Anne Edwards AO

Anne R. Edwards AO

CHAIR – (12 February 2013 – 11 February 2018). Announcement of Chair from 2018 pending

Anne Edwards is a sociologist who has spent her professional career in universities in England, Victoria and South Australia. Her last appointment was Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, from 2001-2007. 

Bernadette Mitcherson

DIRECTOR - Appointed Director ACT February 2017

Bernadette is the Deputy Director-General of the Community Services Directorate in the ACT Government.


Ed Mosby

Ed Mosby

DIRECTOR - Appointed Independent Director August 2017

Edward is a Torres Strait Islander born on Thursday Island, was raised in South West Queensland and has lived in Central Queensland for the past 20 years.

Liza Balmer

DIRECTOR - Appointed Independent Director August 2017

Liza Balmer is the Deputy CEO of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), the Aboriginal community controlled NGO provider of human services in the remote tri-state region of the NT, SA and WA.

Marion Frere

DIRECTOR - Appointed Director Victoria October 2017

Over the past 20 years, Marion has worked across government and university sectors, holding senior roles in operations, research and strategic policy development.

Dr Melanie Heenan

Melanie Heenan

DIRECTOR - Appointed Independent Director August 2013

Dr Melanie Heenan is the Executive Director of Court Network, a not for profit organisation that provides support to people going through the court system.

Pino Migliorino

Pino Migliorino

DIRECTOR - Appointed Independent Director March 2016

Pino is the founder and Managing Director of the Cultural Perspectives Group: Cultural Perspectives, DiverseWerks and CIRCA Research, sector leaders in consulting to, researching and communicating with CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.

Roslyn Baxter

Roslyn Baxter

DIRECTOR - Appointed Director Commonwealth December 2015

Ros Baxter is Group Manager of Families Group in the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services.  Her group leads the Government’s work on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

Victoria Hovane

Victoria Hovane

DIRECTOR - Appointed Independent Director May 2013

Professor Victoria Hovane is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA.

Head shot of Wendy Spencer

Wendy Spencer

DIRECTOR - Appointed Director Tasmania February 2017

Wendy Spencer is the Director, Education Act Implementation and Organisational Change within Tasmania’s Department of Education.