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High Street Medical Centre, 17 High Street
Bunyip, VIC 3815

T 1800 639 523 T 1800 639 523


Fitzroy Legal Service, Level 4, 126 Moor Street (access via courtyard)
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

T 03 9355 4700 T 03 9355 4700


Diamond Valley Community Support Centre, Shop 378a, Level 3 Greensborough Plaza
Greensborough, Victoria 3088

T 03 9355 4700 T 03 9355 4700


Pakenham Springs Centre, 5 Livingstone Blvd
Pakenham, VIC 3810

T 03 8781 9111 T 03 8781 9111


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Brendan Rowswell

Brendan Rowswell is a Director at a leading public affairs firm in Melbourne whose clients are major Australian companies within the infrastructure, transport, information and technology, health and energy sectors. He regularly represents not-for-profit clients in their dealings with federal and state governments. Brendan was previously Public Affairs Manager at a Victorian industry association and adviser to a federal Member of Parliament during the third and fourth terms of the Howard Government. Brendan holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne.

Brendan joined the Board in 2015.

Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough

Anne Goldsbrough is the Regional Coordinating Magistrate, and Lead Family Violence Magistrate at Moorabbin Justice Centre.

She has a long-standing interest in the Court’s Family Violence and Family Law jurisdictions and has presided over a portfolio of significant projects, including the development and introduction of the specialist Family Violence Court Division and as the Part-Time Law Reform Commission for the Australian Law Reform Commissions’ inquiry into the interaction of laws and practice in Family Law, family violence, child protection, sexual assault and criminal laws.

Anne  contributes regularly to ongoing legal and judicial professional development both inside and outside the court, and to a range of community information and education programs, within Australia and internationally.

Anne completed her law degree at Melbourne University and previously studied in the areas of behavioural science, psychology and teacher training at La Trobe University.

Erika Owens
Deputy Chair and Director

Erika Owens is the Director, Victim Support within the Victim Services, Support & Reform (VSSR) unit at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. She was previously the CEO of Crime Stoppers Victoria. She has also held executive positions as Senior Manager, Southern & Eastern Melbourne and later as General Manager, State Services at Relationship Australia (Vic) for 3 years. Prior to this,

Erika worked in the Department of Justice for several years overseeing the delivery of government reform and operations. Erika has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Australian Cultural Studies) from Victoria University, a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Criminology) from the University of Melbourne and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of Melbourne

Erika joined the Board in 2018

Rachel Holthouse

Rachel is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Development at RMIT University.

Her previous role was as  Chief Executive Officer of RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT University, located in Melbourne, Australia. The company is a successful provider of education solutions supporting professional development goals of clients worldwide.

Prior to joining RMIT Training in 2009, Rachel has held senior governance roles in the education sector in Australia, in the United Kingdom and in Singapore.  She has extensive international experience working with global partners and operating in highly regulated and multijurisdictional environments. Her achievements include establishing offices overseas and commercialising IP to develop digital and face to face learning products that effectively support training needs.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Diploma of Education from Melbourne University and a Masters of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Delia McIver

Delia McIver has significant experience at a senior executive level across the post-secondary education sector in the areas of People and Culture/Human Resources, safety, risk and corporate services and has worked across Australia and internationally in her career. Delia currently holds the position of Executive Director People, Culture and Safety at Chisholm Institute, having held similar positions as Executive Director People & Capability at Box Hill Institute and Director Human Resources at Victoria University.

Having a keen interest in the not-for-profit sector, Delia has been a member of the Fitzroy Learning Network Board, Oakleigh Centre Board and enjoys participating as a volunteer at Reclink.

Delia is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, Monash University and La Trobe University and a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Delia is a Member of the Nominations & People Committee (since August 2016 – initially external)

Delia joined the Board in May 2016.

David Speyer
Director and Treasurer

David is General Manager Commercial and National Services at Vision Australia. A Chartered Accountant by training, David has spent the last 28 years in senior executive and leadership roles in finance, mergers and acquisitions, business reorganisations in multinationals and for-purpose organisations.

David joined the Board in 2014.

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