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Board of Management


Greg Wilson – Chair

BComm, PG Dip (Eco), FIPAA (Vic), MAICD

Greg was appointed as Chair of the TAC in March 2019.  He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee, the Board Workshop Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

He is currently with the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  Greg was previously the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Secretary of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and Deputy Secretary Policy and Cabinet Group, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

He formerly chaired the Victoria’s Essential Services Commission and has held a number of senior leadership roles including Deputy Secretary (Water Sector) in the Department of Sustainability and Environment, General Manager of Regulatory Policy at the Essential Services Commission (formerly Office of the Regulator-General), Senior Economist, Department of Treasury and Finance, Melbourne Water and City West Water.

Jane Brockington, Board Member 

Jane Brockington
BEc, Grad Dip Econ, FIPAA (Vic)

Jane Brockington joined the Board in October 2017.  She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Jane is the Principal of Bridging Policy and Practice, a consultancy and advisory practice focused on strategy and transformation; regulatory design and practice; governance and integrity; and building capability.

Jane is a non-executive director on the boards of WorkSafe Victoria and TRY Australia, she chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for VicRoads and Victoria Police, is a member of the Victoria Police Corporate Advisory Group and the Melbourne Forum Membership Committee.

In 2015-2016, Jane was Deputy Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee which reviewed the Environment Protection Authority (Victoria). Previously she held leadership roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors including as the inaugural CEO of the Victorian Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation overseeing its creation in 2012, and was CEO of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Jane holds qualifications in economics, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria), Executive Fellow of ANZSOG and Fellow of Leadership Victoria.

James Flintoft

James Flintoft

James Flintoft joined the Board in July 2019.

James is the Chief Executive of Regional Development Victoria, the State’s agency responsible for regional economic development.  He was previously Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Victoria and worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as First Assistant Secretary of the Cabinet Implementation Division overseeing whole-of-government implementation of key economic, education, health, environmental and national security reforms.

James has substantial private sector and government experience both in leadership and governance.  He has served on various private sector, government and not-for-profit boards, covering public-private partnership joint ventures, agricultural research and development commercialisation and wholesale trade.

James was formerly Treasurer of the Mirabel Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that provides support and counselling services to children orphaned or abandoned due to parental drug abuse.

James has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

David Heath
B.Ec (Hons), FIAA, FCPA, FFin, GAICD.

David Heath was appointed to the TAC Board in February 2017. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

David is an Actuary with Cumpston Sarjeant in Melbourne.  He has over twenty years’ experience in actuarial consulting, specialising in accident compensation and general insurance.  He has provided advice across all Australian jurisdictions to accident compensation and injury scheme providers, insurance companies and self-insuring corporate clients.

He also has a longstanding commitment to the actuarial education process as a Lecturer and Course Leader.  He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne.

David is a Board Director and Treasurer with the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).  AAG is Australia’s peak national body linking professionals working across the multidisciplinary fields of ageing.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.  He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Louisa Hudson

Louisa joined the TAC Board in August 2016 and was appointed Interim Chair in March 2017.  She is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Louisa became the Licensee Representative Member on the Commonwealth Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission in November 2017.

In 2018, she joined Telstra as Director of Global Health Safety and Environment where her team is responsible for health and safety, injury management, workers’ compensation and the environment for Telstra both within Australia and internationally.

Prior to joining Telstra, Louisa spent four years as Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing at NAB.  She has a legal background in dispute resolution, practising in the area of insurance and risk.  She also spent seven years as a Senior Legal Counsel with WorkSafe Victoria, where she was involved in the regulation of the compensation scheme as well as management of litigation at a scheme level.

Julia Mason
BA, BComm, MBA, MAICD, F Fin

Julia joined the Board in August 2016.  She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Julia is the Executive Officer at the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.  She has a background in strategy, finance, and operations within the energy, advertising, finance, transport, and biotechnology industries. Julia is a non-executive director on the boards of the Community Sector Banking and Respect Victoria.

Julia has a more than 20 year career focused on creating growth and value, in the private and not for profit sectors in both Australia and Asia.  Having held senior commerce and finance positions at Sensis and BP, Julia has deep business knowledge developed through a career in key business functions:  finance, corporate strategy, corporate advisory, and marketing.

Julia was previously Chair of the Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) and One in Five, and a Non-Executive Director with VicUrban.  Julia lectured in Corporate Financial Management in the Masters program with FinSia, the former Securities Institute of Australia and was a Director with Same Business Different Outcome (SBDO), a Melbourne-based private equity business sourcing operational expertise and capital to back growth businesses.

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John Merritt

John joined the Board in October 2018 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

John is currently an Advisor to Ministers, Boards and Chief Executives, on leadership, culture, engagement, strategy and change.

A successful senior executive for 20 years, John is uniquely experienced in public and private sector and not-for-profit leadership.  John was the Chief Executive of VicRoads, the Environment Protection Authority Victoria and an Executive Director of WorkSafe Victoria.  He was also the Chief Executive of the National Safety Council of Australia and held senior management roles in the Fletcher Challenge organisation.

John holds a degree in economics, completed the Advanced Management Program at Melbourne Business School and has undertaken post graduate research at the London School of Economics under a British Government scholarship.  He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Samantha Smith

Dr Samantha Smith was appointed to the TAC Board in February 2017 and is also a Non-Executive Director of WorkSafe Victoria. Samantha is a member of the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

Samantha is the Director of Melbourne communications agency, Pinnacle, and consults across the Government, not-for-profit and private sectors.

Samantha's Doctorate from Monash University was obtained for her communications and behaviour change-related social research into Gen Y.  She also has a Master of Arts (Communications and Media Studies) and a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing.

A Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Samantha is a Member of the Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) Development and Donor Relations Committee. She also sits on Swinburne University's Master of Marketing Course Advisory Committee, assists in judging the Telstra Australian Business Awards and Business Women's Awards and is a published author on the topics of Gen Y and social media.