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Our Board

We are fortunate to have a voluntary Board of Directors who are leaders in their chosen fields and are passionate about our work. They are responsible for providing good governance and strategic leadership, and are the stewards of our resources, good reputation, history and sustainability.

President Jo Flynn

Dr Jo Flynn AM


Jo Flynn is a medical practitioner whose primary medical role was as a general practitioner, most recently in West Brunswick where she worked for twenty-five years. In addition to her clinical practice, she has held a number of roles in medical education, accreditation, regulation and health system governance at state and national levels since the late 1980’s.

She is currently a board director at Ambulance Victoria, the President of Berry Street and chairs the Board Ministerial Advisory Committee which supports the process of appointment to boards to Victorian public health services and hospitals.

She previously chaired the Board of Eastern Health for ten years and the Medical Board of Australia for nine years and the Australian Medical Council for five years. She also served as a director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) for three years.

She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2011 and in 2018 was recognised in the Victorian Public Sector’s Top 50 Public Sector Women Awards. She holds an Honorary Doctorate in Medical Science from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the AICD.

Board member Tim Cartwright
Deputy President

Tim Cartwright

BA (Criminal Justice Administration) Grad Dip (Public Policy)

Tim retired from Victoria Police in 2015, after over 41 years’ service. He served as acting Chief Commissioner from late 2014 until mid-2015. Tim has also served as Deputy Commissioner and on the senior executive groups of Chief Commissioners Christine Nixon, Simon Overland and Ken Lay. He has represented the State at a national level on a range of issues.

Tim was appointed as the State’s inaugural Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor in 2016, reporting to Parliament on the progress against the Family Violence Royal Commission recommendations. He is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Intercultural Society and has worked as an expert adviser to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission on its review of Ambulance Victoria, and the Department of Justice and Community Safety in the Cultural Review of the Adult Custodial Corrections System, and the review of Youth Justice Legislation.

Board member Joshua Grace-Ware

Joshua Grace-Ware

BA & MA of Management (ER/IR), GAICD

Josh is a Principal within Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting team, based in Sydney. With over 20 years’ experience spanning both corporate roles as well as management consulting for some of Australia’s largest consumer brands spanning aviation, retail, media, and digital advertising industries. Josh is passionate about supporting organisations unleash their potential through transformative change spanning people, process, and technology.

Karen Mclean

Karen McLean


Karen is a developmental-behavioural paediatrician and the Vulnerable Child Health Lead at the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Her research and clinical work both focus on improving health and healthcare access for children and young people in out-of-home care. She has a strong interest in system improvement and has worked on a range of projects commissioned by and in collaboration with different state government departments.

Portrait of board member Susie Quirk

Susie Quirk

BA & Grad Dip (Education)

Susie is an experienced senior executive with nearly 30 years’ experience leading Workforce and organisational cultural change through leadership roles in Human Resources.

Susie is currently the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Workforce and Human Resources Advisory Service as well as a member of KPMG’s global People and Change Centre of Excellence. Susie works with CEOs, Executives and Chief People Officers to design and implement solutions that give leaders insight into how to change and adapt their workforce for the future.

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker

B.SC (Eng), Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)

Mark has spent most of his career working in management consulting in both Australia and the UK. Prior to his retirement, Mark was a Partner leading KPMG’s national Corporate Services (Finance, HR, Technology) transformation business.

Prior to joining the management consulting industry, Mark worked as a design engineer with British Aerospace in the UK. Mark is a chartered accountant and has a Diploma of Counselling. Mark is also a published author having written “Single Father, Better Dad” focusing on his personal journey of divorce and navigating parenthood as a single father.

Lavinia Podolak

Lavinia Podolak

Lavinia comes with an extensive background of strategic alignment in the NGO sector, specifically philanthropy.

As a former board member of Prison Network (VIC), Lavinia is passionate about ensuring the voices of those most marginalised are advocated for.

Lavinia is a speaker and a published author of Where’s the Red Button? – a childhood memoir of how her lived experience has not defined her.

Kym Peake

Kym Peake


Kym is currently a partner at EY Port Jackson Partners and former Secretary of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Kym has diverse leadership experience within the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, with a track record of leading significant reform programs in health, social services, and vocational education.

Her focus is on progressing social change, through growing the impact of services and public purpose systems.

Kym holds an Executive Masters of Public Administration, as well as degrees in Arts (Hons) and Law.

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Lynn Glover


Until her retirement in 2020, Lynn was an accomplished Senior Executive within the Victorian Public Service, working in various government departments and agencies over a career spanning forty years. Lynn was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) in 2007 and retired from this position in December 2020.

Lynn has extensive experience in leading organisations to achieve its strategic directions which includes demonstrated expertise in compliance, quality assurance, financial and operational management, stakeholder relations and regulation.

Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood

LLB, BCom (University of Melbourne)

Tony is a partner at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where he specialises in employment, industrial relations, and discrimination law. His professional work focuses on litigation, enterprise bargaining, workplace culture and corporate governance. Tony’s legal practice covers the private and public sectors, in addition to numerous probono clients in the not for profit sector and LGBTQI+ community.

Prior to joining the Board, Tony was a legal advisor to Berry Street for many years.

Our Patron

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC