Board Members

On the Board, there are currently 13 judicial members, including the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, four full-time members, and 13 community members. The Secretary to the Department of Justice and Regulation is also a member of the Board.

Chairperson
Deputy Chairperson
Full-time members
Judicial members
Community members
Secretary, Department of Justice and Regulation

Chairperson

His Honour Peter Couzens

  • Retired Judge of the County Court, President of the Children’s Court of Victoria
  • Appointed to the Board as Chairperson from 9 June 2015

Deputy Chairperson

His Honour Frank Shelton

  • Retired Judge of the County Court
  • Appointed to the Board as Deputy Chairperson from 17 December 2013

Full-time members

Stephen Farrow

  • Appointed to the Board from 11 November 2013

Dr David Curnow

  • Appointed to the Board from 18 May 2014

Nafsika Sahinidis

  • Appointed to the Board from 30 January 2017

Colleen Bell 

  • Appointed to the Board from 19 December 2017

Judicial members

Her Honour Judge Susan Pullen

  • Judge of the County Court
  • Appointed to the Board from 6 November 2013

His Honour Gregory Connellan

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 10 December 2013

His Honour David Fanning

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 10 December 2013

His Honour Franz Holzer

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 10 December 2013

His Honour Gregory MacNamara

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 10 December 2013

His Honour Ronald Saines

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 10 December 2013

His Honour John Doherty

  • Retired Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 29 October 2014

His Honour Alan Spillane

  • Retired Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 25 November 2013

Her Honour Jacinta Heffey

  • Retired Magistrate 
  • Appointed to the Board from 22 November 2017

Her Honour Michelle Hodgson

  • Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 22 November 2017

Her Honour Catherine Lamble 

  • Retired Magistrate
  • Appointed to the Board from 17 April 2018

Community members

Kieran Walshe APM

  • Former Deputy Commissioner of Victoria Police
  • Appointed to the Board from 5 February 2013

Glenda Frost

  • President of Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices, experienced in company and tax law and accounting
  • Appointed to the Board from 17 December 2013

Peter Harvey

  • Former Detective Inspector of Victoria Police - Crime Department
  • Appointed to the Board from 17 December 2013

Pamela White PSM

  • Retired public servant with extensive experience in human services
  • Appointed to the Board from 29 April 2014

Dr Patricia Mehegan

  • Member of the Mental Health Tribunal, cross-cultural consultant
  • Appointed to the Board from 16 September 2014

Claude Minisini

  • Chief Executive of a corporate issues management consultancy, former member of Victoria Police
  • Appointed to the Board from 16 September 2014

Aunty Pam Pedersen

  • Aboriginal community Elder from the Yorta Yorta nation, Elder representative for the Children’s Koori Court
  • Appointed to the Board from 16 September 2014

Geoff Wilkinson OAM

  • Retired senior crime journalist, member of the Sentencing Advisory Council, founder of Crime Stoppers Victoria
  • Appointed to the Board from 16 September 2014

Nicole Burns

  • Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Migration and Refugee Division, DFAT consultant
  • Appointed to the Board from 23 September 2014

Rosemary Lever

  • Former Deputy Chancellor of RMIT University, former CEO of the Children’s Protection Society
  • Appointed to the Board from 23 September 2014

Mary Malone

  • A senior health administrator from South Australia and regional Victoria
  • Appointed to the Board from 23 September 2014

Kristy McKellar

  • Family Violence and Social Change Consultant
  • Appointed to the Board from 19 December 2017

Charlene Micallef

  • Former manager of the Victims Strategy and Services Directorate at the Office of Public Prosecutions
  • Appointed to the Board from 19 December 2017

Chris Trotter 

  • Professor in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Director of the Monash Criminal Justice Research Consortium
  • Appointed to the Board from 19 December 2017

Heidi Tucker

  • Chief Executive Officer of Anchor Inc, an independent not-for-profit organisation providing housing and support services for children, young persons, and families in the outer east region of Melbourne
  • Appointed to the Board from 19 December 2017

Secretary, Department of Justice and Regulation

Greg Wilson