A just and inclusive society where all people can thrive.
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.
Bev is and researcher with a long history of experience in housing, planning, social and community infrastructure development, and most recently, emergency services in response to bushfires. Bev was a founding (1996) board member of Women's Property Initiatives (formerly VWHA), and served on the board for 21 years. Among other roles, she has served as the Acting CEO of VCOSS, Adjunct Research Establishment Chairperson of the Consumer Law Centre Victoria (now Consumer Action Law Centre).
Niva is an experienced corporate lawyer and company secretary. She is currently senior legal counsel and joint company secretary at an ASX and Nasdaq listed company. She brings her experience in managing legal risks and facilitating good governance practices to the Board. Niva was included in The Legal 500’s Guide to Australia’s Rising Stars 2019.
Amarjit is a CPA with extensive experience working for not for profits, in particular the health industry. She has experience leading strategic planning, performance and financial management, together with management and lean qualifications. On a personal level, Amarjit is from Indian descent and shares a busy household with three generations of men (two sons, husband and father), so intersectionality and breaking down gender stereotypes are very important to her.
Lori has held senior management roles in both the private and public sector and has considerable experience in strategic planning, risk management, organisational governance, systems development, leadership and change management.
Emma has lectured undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and auditing at Melbourne universities and is doing her PhD on gender equality in the accounting profession. Emma was also the 2015 chair of the Women’s Committee at CPA Australia.
Uthra has worked with community organisations to address family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly in dealing with “culturally specific” manifestations of family violence and legislative responses. She has also worked as a diversity advocate. In 2015, Uthra co-founded the Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association, an organisation that provides mentoring, workshops and career support for CALD law and engineering students.
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