Speaker bios

The following Interrelate staff are available for providing interviews, as guest speakers for organisations and events, and for discussions on collaborations. Please contact us to discuss more about your enquiry. 
For all media relations and interview requests, please contact:

Frances Phipps
media@interrelate.org.au | 0491 220 566
Business Development Manager

Mellita Bate

Mellita has a Bachelor of Social Science and a Masters in Counselling and is passionate about enhancing relationships and empowering people to thrive in all the transitions of life.

Business Development Manager

Aaron Simpson

Aaron has over 10-years leadership and general management experience across a range of human services businesses, including: child youth & family, disability services, employment services, mental health and justice programs. Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist by trade and has completed a doctorate of clinical psychology from the University of Newcastle.

Business Development Manager, Western Region

Anne Heath

Anne is committed to providing excellent services delivery in rural and remote regions. Anne has a Masters Degree in Cultural Psychology and over 30 years of experience in the human services sector including child, youth and Family Services

Business Development Manager, Northern NSW

Ian Thwaites

Ian has an extensive history working in the human services field and currently oversees Interrelate’s mediation, counselling, mental health and post separation services in Northern NSW.

National Program Developer

Kristy Innes

Kristy Innes is the National Program Developer for Interrelate and writes content for school programs based on healthy relationships and life transitions. Kristy has a Bachelor of Social Science and a Masters in Sexual Health.