Executive Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Evans

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 the representative Public Officer who carries out a number of formal responsibilities as defined in NATA’s Constitution (NATA Rules).

General Manager (GM), Business Services

Melinda Spinks

Melinda is a CPA and consumate business professional with over 20 years’ extensive commercial experience. Her previous positions ranged from CFO, Business Manager and also Director of her own business enterprises 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. While initially being engaged as a Project/Change Manager, Melinda also held the position of Manager, People and Organisational Effectiveness. 

As GM, Business Services Group, Melinda is responsible for the key business functions of NATA including Finance, Marketing, Education & office management.

General Manager (GM), Technical and Operations

John Styzinski

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.

General Manager (GM), Compliance and Governance

Tony Vandenberg

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.

Chief People Officer

Belinda McGann

Belinda joined NATA in 2020 and is responsible for managing the Human Resources function.

Belinda’s prior experience has been working for small, medium and large businesses in the HR area, specifically in the areas of leadership, change management, learning and development, industrial relations and strategy.

As Chief People Officer, Belinda is responsible for NATA’s people strategy and ensuring the strategy aligns with the business goals.

Head of Strategic Engagement and Communications

Brendon Moo

Brendon joined NATA in 2021 following more than 20 years’ working in the fast-paced Australian entertainment and media industry.

A former journalist, he is a highly respected senior executive, marketer, content expert and communications professional, having held senior management roles with Australia’s biggest media companies including Foxtel, FOX SPORTS, Presto, the Nine Network, SBS and News Corporation Australia.

He has successfully launched and promoted multiple services, consumer products and tent pole content. His career highlights include General Manager for award-winning subscription television brands The History Channel, The Comedy Channel and FOX8, launching FOX CRICKET Channel for FOX SPORTS, commissioning hits such as The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Australia’s Next Top Model and The Recruit, overseeing pay-per-view events such as Joy Jones Jr v Danny Green and being a producer at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

As NATA’s Head of Strategic Engagement and Communications, he is responsible for the Stakeholder Engagement, Marketing and Communications and Business Development teams.

Head of ICT

Dean Tomlinson

Dean joined NATA in August 2022 and is responsible for the management of NATA’s ICT function, implementation of operational infrastructure and information management systems.

Dean has a diverse set of experiences across multiple industries and company sizes as an ambassador for service performance delivery, along with improving efficiency, capability output, operational leadership, and stakeholder relationships.

As Head of ICT, Dean is accountable to establish information technology goals/objectives, aligning to the strategic plan and identifying appropriate technologies to meet NATA’s emerging needs.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.