Meet the VIC team and council

Meet the VIC team

We have a dedicated team of staff to assist with any member queries and requests for information.

Members & Clients – VIC

  • Michael Whitty MAICD - State Manager
  • Michelle Picker - Team Coordinator (part-time)
  • Amanda Barbuto-Turgoose - Team Coordinator (part-time)
  • Sharon Springveldt - Account Manager
  • Scott Cummins - Account Manager
  • Sam Cressall - Account Manager

Our VIC Programs team deliver our extensive schedules of courses and events

  • Sonia Romeo - Programs Manager
  • Madelaine Coles - Programs Executive
  • Daphne Kechagias - Programs Executive
  • Lisa McConalogue - Programs Executive
  • Eva Sit - Programs Executive
  • Amelia Williams - Programs Executive
  • Ellen Emary - Programs Coordinator
  • Belinda Gizzi - Programs Coordinator

Our Business Centre and Member Lounge team will look after your needs when you visit our Melbourne CBD location.

  • Eadaoin O'Reilly, Business Centre & Member Lounge Executive
  • Renee Howarth, Business Centre & Member Lounge Coordinator
  • Yildizhan Yildiz, Business Centre & Member Lounge Coordinator
  • Andra Berzins- Business Centre & Member Lounge Coordinator
  • Armielyn Mendoza- Business Centre & Member Lounge Coordinator

Members & Clients – National (based in VIC)

  • Sally Leake GAICD, Head of State and Territories

Our Membership Experience team are available to speak with you about membership, your ongoing professional development and questions you may have about being or becoming a director.

  • Robert Falvo- National Team Leader - Development
  • Joe Beatty - Membership Partner – Engagement
  • James King - Membership Partner – Engagement
  • Garry Wilkins - Membership Partner – Development
  • Thida Hiep - Membership Partner – Development
  • Michael Tuck - Membership Partner – Development
  • Christos Christodoulou - Membership Partner – Re-engagement
  • Frederick Zuel - Membership Partner – Re-engagement
  • Susan Hambleton – Membership Partner - Support

Meet the VIC council

The Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a Victorian Council to assist in guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.

The Role of the Council

The role of the Council is defined in Article 9.3 of our Constitution. To give effect to that role, the objectives of the Council is:

A: To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:

i) Policy  

A. To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:
i) Policy matters affecting the role of directors
ii) Australian Institute of Company Directors membership matters
iii) The strategy and policies of the Australian Institute of Company Directors itself and management issues that may arise from time to time.

B. To administer the membership of the Division, approving new members and upgrades.

C. To represent the views and aspirations of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the Division’s territory and to develop relationships with leaders in directorship, regulation and politics who reside or are active in the territory.

D. To support the Division Manager with regard to:
i) Events
ii) Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
iii) The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs


Council Members

With effect from 12 July 2021, your VIC Division Councillors are:

  • Rebecca McGrath FAICD (Division President)
  • Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • Sue Dahn FAICD
  • Jenny Dawson FAICD
  • Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Dr Samantha Smith GAICD
  • Chris Thomas FAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD
  • Ian Hamm MAICD

Victorian Government Women’s Board Leadership Program

The Women’s Board Leadership Program applications are now closed for 2022  
 

Special Interest Advisory Committees

Our Special Interest Advisory Committees are our connection with local communities and members.

We have committees representing each key sector and committee members with a range of business and industry backgrounds.

Not-for-Profit (NFP)

  • Vivienne Corcoran FAICD
  • Erin Eades AAICD
  • Stephen Ellich GAICD
  • Paul Geyer FAICD
  • Kristin Michaels FAICD (Chair)
  • Jon Miller GAICD

Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

  • Julie Cartwright MAICD
  • Jill Kokinos GAICD
  • David Markus MAICD
  • Marie-Claire Ross GAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD
  • Jayston Small MAICD (Chair)

Healthcare

  • David Frost GAICD (Chair)
  • Gary Henry GAICD
  • Dr Sue Hookey GAICD
  • Annette Owttrim GAICD
  • Veronica Jamison MAICD

Call for Victorian Division Council Nominations 2021

The current term of the following elected Councillors expires on 30 September 2021:

Jennifer Dawson FAICD
Chris Thomas FAICD


Nominations are now called to fill two vacancies on the VIC Division Council.

Being eligible to stand again, the following Councillors offer themselves for re-election:

Jennifer Dawson FAICD
Chris Thomas FAICD


Who can nominate – Eligible Members?
An Eligible Member is a member of any membership class of the AICD (other than Affiliate member); and who has been a member of one or more such classes for a minimum of three consecutive years prior to the date of this notice (Eligible Member). (By-Law 3.9.1)

An Eligible Member may nominate any other Eligible Member to serve on the Division Council, limited to two nominations per election.

