Parole Board membership
Parole Board members are appointed by the Governor in Executive Council for a term of up to three years and may be eligible for reappointment.
The board comprises nine members and one deputy member. All members of the board are appointed in a part time capacity.
The membership of the Board is defined by law:
- The Presiding Member (Chairperson) is required to be either, a judge of the Supreme Court or District Court or a person who has extensive knowledge of and experience in the science of criminology, penology or any related science
- Two members are appointed as Deputy Presiding Member
- One member must be a qualified medical practitioner with extensive knowledge of, and experience in, psychiatry
- One member must be a qualified social worker or sociologist
- One member must have extensive knowledge and experience in matters related to the impact of crime on victims and the needs of victims of crime
- One member must be a person of Aboriginal descent
- One member must be a former Police office
There is one additional deputy (occasional) member appointed to replace a member who is unable to attend a Board meeting.
Members as at June 2017
Ms Frances Nelson QC - Presiding Member - Barrister
Mr Tim Bourne - Deputy Presiding Member - Legal Practitioner
Mr Terry Groom - Deputy Presiding member - Legal Practitioner
Mr David Haebich - Member - Retired Police Officer
Dr Kenneth O'Brien - Member - Psychiatrist
Ms Katherine McLachlan - Member - Victim representative
Mr Garth Dodd - Member - Aboriginal member
Ms Sue Macdonald - Member - Social Worker
Ms Anne Bloor - Member - Social worker
Mr Denis Edmonds - Deputy Member - Retired Police Officer
Mr Andrew Kyprianou - Deputy Member - Retired Social Worker