Meet the VIC team and council

Victorian Division Council Election 2020

The Victorian Division Council Election has now closed.

The voting period for the VIC Division Council Election closed on 21 September 2020 at 5.00pm AEST. The Election was held on 22 September 2020.

The successful candidates are as follows:

  • Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD

Council Members

With effect from 1 October 2020, your VIC Division Councillors are:

  • Rebecca McGrath FAICD (Division President)
  • Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • David Bayes FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Sue Dahn FAICD
  • Jenny Dawson MAICD
  • Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Dr Samantha Smith GAICD
  • Chris Thomas FAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD

The AICD wishes to thank all those members who nominated, were nominated and participated in the voting.

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 1 October 2020, your VIC Division Councillors are:

  • Rebecca McGrath FAICD (Division President)
  • Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD
  • David Bayes FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
  • Sue Dahn FAICD
  • Jenny Dawson MAICD
  • Ben Hubbard FAICD
  • Graeme Liebelt FAICD
  • Dr Samantha Smith GAICD
  • Chris Thomas FAICD
  • Nihal Shah GAICD

Victorian Government Women’s Board Leadership Program

The Women’s Board Leadership Program encourages women to serve, stay, and excel on community and government boards.

What is the Women’s Board Leadership Program?

The Women’s Board Leadership Program encourages women to serve, stay, and excel on community and government boards.

The program offers a range of governance courses from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leadership Victoria, and includes networking, mentoring, and coursework to develop women’s governance knowledge and leadership skills.

Why is the Victorian Government running this program?

The Victorian Government has committed that no less than 50% of appointments to paid government boards will be women, because our boards should reflect the Victorian community.

Promoting gender equality on Victorian community and government boards improves the social performance of organisations, supports innovation and decision-making, and enhances board effectiveness and financial performance.

Gender equality on community and government boards also promotes women’s leadership in Victoria, and challenges gender stereotypes that are a key contributor to family violence and other forms of violence against women.

Why should you apply?

You will:

  • get relevant governance training suited to your level of board experience
  • build confidence, skills and knowledge to progress a board career
  • make supportive relationships with other women on boards
  • get networking opportunities
  • become more attractive to board selectors and recruitment companies

The 2018 Women’s Board Leadership Program

Applications are open now and close on 22 June!

Visit the Women Victoria website for more information and to apply.

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

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.