The HAP Constitution directs that the National Executive may have a maximum of seven fixed positions, plus the addition of one nominated representative from each State or Territory Executive. At the moment there are six members on the National Executive.
Each State Executive must have at least three members, some of whom may also be members of the National Executive. At the moment there are State Secretaries in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
This page will be updated as new members are appointed and when relevant CV’s are supplied by existing members. Some members of the National and State Executives include (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Hicks: National Registered Officer
Andrew Hicks BAppScPhys, BEngComm
Andrew has been involved in the Audio Visual and Video Conferencing industry for over 20 years. He currently owns and operates a specialist consulting firm with headquarters in Melbourne and operating in Canberra and Sydney. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Physics) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Communications). In addition, he also holds a qualifications from InfoComm International as a Certified Technology Specialist – Design.
Since a young age, Andrew has always been involved in learning and working outside of the typical education institution. His work in video, sound and lighting production lead to a focus on meeting customers’ needs, regardless of the individual situation. Technical bachelor degrees in science and engineering further developed a scientific approach and methodology to analysing any situation.
After University, his work lead him to a large national Audio Visual integrator, working on multi‑million dollar projects in various roles. In 2011, Andrew co‑founded Parity Technology Consulting to provide a specialist service that was lacking in the AV industry. The business has grown significantly with many clients ranging across Universities, Corporate and Government sectors. The reputation of the business is highly regarded, also winning a national award for a Government project.
With such a combination of client focus, project delivery and consultation services, Andrew has developed a skill set which can be applied to almost any situation, industry or role. The consultative approach combined with science and engineering allows in depth analysis of any problem, enabling the core issue to be established.
Andrew has a keen interest in holistic health, combining both natural medicine and western medicine. The two can work hand in hand to ensure the optimal health care for people, with their best interests truly at heart. Environmental and democratic aspects are also particularly important factors when looking at our society.
After watching the current and previous Governments, legislation, politics and widespread misinformation, Andrew decided to take a stand to make a difference in our country. The Health Australia Party has a solid, logical and balanced approach to the many aspects of life in Australia, as demonstrated by the five fundamentals of the party.
Lisa Bentley: Victorian State Registered Officer
Lisa is a registered mental health practitioner and a member of the PACFA. She is also a qualified family therapist having studied her degree at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Lisa currently works as a mental health therapist with her community. Lisa’s background includes working with children, families, and individuals in the areas of mental health, goal setting and creating peace and harmony within the home.
Lisa offers psychological therapies to adults, children and families that are experiencing anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, child behavioural disorders and an individual or family trauma/stressor. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Behavioural therapies, interpersonal therapy and positive psychology programs and education.
Lisa’s “do no harm” therapeutic approach considers the whole person in the context of their environment when understanding and treating their mental health problems. This broader perspective includes thinking about a person and their problems in the context of their upbringing, family, friends, education, and workplace.