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

Previously a partner at Shine Wing Australia (formerly known as Moore Stephens Melbourne) from 1985 to June 2015, Kevin also chairs Funds Manager at CorVal Partners Limited and is a Director of M.A. & V.L. Perry Foundation Ltd. He has previously held the position of OCAV Treasurer and is also a member of the OCAV Development committee, Audit and Risk committee and Communications Steering Group.

Leslie Wood, Vice President

Leslie Wood, Vice President

- Elected to Council 2009

Leslie is currently Manager, Project Partnerships and Investment at Places Victoria.
She is a former Councillor with the Shire of Yarra Ranges, and has extensive experience in the governance of sustainable businesses. Leslie is a graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently Chair of Open Channel in the Docklands. Leslie is a member of the Care committee and Chair of the Governance committee.

Carl Maissan, Treasurer

Carl Maissan, Treasurer

- Elected to Council 2015

Carl has ten years’ experience with PWC in Australia, Canada and the USA, principally undertaking corporate restructuring. Before this he held financial assurance, modelling and treasury roles in Canada and England. For the past seven years, Carl has specialised in providing restructuring and turnaround advice to underperforming companies, shareholders and capital providers. Carl chairs the Audit and Risk committee.

Martin Bede

Martin Bede

- Elected to Council 2015

Martin is Company Secretary/General Counsel at Regis Aged Care Pty Ltd and also chairs the Professional Standards Committee at Regis Aged Care. He has a strong focus on complex ethical and legal issues relating to privacy and dignity that can affect vulnerable individuals living in aged care. Martin is on the Governance committee.

Nicole Pelchen

Nicole Pelchen

- Elected to Council 2015

Nicole is Program Director at ANZ Bank and previously worked for IBM Global, IBM Europe and IBM Australia spanning over nearly 15 years. Nicole specialises in contract and vendor management with hands on experience managing contracts and transformation programs. Nicole is passionate about people development, having been involved in multiple mentoring and diversity programs in the community and business.

Professor Robert Helme

Professor Robert Helme

- Elected to Council 2002

Retired from clinical practice as a Consultant Neurologist, Robert now undertakes medicolegal work. Robert was in the Department of Medicine at Monash University before becoming Professor of Geriatric Medicine at The University of Melbourne and Director of the National Ageing Research Institute. Robert is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. He is Chair of the Care committee and a member of the Communications Steering Group.

Ray Harvey

Ray Harvey

- Elected to Council 2002

Ray is a Director of Russell Harvey and Co, a consulting practice with a focus on property development and corporate real estate. He has over 30 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 committee and member of the Audit and Risk committee.

Judy Sharp

Judy Sharp

- Elected to Council 2011

Judy is a social worker and trainer with management experience in the aged and disability fields, especially working with family carers. Judy, for many years managed the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre and CarerLinks North programs at Merri Community Health Services. A member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Judy is an active Rotarian. She is currently a member of both the Care and Development committees.

Carl Wood

Carl Wood

- Elected to Council 2011

Carl is the Finance Manager of Murray Darling Association and also serves as a Bail Justice. Carl 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 Governance committee.

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