The Board is the legal authority for our organisation. Board members are trustees representing the interest of WIRE’s key stakeholders, both constitutional and moral. As such, both the Board and its members are entrusted to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed for the benefit of all Victorian women.
Our Board draws on the talents of women from various backgrounds, including law, industrial relations, education, academia, accounting, public service, corporate business and community leadership.
Ingrid Wilson (Chair)
Ingrid has over 15 years’ experience in policy and management roles in government in Australia and the UK, and recently in the not-for-profit sector. She is undertaking a full-time PhD on preventing violence against women, with the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University. A committed feminist, Ingrid is proudly raising two strong, brave and clever daughters.
Ronniet Milliken (Deputy Chair)
Ronniet has broad experience as in-house legal counsel, company secretary and board of management roles across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors. Ronniet is passionate about equal opportunities for women, childcare, elder care and women’s financial literacy.
Wendy Wade (Treasurer)
Wendy is an associate director in management consultancy for a major accounting firm, where she advises government. As chartered accountant, she has over 30 years’ experience in public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and in Australia, and is keenly interested in not-for-profit accounting and women’s issues. She has four adult children.
Ingrid Hering (Secretary)
Ingrid has extensive experience in social marketing, journalism and international development, particularly gender issues within an international development context. She has worked with NGOs, media and the public sector in Australia, the UK and Indonesia.
Amy is the managing director of Executive Women Shortlists, a national search firm dedicated to facilitating talented female executives into top 200 ASX companies. Amy is also a Director for the Australian Quadriplegic’s Association, and a spokesperson for Mackillop Family Services Campaigns due to her participation as a respite foster carer.
Pauline is an independent finance and economics consultant committed to helping women better understand and manage their finances, especially superannuation and retirement planning. Prior to this Pauline was a senior advisor with the Victorian Government.
Lori is experienced in strategic planning, project management, systems development and implementation, and coaching and leadership. She also has an extensive background in Workers’ Compensation, Injury Management, Health and Safety and people management. Lori’s passion is helping people.
“What a great thing it is to be among a diverse group of wonderful women. It’s been inspirational and a real learning experience.”