The Board Documents can be accessed here.
The directors have been appointed for a three year period from 11 October 2017.
Meriel O'Sullivan is the Director of Redd Consultancy, a firm that specialises in employee relations and the resolution of workplace conflict. She has over 25 years experience in industrial relations and human resource management, working across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Meriel has postgraduate qualifications in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Law, is undertaking a Masters of Conflict Resolution and tutors in ADR at La Trobe University Law School.
Tali Bernard has over 18 years of experience in family law and personal injury litigation, including within the Commonwealth's workers compensation scheme. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. Tali is a legal practitioner within the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria). She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has had over 13 years experience as a Board member in the Community Legal Service sector.
Julie is currently the Global Manager Public Advocacy for Cochlear Ltd. She is Chair of the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Chairs its Executive Remuneration Committee and Research, Policy and Advocacy Committee. Julie has served on a number of community sector boards and has 30 years of work experience in legal practice and policy, management, government affairs, communications, public policy and advocacy. Julie has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and certificates in Mediation Skills and Governance and Risk Management. She has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Mr Findlay has a diverse background. He has 20 years of experience with the Victoria Police and 15 years in senior management roles in the construction, travel and conference event management industries. He has also been a players' advocate with the AFL/VFL Tribunal for 36 years and is a Board member for several charities, sports leagues and training organisations. Mr Findlay is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kelly Humphreys has extensive experience as a senior executive in financial services in both the public and private sectors. She is an experienced non-executive director and is currently a Commissioner with the Victorian Building Authority and a Director of Latrobe Health Services. Kelly has a Masters of Management, Diploma of Financial Services and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Adrian retired from Pitcher Partners in 2016 after 39 years in Professional Practice, including 29 years as a partner. Adrian has an extensive background across a broad range of industries and significant experience in business planning, corporate processes, strategy, and risk management. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Adrian is currently a Director of ARB Corporation Limited, a Board Member of 2 Community based Not for Profit Organisations and advises private group boards.
Karen Cusack was appointed as Victoria's inaugural Health Complaints Commissioner in February 2017. The office is established under the Health Complaints Act 2016. Prior to leading the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner, Karen was Corporate Counsel of The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. She has over 20 years' experience as a senior lawyer and is passionate about the role she plays within the Victorian health sector. As well as completing her undergraduate degrees at Monash, Karen has undertaken various post-graduate study including a Master of Laws at Monash.