The Committee of Management of Inner Melbourne Community Legal is responsible for the management of the organisation. Board members volunteer their time.
Caroline is a highly skilled Technology and Legal executive, and currently the General Manager of Technology Performance Regulation & Performance at Tabcorp. Through her career as in-house General Counsel and Company Secretary, principal of her own firm, and technology leadership roles across many regulated industries, Caroline has comprehensive expertise across corporate governance, large-scale program management, transformation and integration, IT strategy, risk, security and change management. She holds a double degree in law with honours and Asian Studies.
Charlotte is a corporate social responsibility professional and social impact strategist dedicated to helping businesses achieve competitive advantage by delivering positive social and environmental impacts alongside strong commercial returns. Most recently, Charlotte worked as a manager at ANZ where she designed and implemented social impact strategy. Previously, Charlotte held managerial roles and practised as a lawyer in commercial firms and in government, specialising in all areas of employment and discrimination law. Charlotte was Head of Corporate Partnerships at Justice Connect, a community legal centre, and facilitator of pro bono legal services. Throughout her legal career, Charlotte has volunteered for community legal centres in Sydney and Melbourne. Charlotte is passionate about building purpose-driven organisational cultures and is motivated by a strong commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
A section editor at The Age and long-time inner Melbourne resident, John has been on the committee since 1996 when we were the North Melbourne Legal Service. He served as chair from 2001 to 2012. John holds an MA in Cultural Studies and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne and has worked in news reporting, column and feature writing and editing for print and digital platforms.
Daniel is Director of policy and communications consultancy Social Change Projects and has over 15 years' experience working with communities, non-profits and government. He has experience across a range of intersecting policy areas, including community law, homelessness, mental health, community health, disability, family violence, LGBTIQ+ equality and international human rights.
Jo leads law firm Lander & Rogers' national Pro Bono and Community Support practice. Since 2006, she has established and shaped the practice, guiding the firm in its delivery of pro bono legal services to address access to justice. She is a strong believer in building legal capability in individuals and organisations. Previously, Jo was a committee member of the Justice Connect Seniors Law/CoHealth Health Justice Partnership Strategic Review Committee and the InTouch Legal Centre/Monash Health Health Justice Partnership Strategic Review Committee for CALD women. She was a Board Member of Justice Connect and PILCH Victoria as well as Convenor of Victorian Women Lawyers and a Board member of Australian Women Lawyers.
Mischa is Policy & Health Promotion Manager at Women's Health Victoria, a statewide not-for-profit women's information, support and advocacy service. Mischa oversees work in policy, advocacy, and research across WHV’s priority areas including sexual and reproductive health, prevention of violence against women, and women's equality. Previously Mischa held senior policy roles within the Victorian Government working across a range of portfolios including public health, mental health, disability and child and family services. She has previously been a member of the Committee of Management for Project Respect. Mischa holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law.
Shorna is the Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Melbourne City Mission where she is responsible for leading the development of policy, law reform and advocacy. Shorna brings almost 15 years' experience in executive policy and advocacy roles across the community legal and homelessness sectors and has led successful campaigns on issues including access to justice, youth homelessness and family violence. Shorna is the former Policy and Advocacy Director of the peak body for community legal centres and sits on a number of NFP boards and Advisory Committees. Shorna is a passionate social justice lawyer and is dedicated to driving positive social change for children and young people.