Board of Management

Greg Wilson – Chair

Greg joined the Board as Chair in March 2019.  He is a member of the Audit, Risk, and Board Workshop Advisory Committees, and chairs the Remuneration Committee.

He was recently appointed Chair of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Board and he also Chairs Victoria’s State Emergency Service.

Greg was previously with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and was Secretary of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Secretary of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and Deputy Secretary of the Policy and Cabinet Group at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  Greg chaired the Victorian Essential Services Commission (formerly Office of the Regulator-General) 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, Senior Economist, Department of Treasury and Finance, Melbourne Water and City West Water.

Jane Brockington

Jane joined the Board in late 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 Roads Corporation of Victoria 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.

James Flintoft

James joined the Board in July 2019.  He is a member of the Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Board Workshop Advisory Committee.

James Flintoft has substantial private sector and government experience.  He has served on various private sector, government and not-for-profit boards.  He is a director of Development Victoria and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

He spent 10 years in the public service including as Chief Executive of Regional Development Victoria, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Victoria and First Assistant Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Before joining the public service, James spent 20 years working in the private sector.  He was a senior executive at ANZ Bank including Managing Director, Business Banking.  He was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s Australian, London and Washington offices advising across many industries including financial services and insurance.  James was also a commercial lawyer at Allens Arthur Robinson.

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.

David Heath

David Heath joined the 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.

David 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.

Louisa Hudson

Louisa joined the Board in August 2016 and was appointed Interim Chair from March 2017 to May 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, she is currently the HSWE and Protective Security Executive 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 the National Australia Bank.  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

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 and One in Five, and a Non-Executive Director with VicUrban.  Julia lectured in Corporate Financial Management in the Masters program with Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and was a Director with Same Business Different Outcome, a Melbourne-based private equity business sourcing operational expertise and capital to back growth businesses.

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 and he is the Chair of WorkSafe Victoria.

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.

Dr Samantha Smith

Samantha joined the Board in February 2017. 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 is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Victorian Division, Chair of Swinburne University's Master of Marketing Course Advisory Committee and a member of the Australian Communities Foundation Development and Donor Relations Committee. She 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.

Samantha's Doctorate from Monash University was obtained for her communications and behaviour change-related social research into Gen Y.

Sharon McCrohan

Sharon joined the Board in December 2019.

A media and strategic communications consultant with a career spanning almost 30 years, Sharon has been an advisor to Federal and State government leaders and cabinets, private sector boards, national sporting bodies, statutory authorities, charities and government agencies.

Sharon has extensive experience in media and communications, policy development, government and stakeholder relations and issues management.  She is a non-executive director of Racing Victoria Limited, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and a non-executive independent director of Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited.