Leadership & Governance
The Chief Executive Officer is the organisation’s public face and is responsible for operations and major organisational decisions. The CEO is accountable to the Management Committee which is responsible for governance, compliance and financial sustainability. In collaboration with the CEO, they develop and ensure the implementation of the strategic plan.
Craig Stevens – Chief Executive Officer
Craig brings to CNB over 15 years of experience in the mental health and community services sector, spending nine years leading, developing and managing complex community mental health services. He has also served on boards and committees and contributed to communities through extensive volunteer work. Before working in the community sector, Craig spent seven years in banking, finance, marketing, training and events.
Craig’s faith underpins his passion for social justice. He wants to see a world where people are valued and have equal opportunities regardless of their sexuality, faith, gender, race, cultural background, mental health, ability, socio-economic status and life journey.
Inspired by leaders such as Brené Brown, who encourage leaders to be brave and vulnerable, Craig hopes to lead and cultivate an organisational culture that inspires people to be creative, vulnerable, innovative and compassionate in their service to the community.
“We desperately need more leaders committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and self-aware enough to lead from their hearts, rather than unevolved leaders who lead from hurt and fear.” Brené Brown.
Kandy Tagg – President
Occupation: Marketing Manager (retired) and NDIS Tutor
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science; Marketing & Master of Business Administration
Sally Cornelius – Vice President
Occupation: Community Services Trainer & Community Services Leader (retired)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Adult Education (Major in Community Education), Diploma in Community Management, Certificate III in Welfare, Certificate III in Horticulture
Caroline Pearce – Secretary
Occupation: Independent consultant in payments fraud and security
Qualifications: Master (Honors), Pure Mathematics in Philosophy; Master in International Studies
Peter Wood – Member
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts and Law
Chris Lake – Member
Occupation: Investment Banker (retired)
Qualifications: Master Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Phyl Jelinek – Member
Occupation: CEO (retired) ESL Teacher and Volunteer Coordinator
Qualifications: Bachelor of History and Political Theory (Honors)
Clive Bailey – Member
Occupation: Executive (retired), IT Consultant and Board Director, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia & Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (UK)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Accounting & Operations Research, Diploma in Management; Accounting, Marketing and IT, Bachelor of Ceramics Technology