Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Speech Pathology Australia is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of the Association's procedures and policies within the rules of the Constitution.

The Board of Speech Pathology Australia currently has seven Directors, with three members of the Board elected to the Office Bearer positions of President, Vice President Operations (VPO) and Vice President Communication (VPC), which forms the Board Executive Subcommittee.

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Independent (External) Directors This is an animated Gif that flashes the word new in red out of a yellow background.

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking to appoint two volunteer External Directors to join our existing Board of Directors. One of these positions will be sought from suitable applicants who identify as having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander background. Read more…


The President is the Chair of the Board of Directors. The President also represents the Association in the media, and meets key stakeholders. View a list of the Past Presidents of the Association.

Vice Presidents

The Vice President Operations (Operations) and the Vice President Communications (Communications) are both members of the Board of Directors.

The Vice President (Operations) supervises the business operations of the Association.

The Vice President (Communications) aims to provide effective communication with and between members of the Board of Directors and the Association’s membership. The Vice President (Communications) also liaises between the membership and the Association’s Ethics Board and the Board of Directors.

Current Directors

Tim KittelThis is a photograph of Tim Kittel, National President of Speech Pathology Australia.

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This is a photograph of Chyrisse Heine, director of Speech Pathology Australia.

Chyrisse Heine

Vice President Communications
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This is a photograph of Maree Doble, director of Speech Pathology Australia.

Maree Doble

Vice President Operations
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This is a photograph of Kathyrn McKinley, director of Speech Pathology Australia.Kathryn McKinley

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This is a photograph of Brook Sanderson, Vice President Operations

Brooke Sanderson

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Alison Smith

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Bronwyn Sutton

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