Skip to content
nib foundationnib foundation logo

Director - Venessa Wells

Independent Non-Executive Director

Experience and expertise

Venessa has more than 15 years’ experience driving positive social change initiatives in the health and community sectors both at a board and executive level. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a director of the Hunter Region Working Women’s Group, which governs the Hunter Women’s Centre and the Hunter Early Childhood Centre, and is a director of the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.

With a passion for health promotion, chronic disease, injury and violence prevention, Venessa has held a number of board and committee positions in the not-for-profit and public sectors, while running her own health promotion consultancy. She is working towards a Ph.D. with the University of New England in the area of leadership, judgement and decision-making.

Venessa is a former CEO of Injury Matters, a West Australian not-for-profit preventing injury and violence in the community. She has also previously worked with NSW Health, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Philippines Red Cross designing, managing and evaluating community-focused initiatives.

News and Events

March 24, 2021

We welcome our two new Directors on Board

March 10, 2021

Meet our six new partners helping keep Aussies healthy

December 02, 2020

Bushfire-impacted students on the South Coast to receive support leading up to Christmas

See all news