Executive Management Team

  Jennifer Evans
Jennifer Evans (CEO)
 
  
          
Melinda Sims 
Melinda Sims
 Sue Harry
Sue Harry
 Rob Passam
Rob Passam
 John Styzinski
John Styzinski
 Tony Vanderberg
Tony Vandenberg

  


JENNIFER EVANS - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jennifer joined NATA in 1987 and was appointed CEO in 2011. Jennifer began her career at NATA as a Scientific Officer with the Medical Testing team. She became the first Manager for Forensic Science and developed NATA’s accreditation program for forensic science laboratories. She followed this with the establishment of the accreditation program for medical imaging practices.

Throughout her long career at NATA ,Jennifer has held a number of key management roles in Quality Management, Compliance, Governance and Operations prior to being appointed as CEO.

As CEO, Jennifer is responsible for the Association and is its’ representative Public Officer which carries out a number of formal responsibilities as defined in NATA's Constitution (NATA Rules).

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MELINDA SIMS - General Manager (GM), Business Services

Melinda is a business professional and qualified CPA who prior to joining NATA has over 20 years commercial experience.  Her previous positions range from CFO, to Business Manager and also as General Manager to her own businesses in the recruitment and retail sectors.

Since joining NATA in 2016 Melinda has worked closely with many areas of the business including Finance, ICT and Operations.  Whilst initially being engaged as a Project/Change Manager, Melinda has been in the position of Manager People and Organisational Effectiveness since October 2018.  During her time with NATA Melinda has held key roles in the following initiatives:

  • Implementation of Finance systems SUN and Time@Work
  • Training and project management of AIMS SP2
  • Running the first Annual Fee process in AIMS
  • Design and implementation of the DRIVE and ACTIVATE training programs

As GM, Busines Services, Melinda is responsible for the key business functions of NATA including Finance, Human Resources, and Engagement and Education and Office Management.

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SUE HARRY - General Manager (GM), Stakeholder Relations

Sue began her career with NATA in 1994 as the State Manager for SA & NT where she oversees the management of the State office and maintains a State stakeholder network.

Sue has held other management positions within NATA prior to becoming a GM, including Stakeholder Relations, Strategic Projects, and Health Strategic Projects when she worked with the Australasian Sleep Association to develop the Sleep Disorders Services accreditation program

As GM for Stakeholder Relations, Sue nurtures and develops NATA's strategic relationships across the government, the corporate sector, professional and industry associations, members and consumers.

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ROB PASSAM - General Manager (GM), Information Communication Technology

Rob joined NATA in 2008 and is responsible for NATA’s Information Technology infrastructure and systems. This includes the ICT network infrastructure, application delivery platforms, ICT support services and corporate information management systems such as the accreditation management system (AIMS), the electronic document and records management system, email, Intranet and Internet.

Rob has 25+ years ICT experience, the past 12 years in senior management positions.

Rob’s industry experience has been gained across a number of private and public sectors including; healthcare; state government; pharmaceutical; laboratory accreditation; and beverage manufacturing.

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JOHN STYZINSKI - General Manager (GM), Technical and Operations

John joined NATA in 1996 as a Medical Testing Scientific Officer and was later promoted to Manager, Medical Imaging, then Technical Manager prior to being appointed General Manager in 2011.

John has overall responsibility for the delivery of NATA’s accreditation programs and related activities and is responsible for maintaining our technical integrity according to national and international standards and those requirements set by the Board.

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TONY VANDENBERG - General Manager (GM), Compliance and Governance

Tony began at NATA in 1996 as a Scientific Officer in Chemical Testing and worked in a number of operational and quality roles before being appointed to the General Manager role in 2011.

Tony ensures NATA’s management systems and accreditation processes are in compliance with relevant international standards (predominantly ISO/IEC 17011 and ILAC/APAC requirements) and other agreements. He also works with the NATA Board to ensure NATA is governed in accordance with the NATA Constitution, NATA Rules, and applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.

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