We are governed by our Board. The current members of the Board are:
Claire Febey, Chair (she/her)

Claire is an experienced leader with a commitment to inclusion and social justice. Claire has worked in public policy, strategy, and the delivery of community services, with organisations including Save the Children Australia, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and strategic communications firm SenateSHJ.

Claire is currently the Chief Executive of Creative Victoria and is responsible for supporting, championing, and growing the state's creative industries, spanning arts, culture, screen, and design. Within the then Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Claire has held the positions of Associate Deputy Secretary, Tourism and Events, Executive Director for the Priority Projects Unit, and Head of Economic Recovery for Bushfire Recovery Victoria during its establishment phase.

Claire holds a Diploma of Photography and Bachelor in Communications from RMIT University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. Claire was appointed to the Board in June 2018 and has been Chair since October 2019.

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Mick Sheehy, Deputy Chair (he/him)

Mick is a legal industry transformation leader and innovator. Mick is a Partner at PwC and lead of PwC’s Australian and APAC NewLaw practices, providing strategic consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions to legal functions.

Mick is also a member of the PwC Legal Business Solutions Global Leadership Team. Mick founded and chaired the Australian chapter of Corporate Legal Operations Consortium and is a Member of the External Law Advisory Committee at Swinburne University of Technology. Mick serves as Deputy Chair and is a past FLS volunteer lawyer. Mick was appointed to the Board in June 2020.

Chanphyna Bou (she/her)

Chanphyna is a Cambodian-Australian practicing lawyer, living and working on the land of Yorta Yorta and Bangerang Peoples’ Country. She is currently a Senior Lawyer at Djirra, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with 20 years’ experience supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children.

Prior to that role, Chanphyna was a Lawyer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service in the Balit Ngulu Program, a specialised legal service for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children. Good governance and access to justice are Chanphyna’s passions. She is also a Board member of Rumabalara Football Netball Club. Previously, Chanphyna was Secretary of Victorian Women Lawyers, a member of Darebin Community Legal Centre Committee of Management and Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Young Lawyers Social Committee. Her diverse experience has provided her with a range of governance skills that were particularly vital to her work on the restructuring of Amnesty International Australia governance, and the amalgamation of Darebin Community Legal Centre and Fitzroy Legal Service.

Chanphyna holds a Master of Law (Juris Doctor) and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (Social Science). Chanphyna was appointed to the Board in November 2022.

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Jeremy Levine (he/him)

Jeremy is an experienced strategy and public policy leader whose purpose and career have centred on making a positive difference for people who experience vulnerability and disadvantage. With 15 years’ experience in the government, private and not for profit sectors, Jeremy has led important social policy and legislative reform, organisational strategy, design and business improvement projects.

Jeremy has held executive roles in the Victorian Government, at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, and was a Director at Cube Group. He is currently the Executive Director of Inclusion and Partnerships in the Victorian Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions. Jeremy holds a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts. Jeremy was appointed to the Board in May 2019.

Tony Macvean (he/him)

Tony is the Managing Partner of leading law firm Hall & Wilcox, where he is responsible for driving the firm’s strategy, leading the firm’s people, managing the firm’s relationships with its key clients and representing the firm publicly.

During his time as Managing Partner, Tony has led the transformation of Hall & Wilcox into a leading national law firm.
Prior to and during his time as Managing Partner, Tony has represented clients on a number of substantial merger and acquisition, capital markets and corporate transactions.
Tony plays a leadership role in the firm’s pro bono and community program, and is passionate about community and social justice. He is the Chair of Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) and serves on the Board of the Committee for Melbourne.
Tony was appointed to the Board in April 2021.

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Karri Walker (she/her)

Karri is a proud Nyiyaparli woman, whose family is from the East Pilbara region of Western Australia, and has grown up living on Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country. Karri is the Senior Lawyer at the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria working on the nation’s first Treaty process.

She is currently on study leave as she completes her Master of Laws at Harvard Law School as a John Monash scholar. Prior to joining the Assembly, Karri worked as a commercial lawyer at Arnold Bloch Leibler. Karri is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub at the University of Melbourne Law School.

Monique MacRitchie (she/her)

Monique is an experienced senior manager with a legal and international business background. Her senior leadership experience includes leading high-performing teams across borders, change management and stakeholder engagement.

She has worked in a range of not-for-profit organisations and is currently a practicing lawyer for a boutique family law firm. Prior to that Monique worked for two years as a Legal Associate in the then Family Court of Australia including in the Chambers of the Chief Justice. She also has experience at a leading London-based family law firm and at the Court of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice and the Office of International Family Justice in the United Kingdom.

Monique combines her professional experience with a commitment to delivering high level services and programs that enhance opportunities and empower communities.

Monique was appointed to the Board in November 2022.

Michelle Batsas (she/her)

Michelle is a senior executive with broad and diverse experience across management, strategy, governance, events, communications, and policy. She is currently the Executive Director of Future Mobility at the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning.

In this role Michelle oversees the transport and customer strategy, research and innovation functions of the department. Previously Michelle was the Executive Director of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in ANZ before becoming the inaugural CEO of the Public Transport Association Australia New Zealand, where she advocated for best practice public transport and sustainable mobility solutions for the region, focusing on issues related to customer experience, liveability, and sustainability of communities.

Michelle has held senior roles at Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice in program management, policy, and communications. In the early years of her career, Michelle worked as a corporate lawyer and at Justice Connect (the former Public Interest Law Clearing House).

Michelle was appointed to the Board in April 2023.