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

  • Sam Cressall - Board and Governance Partner
  • Karen Trepte - Board and Governance Partner

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

  • Madelaine Coles - 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

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
  • 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 Council assists in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division.

The VIC Council

The VIC Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a VIC 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 and duties of the Council is are set out in clause 2 of the Division Council Charter. Key Division Council governance documents can be found here.


Council Members

With effect from 1 October 2021, your VIC Division Councillors are:

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

Council Procedures

A Council generally consists of at least five and not more than eleven members, with up to six Councillors elected by the members of the Division. Each Council appoint a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also nominates one of its members, often the Division President, for appointment to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years. If the Councillor is appointed by the board to serve as a Division Director, that Councillor will also continue as a member of the Council (as the Division Director Councillor) while they hold the position of Division Director.

Elected Council members must retire at the end of their three-year term; however, a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. Generally, the maximum time a Council member may serve on the Council without Board approval is nine consecutive years.

For more information on the role of the Council, please view the Division Council governance documents available above.

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

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.