Board of Directors

John Cain, Chair

John is a senior Melbourne solicitor and son of the former Premier. He has worked as a lawyer for in excess of 33 years. John was managing partner of Maurice Blackburn and has served as CEO of the Law Institute Victoria and as Victorian Government Solicitor. In November John is currently the Victorian Solicitor for Public Prosecution

Faith FitzGerald, Secretary

Faith is an independent management consultant. She had a long career in senior management in the public and private sectors. Currently she sits on several boards.

John Howie

John is a lawyer running his own legal practice.  He has chaired a number of public bodies including Victorian Legal Aid, Film Victoria,and the Sports Federation Victoria (VicSport). He has also been active on the Boards of many community groups including the Montsalvat Board, Vision 2020, The Avoca Project,  The Law Foundation of Victoria, the Advisory Board of La Trobe University Law School, the National Tennis Centre Board of Trustees, Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Adam Fletcher, Treasurer

Adam is an experienced accountant and joined the Board as Treasurer in 2016.  He has worked in financial analysis roles in several organizations, including for the Trade Union movement.  He is currently a manager at National Bank of Australia.

Diarmuid Cooney-O’Donoghue

Diarmuid is a Researcher at the Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre. He researches issues relating to the labour market and social security. He holds degrees in Politics and Chinese Language Studies.

Greg Hunt

Greg has an Honours Degree in Science and Diplomas in Education and Business. He is currently the Executive Officer of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve.  Greg has had leadership positions in education, as a Principal and TAFE Board member and in the environment sector, previously working in community and in local government in climate change response.

Martin Brennan

Martin Brennan has had a long association with local government as an elected representative and a professional. He is a former Melbourne City Councillor and Regional Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – Oceania. Currently he is an Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at The University of Melbourne. His interests focus on city government, metropolitan governance and local sustainability.

Annabel Harding

Annabel is a final year arts/law student due to graduate in October 2019. She currently works for the Parliament of Victoria as an electorate officer. She has previously worked as a legal advocate at Victorian Trades Hall.


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