program evaluation research services to health, social sector, manufacturing and educational organisations. His expertise includes multicultural and youth policy; social impact assessment; community engagement; and service planning and evaluation.
Scott is an Honorary Fellow of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and on the Board of Directors of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (Australia and New Zealand).

Yumiko Bonnardeaux
Bachelor of Science (Hons), Graduate Certificate Science Communications, Doctorate of Philosophy, AICD Foundations of Directorship

Yumiko joined the Board of Ermha in January, 2017. Yumiko is a marketing communications strategist with 10+ years experience in government, industry and corporate settings. Over the last ten years, she has provided brand strategy development, marketing and corporate communications execution, stakeholder engagement, project management and change communications counsel to diverse organisations in Victoria and Western Australia and internationally in New York, and volunteered with community service organisations.

She is a passionate advocate for health and social services being accessible to all those who require them and the co-design of those services with those they are intended for.

Donna Markham

Donna Markham is the Chief Allied Health Officer for Victoria (Safer Care Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services) and the Chief Allied Health Officer for the State-wide Equipment Program (providing assistive technology for people with disabilities). She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, Donna has worked in the health care sector for over 15 years.
Donna is recognised as one of Victoria’s leaders in Allied Health and has extensive experience related to clinical governance. She has led many significant healthcare reforms, workforce development changes and research projects and publications, as well as leading the implementation of the Allied Health Credentialing, Competency and Capability Framework. Donna has experience in quality and safety outcomes, risk management, consumer partnerships and cultural diversity. She has also led significant reforms related to Aboriginal partnerships and cultural diversity.

Donna has worked in both public and private health, as well as disability, in a variety of senior management and executive leadership roles and was honoured to become a finalist for the Telstra Victorian Young Business Women’s Award in 2014.
Donna is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Williamson Community Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jenny King (Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee)

Appointed to the ermha Board in December 2018, Jenny is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Strategy Review Committee.
Jenny is an experienced finance professional with extensive executive experience gained across a variety of large manufacturing and distribution businesses (automotive, chemicals, paper, building and dairy processing and packaging) as well as health and aged care. She is also an experienced Non-Executive Director with extensive Board experience gained largely in complex mental health and disability services as well as education. Jenny has an extensive background in all aspects of finance and accounting, strategic planning, budgeting, financial analysis, risk management and corporate governance.
Jenny is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (FCPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership program
Jenny is passionate about delivering a lasting positive change to the lives of those living with a mental disorder.