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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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Elected to Council 2020
Dominique is a social worker and is currently working with Better Place Australia implementing Elder Abuse Prevention Services with The Orange Door (Family Violence Hub) in Gippsland, North East and Geelong. She has extensive experience working across a range health and community sectors including disability and aged care. She has experience working with older people with dementia and their family and carers and her recent role working as an Aged Care Assessor provides a great understanding of My Aged Care and the support and service which are available to older people and their families.
“I remember when I walked into the carpet bowls and the people greeted me and made me feel I had been here all my life,” said Bernard Pidd who, with his wife Jean, moved into Rushall Park after losing their home in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.