Our Council

Our Council

Our Council is the governing body for the Association. Each Councillor is committed to providing good governance, effective financial management and creativity as they advocate for older Victorians in need.

Kevin W. Neville, President

Kevin W. Neville, President

- Elected to Council 1993

Kevin is Chairman of Disability Service provider Interact Australia (Victoria) Ltd, Funds Manager CorVal Partners Ltd, and is a Director of IntoWork Australia, a National Specialist Recruitment and Training Services company, and MAS National Ltd, an Apprenticeship Support Service Provider. Kevin’s professional career was 30 years as a Chartered Accountant and Partner at Moore Stephens, with 7 years as Managing Partner. Kevin is a member of the Development and Innovation, Audit and Risk, and Governance Committees and has previously held the position of OCAV Treasurer.

Leslie Wood, Vice President

Leslie Wood, Vice President

- Elected to Council 2009

Leslie teaches in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University. Formerly Manager of Project Partnerships & Investment at Places Victoria and a Councillor in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, with extensive experience in governance including Chair of Open Channel at Docklands and President of the Victorian Association of Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres. Leslie is a graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chair of OCAV Governance Committee.

Carl Maissan, Treasurer

Carl Maissan, Treasurer

- Elected to Council 2015

Carl is an experienced CFO, and is currently CFO of an education-technology group of companies. Prior to taking on an executive role, Carl was a Director at PwC, where he spent 11 years in a variety of consulting and transaction support roles in Australia, Canada and the USA. Carl is a Chartered Accountant and Chairs the OCAV Audit and Risk Committee.

Jenny Roche

Jenny Roche

- Elected to Council 2018

Jenny Roche FAICD is an advisory partner at EY where she leads the Customer Advisory Practice for Oceania. Prior to joining EY she held a number of senior executive roles across a range of industries. Jenny specialises in customer centred transformation and in the connection between people and technology. Jenny is also a director educator with the AICD.

Nicole Pelchen

Nicole Pelchen

- Elected to Council 2015

Currently working for ANZ Bank and previously worked for IBM in Europe and Australia, Nicole specialises in managing transformation programs and teams focused on improving employee and customer service and how technology can assist in these areas. Nicole is passionate about people development having been involved in multiple mentoring and diversity programs in the community and business. Nicole is a member of our Development and Innovation Committee.

Ray Harvey

Ray Harvey

- Elected to Council 2002

Ray is a Director or Russell Harvey and Co, a consulting practice with a focus on property development and corporate real estate. He has over thirty years’ experience in engineering, investment and property advisory services. Ray has been involved in a number of major projects including advisor to Major Projects Victoria. Ray is Chair of the Development and Innovation committee and a member of the Audit and Risk committee.

Judy Sharp

Judy Sharp

- Elected to Council 2011

Judy has many years of experience as a social worker and manager of community programs in the aged and disability field and especially in supporting family carers. For many years she managed the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre and Carer Links North programs at Merri Community Health Services. More recently Judy has been a trainer and facilitator of workshops for women in business or management. She is an active Rotarian and is currently president of the Rotary Club of Eltham. Currently she is a member of both the Care Committee and Development and Innovation Committee.

Carl Wood

Carl Wood

- Elected to Council 2011

Carl's qualifications include an MBA, Grad Dip Accounting, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, Grad Dip Risk Management, ASCA, and ACIS. He serves as a Bail Justice and has held CEO roles in a number of national, state and regional not-for-profit associations. With a particular interest in corporate governance, Carl is a member of the OCAV Governance Committee and Care Committee.

Professor Joe Ibrahim

Professor Joe Ibrahim

- Elected to Council 2018

Joseph is a Professor and Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Joseph established the Health Services Research Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in 1999 after completing a Doctorate of Philosophy examining the epidemiological principles of performance measurement and quality in health care. Joseph’s principal areas of research expertise include quality of clinical care, performance measurement and patient safety.

Lyndsay Neilson

Lyndsay Neilson

- Elected to Council 2018

Lyndsay Neilson is a very experienced senior government leader, and a specialist in strategic thinking, planning and management. He has led government departments in Australia, headed a high-level multi-lateral committee in Europe and has been an active consultant within Australia and overseas. He has also had extensive academic engagement and experience in the urban planning and management field.

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