The Committee of Management of Inner Melbourne Community Legal is responsible for the management of the organisation. Board members volunteer their time.
Peter Fridell has over ten years of professional strategy and finance experience working with corporate Boards and executive leadership teams. He has a breadth of experience across strategic and financial planning, operational improvement and risk management. Peter currently works as Supply Finance General Manager for Carlton & United Breweries and has held previous roles as Strategy Director, Management Consultant and Design Engineer. He holds an MBA (INSEAD, France) and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Commerce. Peter joined the IMCL Board in December 2012 and assumed the role of Treasurer in March 2013.
Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor with a LLB and Bachelor of Commerce, Stephen practises in general litigation, with a particular focus on the State's obligations across the areas of Police torts, personal injury, coronial inquests, vexatious litigants and contempt of court. Stephen is also a key adviser to the State and it's departments in Royal Commissions. Stephen has a keen interest in ensuring marginalised people in Melbourne enjoy equal access to justice through services like Inner Melbourne Community Legal.
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.
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 is a Senior Employee Relations Advisor at ANZ where she supports the business to manage workplace risk, investigate employee misconduct and coach managers. Previously Charlotte was a Senior Lawyer for the Department of Education and Training, advising schools and the Department in all areas of employment and discrimination law. Charlotte was Manager of corporate partnerships at Justice Connect, a community legal centre and facilitator of pro bono legal services. She has advised and trained corporate, government and not-for-profit clients on employment, industrial and discrimination law. Throughout her legal career, Charlotte has volunteered for community legal centres in Sydney and Melbourne. Charlotte is passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in workplaces and is motivated by public interest principles and a commitment to social justice.
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.
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.