OUR BOARD

Amaya Iriondo

Secretary

Di Wilson

Treasurer

ACA Board Member Katherine Nelson headshot

Katherine Nelson

Board Member

Adam McIlvanie

Student Representative

OUR GOVERNANCE

ACA is governed by a Board and supported by various Committees. Our commitment to effective governance ensures that the ACA operates with integrity and responsiveness to the evolving needs of our members and the counselling profession. Our Committees play pivotal roles in steering the direction of our initiatives and activities and include;

ACA Board Committee

Accreditation Committee

Eligibility: ACA Members Level 3 or 4

Ethics & Professional Standards Commitee

Eligibility: ACA Members Level 3 or 4

OUR CONSTITUTION

The ACA Constitution is an essential document outlining the principles and guidelines that govern our operations and members, ensuring transparency, ethical conduct, and adherence to the highest standards in the counselling profession.

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Amaya Iriondo

Secretary

Having worked as a counsellor on the Disability Royal Commission, Amaya has a passion for working with complex trauma, anxiety, depression and associated disorders that can occur from such. Amaya is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department and currently work for the Brisbane Family Relationship Centre. Incorporating many years of professional knowledge and lived experience, Amaya takes a strengths based approach to counselling which includes looking at a clients interests, abilities and supports to help them realise their own ability to tackle life’s challenges.

Katherine Nelson

Board Member

Katherine Nelson holds a proven history in business building, marketing, education, curriculum development, and implementation. With expertise in registration and compliance for RTO development, Katherine excels in guidance, career counselling, supervision, and training. Demonstrating a proficiency in governance, innovation, and strategy, Katherine’s skills extend to emergent enterprise and leadership, both in the international public and private sectors. Katherine’s qualifications including a Master of Arts in Education in Guidance, Counselling, and Leadership, a Postgraduate in Business, Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, and Diploma in Business. Katherine brings a robust educational foundation to her role on the ACA Board.

Adam McIlvanie

Student Representative

Serving as the ACA Student Representative, Adam McIlvanie is currently the Acting CEO for an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. With two years of managerial experience, Adam oversees National Indigenous Australians Agency funded counselling programs focused on social and emotional wellbeing, as well as alcohol and other drugs services. Adam holds qualifications in Certificate IV Mental Health and a Diploma in Management & Leadership. Currently pursuing a Diploma in Counselling, Adam is committed to continuous learning and contributing to Board discussion with a unique student perspective.

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