Board

Tamsin Mildenhall

Director
Tamsin is an experienced criminal defence lawyer having worked in both the private and Government sectors. Currently, she is the Manager of the Summary Crime team at Victoria Legal Aid, working with sector partners to ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services as well as a fair and efficient justice system. She is a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Criminal Law and Children's Law Specialist and a member of the LIV Children's Law Specialisation advisory Committee. She also is currently undertaking a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) at RMIT
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Su Robertson

Director
Su is a social justice lawyer, academic and community radio broadcaster. She has previously worked as a community legal centre lawyer and university law lecturer, and is currently completing her PhD at the Australian National University. She has researched, published and presented on a variety of issues associated with poverty law, clinical legal education, feminism and the legal system, and her work has been tabled in Parliament
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Amanda Thornton

Director
Amanda leads the National Partnerships team at Stroke Foundation and Co-chairs the Melbourne Women's Fund Grants Committee. She is experienced in fundraising, philanthropy, and non-profit administration in the charitable and arts sectors, and holds a Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy.
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Trevor Irwin

Director
Trevor Irwin is an experienced accountant with a background in media, not-for-profit, the university sector, Victorian Government agencies, recycling/waste management, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors in senior finance roles.  Trevor is currently Chief Financial Officer with Surf Coast News Australia based in Torquay Victoria.  He is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and has an MBA from RMIT University.
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Emily Porter

Director
Emily is an experienced barrister practising in the areas of administrative, planning and environmental law.  She has prior experience as a member of the Victorian Bar Council and the Eastern Community Legal Centre Committee of Management.  She is passionate about maximising opportunities for women to participate fully in society, including through mentoring.
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Anne Rudd

Director
Anne is a serving member of Victoria Police and over the past 17 years she has performed duties within the Bayside area, Prosecutions Division, Family Violence Command and more recently, the North West Metro Region in Melbourne and Yarra. Anne is a lawyer and an experienced prosecutor within the Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court where she specialised in prosecuting sexual offences and family violence matters. Anne was previously a member of the Therapeutic Treatment Board and is a current Director of Court Network.
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Tracy Baylis

Director & Company Secretary
Tracy brings strong knowledge and many years of governance and strategic planning experience.  A values-driven leader, Tracy is currently the Strategic Planning and Implementation Manager at the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, an organisation aiming to increase liveability and resilience in our cities and communities and thereby improve the lives of every Australian.  Tracy has supported WAM as a volunteer for several years.
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Sam Payne

Chair
Sam Payne retired from a long career in Business Administration in 2005. She joined the WAM pilot program as a Volunteer Mentor in 2010, one of the first volunteers. Sam has mentored three women participants in WAM and continues as a Volunteer. She joined the WAM Board in 2014.
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