The Board of the AICD is mindful of the importance of all Division Councillors bringing independent judgement to bear on matters considered by the Division Council. Having regard to guidance provided in Recommendation 2.3 of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (4th ed) with respect to factors relevant to assessing independence, the Board has determined that any person intending to nominate to serve as a member of the Division Council must obtain the approval of the Board if that person:

(a) is, or has been, employed in an executive or managerial capacity by the AICD;
(b) is, or has been, in a material business relationship (eg. as a supplier, professional adviser, consultant or customer) with the AICD or is an officer of, or otherwise associated with, someone with such a relationship; or
(c) has close personal ties with any person who falls within either of the above categories.

Timelines and how to nominate
Enquiries and requests for a Nomination Form can be obtained from Evan Dukas, State Manager VIC & TAS by calling 03 9245 4240 or email EDukas@aicd.com.au.

Nominations must be:

Submitted on the Nomination Form and in accordance with the AICD’s By-Laws.
All nominations must be received at the offices of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as detailed on the Nomination Form by no later than 5pm AEST on Friday 13 August 2021.

The Election will be held on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

For further information please see our Constitution and By-Laws which govern the AICD’s Division Council Elections.

By Order of the Council.
AICD Division Council Elections 2021

Your place to meet in Victoria

Exclusive and complimentary for members, the lounge area is a modern multi-functional space which can be used for informal meetings, private work or simply to unwind. For meetings that require more privacy we also provide a variety of different size rooms that can be hired on an hourly, half day or full day basis

Regional Focus

We recognise the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally and understanding local needs and issues through our Regional Committees. We invite you to explore the benefits of membership with us and learn more about our focus in your region.

Regional Committees

Our regional committees are our connection with local communities and members.

We have committees representing each key region and committee members with a range of business and industry backgrounds.

Geelong

  • Allison Batten GAICD
  • Scott Brown GAICD
  • Alex Gillan GAICD 
  • Paul Murphy GAICD
  • Joanne Plummer GAICD (Chair)
  • Dan Simmonds MAICD
  • Kylie Warne GAICD
  • David Worth FAICD

Albury/Wodonga

  • Tammy Atkins MAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Dr Chris Cunningham GAICD
  • Allison Jenvey GAICD
  • Leanne Mulcahy MAICD
  • Rowan O'Hagan GAICD (Chair)
  • Tracey Squire GAICD
  • Helen Tobin-King MAICD
  • Jonathan Green GAICD
  • Nigel Stone MAICD

Gippsland

  • Alex Aeschlimann MAICD
  • Melissa Bastian FAICD
  • Christine Holland FAICD
  • Kirsty Mawer FAICD
  • John Mitchell MAICD
  • Faith Page GAICD
  • Ormond Pearson FAICD
  • Tim Weight FAICD (Chair)

Ballarat

  • Gayle Boschert MAICD
  • Ian Corcoran GAICD (Chair)
  • Lesley Kenna GAICD
  • Richard McDowell MAICD
  • Jane Smith MAICD
  • Lorenzo Strano GAICD
  • Tony Stone MAICD
  • Cora Trevarthen GAICD
  • Robert Tommasini GAICD
  • Damien Varnis GAICD

Bendigo

  • Jan Boynton FAICD
  • Samantha Read GAICD (Chair)
  • Matthew Driscoll GAICD
  • Joe Ciancio GAICD
  • Abhishek Awasthi GAICD
  • Vicki Pearce MAICD
  • Steven Abbott GAICD
  • Carolyn Stanford MAICD
  • Kate Mannix MAICD
  • Annette Toohey GAICD

Great South Coast

  • Richard Zerbe GAICD
  • Dr Bernadette Northeast GAICD 
  • Karen Foster GAICD (Deputy Chair)
  • Lisa Dwyer GAICD
  • Graeme Tivey FAICD
  • Roger Wilkinson MAICD
  • Sharna Westley GAICD (Chair)
  • Georgina Gubbins FAICD
  • Frank Zeigler MAICD

Regional Focus

The Australian Institute of Company Directors Victoria Division's presence in regional centres continues to grow.

There are over 1,300 members distributed across the following regions:

  • Albury/Wodonga
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Geelong
  • Gippsland
  • Great South Coast

We recognise the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally and understanding local needs and issues through our Regional Committees. We invite you to explore the benefits of membership with us and learn more about our focus in your region.

Regional Company Directors Course

Our flagship course, the 5-day Company Directors Course, will continue to be offered regionally throughout 2018.

Please contact the Membership Team for more information on 03 9245 4200 or email vic@aicd.com.au.

Regional Victoria Partial Scholarships

We recognise the importance of supporting regional directors and members with a focus on delivering events and education courses locally, and understanding local needs and issues.

2020 Geelong & Bendigo Regional Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2020 Geelong & Bendigo Regional Scholarships. More information can be found on the AICD Scholarships page.