Ms Barbara Wellesley AM

Ms Barbara Wellesley AM

Appointed to Board in 2009, appointed Chair of the Board 2017 – 2018

Barbara Wellesley is currently Convenor of the Early Years Chapter of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Young People (ARACY) and President of Contact Inc. since 2014.

Barbara was the co-founder and National Director (1997-2007) of Good Beginnings, Australia. Other previous positions have included:

  • Director of Decided Advantage (social research consultancy)
  • Member of the College of Physicians Committee included in developing a College policy for Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Senior Policy Analyst Maternal and Child Health Unit, NSW Health Department (1966)
  • Coordinator Child and Family Health Nurses Association (NSW) Inc (CAFHNA)
  • Chairperson of the beyondblue National Steering Committee of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Perinatal Depression (2007)
  • Vice Chairperson of the National NIFTeY Board