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 Officer.
There are two additional deputy (occasional) members appointed to replace a member who is unable to attend a board meeting.
Members as at April 2020
Ms Frances Nelson QC – Presiding Member – Barrister
Mr William (Bill) Boucaut QC – Deputy Presiding Member – Barrister
Mr Nick Floreani – Deputy Presiding Member – Barrister
Dr Maria Naso – Member – Psychiatrist
Ms Nora Bloor – Member – Social Worker
Ms Katherine McLachlan – Member – Victim representative
Mr Denis Edmonds – Member – Retired Police Officer
Mr Garth Dodd – Member – Aboriginal member
Ms Susan MacDonald – Community Member – Social Worker
Mr Kevin Hill – Deputy Member – Retired Parole Board Secretary
Mr Andrew Kyprianou – Deputy Member – Retired Social Worker