Members’ Representatives

As an association of members, each accredited facility automatically becomes a member of NATA.  

A key NATA objective (and part of the NATA Constitution) is to not only encourage member representation but active member participation. To support this, NATA has established a forum of elected Members’ Representatives to act as a conduit between the members and NATA executive management. 

States and terms 

Each state (the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales is combined as a single region) is represented by up to two Members’ Representatives. 

 Activities 

Members’ Representatives facilitate engagement and seek feedback from other members. As part of this process, they also inform NATA management on any issues that may need to be addressed. This communication provides opportunities for continuous improvement including strategic planning and policy development – a great value to NATA, the members and other stakeholders. 

 

Role

  • Represent to NATA all members in their region
  • Act as a two way conduit for information supporting NATA as an association of members
  • Work with NATA to facilitate engagement forums with members
  • Inform NATA management of any matters of which regional members have made the Members’ Representative aware
  • Can act as an alternative interface between members and NATA where anonymity is requested
  • Be actively involved in relevant members’ fora
  • Attend Members’ Representatives Committee meetings
  • Provide support and guidance to fellow members by acting as a sounding board

Code of Conduct

  • Act in the best interests of NATA members and NATA
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with NATA’s Privacy Policy
  • Declare any or potential conflict of interest
  • Endeavour to attend and participate at all meetings
  • Provide timely advice and feedback to members
  • Act in a collegiate manner

Terms of Reference

  • Represent their constituents to NATA and NATA to their constituents
  • Act as a consultative body to NATA’s Board and management with regard to issues of concern to members
  • Act in the best interests of NATA and NATA members
  • Act as a two way conduit for information supporting NATA as an association of members
  • Work with NATA to facilitate engagement forums with members within their sphere of influence
  • Collaborate with other Members’ Representatives to achieve decision making by consensus
  • Relay to NATA management any specific problems of which state/territory members have made the members’ representative aware, relating to NATA’s accreditation activities or those of NATA’s accredited facilities
  • Act in an ‘ombudsman’ role – an interface between members and NATA when members have problems they wish NATA to address but wish to protect their confidentiality

Members’ Representatives by Region

NSW and ACT

Dr Susan Weston
susan.weston@health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Jitendra Parikh
jnparikh@ozemail.com.au

QLD

Mr Andrew Murray
andrew.murray@tr.qld.gov.au

Vacancy

VIC

Ms. Catherine Carolan
Cathy.Carolan@petermac.org

Ms. Doreen Fernandez
doreen.fernandez@agrifood.com.au

SA

TAS

Mr Bob Panitzki
bob.panitzki@furntech.org.au

Mr Trent Mendelssohn
trent@atslabs.com.au

WA

Mr Troy Adriansz
troy.adriansz@dpird.wa.gov.au

Ms Brooke Elliott
brooke@wgls.com.au

NT

Mr Michael Lynch
michael.lynch@nt.gov.au

Vacancy

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Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
Assurance
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Competence
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
Recognition
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
Training
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
International
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
Innovation
NATA provides innovative and timely business solutions that meet the needs of our members and fulfil the expectations of the community. We have the experience and resources to ensure your accreditation provides you and your organisation with unique advantages.