Our Board

The Committee of Management of Inner Melbourne Community Legal is responsible for the management of the organisation. Board members volunteer their time.

Peter Fridell

Peter Fridell

Chairperson

Peter joined the IMCL Board in 2012 and assumed the role of Chair in 2015. Peter has fifteen years of professional strategy, operations and finance experience working with executive leadership teams and corporate Boards. Peter currently works as Director of Operations for Bellamy’s Organic (ASX:BAL) and has held roles as Strategy Director and Supply Finance General Manager at Carlton & United Breweries. He has previously worked with A.T. Kearney management consultants and at Invetech as a mechanical design engineer. He holds an MBA, INSEAD (France), a Bachelor in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne.

John Mangan

John Mangan

Treasurer

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.

Joanna Renkin

Joanna Renkin

Board Member

Jo leads law firm Lander & Rogers' national Pro Bono and Community Support practice. For over 10 years, 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. Jo is actively involved as 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.

Charlotte Ahearne

Charlotte Ahearne

Board Member

Charlotte is a Manager in Group Strategy at ANZ, with a focus on driving purpose-alignment and supporting leaders to deliver shared financial and social value. She believes in the power of business to tackle complex societal challenges, and specialises in building cross-sector partnerships that benefit customers, the community and employees. Previously Charlotte held managerial roles and practised as a senior lawyer in commercial firms and in-house for 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.

 

Caroline Evans

Caroline Evans

Board Member

Caroline is a highly skilled General Manager and Senior Legal Counsel at Avanade. Through her career as in-house counsel and principal of her own firm, Caroline has comprehensive expertise as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 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.

Daniel Stubbs

Daniel Stubbs

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Stubbs has been IMCL’s CEO since June 2015. He has a passion for social justice, supporting and advocating for marginalised groups (like people with disabilities, marginalised women and homeless people). Having worked in social policy and human rights in government, as Director of ACTCOSS and in developing countries in the pacific, Dan realised that one of the best places to make a difference for marginalised people is in community law. Prior to heading up IMCL Dan was the director of the Inner City Legal Centre in Kings Cross, Sydney.

Dan has a Diploma of Legal practice, an honours degree in law from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Development Economics from ANU and an honours degree in economics from the University of Melbourne.

Daniel Scoullar

Daniel Scoullar

Board Member

Daniel is Director of communications consultancy Social Change Projects and has over 15 years’ experience with communities, non-profits and government. He has worked across community law, homelessness, mental health, disability, family violence, LGBTIQ+ equality, international human rights and other policy areas.

Prior to joining the Board in 2018, he worked with staff and stakeholders to develop IMCL’s first communications strategy. Daniel has an MA in Written Communication and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and the International Institute for Public Participation.

Romina Calabro

Romina Calabro

Board Member

Mischa Barr

Mischa Barr

Board Member

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.