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Pamela Rutledge

Pamela_Rutledge_250x250Pamela Rutledge AM, NBMLHD Board Member

Pamela (Pam) Rutledge AM has a strong mental health, social policy and human resources background, and has successfully managed major programs and led change and reform in the health and community service sectors.

 Pam is a part-time Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of NSW, a part-time Member of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal, and a Director of Autism Australia (Aspect Australia) and Chair of their Governance Committee.

 Pam has many years of experience managing and leading complex health, community services and mental health services, and has been successful in building values-driven cultures, engendering quality, continuous improvement and co-design. As well as her commitment to co-design with people with a lived experience, families and carers, Pam is a strong advocate for good governance and accountability, risk management and strategic planning.

In her early career, Pam worked as a social worker in front-line mental health service delivery. She also has extensive experience in senior roles in the NSW government, including experience in health, housing, and ageing and disability.

In 2009 Pam became chief executive officer (CEO) of Richmond Fellowship of NSW and then CEO of the merged Flourish Australia (RichmondPRA Ltd) until 2017. She led a team in several innovations and reforms such as the exponential growth of the peer workforce and the establishment of the successful Resolve Program.

In 2017 she was honoured as a joint recipient of a National Award (the TheMHS Award) for an Exceptional Contribution to the Mental Health Sector in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2021, Pam was awarded an Australia Day Honour (AM) for her significant service to people living with disability and other vulnerabilities.

Pam lives in the Blue Mountains with her family.  She is also actively involved with the teaching of Primary Ethics in local public schools. 




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