Senior Leadership Team

Narelle Mills

Narelle Mills, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer

Narelle started her career in the education of medical practitioners. She moved into accreditation and assessment as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Physiotherapy Council before moving to the ADC in October 2016.

Outside of the ADC she serves as  Chair of the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum, and the Accreditation role in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Outcomes Working Group. She is Co-Chair of the Accreditation Liaison Group and a member of the Ahpra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy Group.

Narelle has a Master of Health Policy and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Ford

Mark Ford
Director, Accreditation and Quality Assurance

With extensive experience in process improvement and policy implementation Mark has held roles across the education, health and government sectors. He joined the ADC as a Senior Accreditation Officer in 2013 and played an integral role in the 2014 accreditation standards review and subsequent revision of the professional competencies expected of newly qualify dental practitioners in 2015.


Veronica Vele
Director, Assessments and Examinations

Veronica Vele has more than 15 years’ experience in medical and health professional education. Prior to joining the ADC, she held senior positions at the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. As Director of Assessments and Examinations her primary responsibilities are the development and delivery of the ADC assessment process for overseas-trained dental professionals seeking to practice in Australia.

Dianne Moore

Dianne Moore
Director, Corporate Services

Dianne Moore commenced with the ADC in 2012 in the role of Director, Finance and Human Resources before being appointed to the Director, Corporate Services in 2019. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting and Human Resource Management, Dianne has managed the finance, human resources, IT and administration functions of several not for profit organisations in the health and welfare sectors, including the Australian Pharmacy Council. 


Tara Waller
Director, People and Culture

Tara is an experienced HR strategy and leadership expert with more than 20 years’ experience in People and Culture across a range of sectors. She’s formally recognised for her leadership capability as an individual as well as leading award-winning teams in Organisational Development, inclusion and diversity. She is committed to building and strengthening the culture, capability, and communication of the ADC to ensure the successful delivery of its organisational strategy.