ACSO's Board
Leaders from the community and judiciary

 

The origins of ACSO’s Board are unique and reflect the organisation’s long term work with ex-prisoners and those people involved in the Victorian criminal justice system. ACSO has maintained a strong affiliation with members of the Judiciary, often described as the ‘heart and soul’ of the Board.

ACSO Board

Ms Karen Corry
Chair

 

Committees:  Strategic Input and Positioning Committee Chair

Ms Karen Corry was appointed to the Board in 2014 and to the role of Chair in November 2018.  She is a non-executive director and has served on boards and committees across public, private and not-for-profit organisations for over ten years.  She is a non-executive director at Peninsula Health, Holmesglen Institute and ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.  

 

Karen is a chartered accountant and over her consulting career specialised in delivering strategic transformational programs enabled by digital technology. Prior to running her own business Delta Management Consulting, she was a partner at KPMG where she started her career and worked in London and Melbourne.  Over her career she has worked globally across a number of industries including health, government, transport, manufacturing and mining. During 2020 she has participated in the AICD Chair’s Mentoring Program and is a GAICD.

Committees:  Quality, Safety & Service Delivery Committee Chair

 

Appointed to the Board in 2009, Ms Barker draws on 20 years business leadership and operational experience across health, insurance and people/culture sectors. 

Operating as a consultant since 2009, she specialises in work she loves: organisational culture and leadership development – mobilising, focusing and sustaining the energy of others to deliver outstanding results. She is most proud of the work of the ACSO team: supporting, encouraging and guiding ACSO clients with humanness to achieve tangible and positive life outcomes. 

Ms Kathleen Barker
Director and Deputy Chair of the ACSO Board

Committees: Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Chair
 

Janine joined the Board and was appointed Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee in 2017. Janine provides expertise in strategic risk management.

 She is currently Chief Operations Officer at SecondBite. Her previous roles include Director of KPMG, Justice and Security and Head of Strategy, Risk and Assurance at Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA).

Ms Janine Holloway
Director

The Hon. Justice Paul Coghlan
Director

Committees: Strategic Input & Positioning Committee Member
 

 

Paul Coghlan was admitted to practice in 1969. After nine years as a solicitor, he joined the Victorian Bar in 1978, where he specialised in criminal law. He was a judge of the Supreme Court from 1995 until 2009 and was the principal judge of the Criminal Division of the Court between 2010 and 2012. 

 

In 2001, following highly-regarded service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor and Chief Crown Prosecutor, he was appointed Victoria’s fifth Director of Public Prosecutions. He was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court in 2013 and retired in early 2014 after over 40 years in practice.

Mr Andrew Chadwick
Director

Committees: Finance, Risk and Audit Committee Member 

 

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Mr Chadwick is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has been a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since 2009 and was Chair of the Committee from March 2014 until 2017.  He is a financial consultant, following 12 years with BHP as a Senior Manager in Group Reporting, which included six years with responsibility for external financial reporting. Previously, he was with accounting firm KPMG, as a Partner for 12 years in the assurance and advisory services division.

 

Mr Chadwick first became involved with ACSO in 2001 when he was engaged to provide financial consulting advice.
 

Mr Chadwick is also a McCormack Housing Board Member.

Dr Danny Sullivan
Director

Committees: Quality, Safety & Service Delivery Committee Member

 

Danny Sullivan is a consultant psychiatrist, currently Executive Director Clinical Services of Forensicare, part of the leadership team responsible for the Victorian public forensic mental health services in prisons, community and the Thomas Embling Hospital. In addition he has honorary academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and Swinburne Universities: he is involved in research and teaching including on topics of forensic disability and sexual offending. He provides expert evidence in most Australian jurisdictions. 


He trained in Melbourne and at the Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry in London. He has masters’ degrees in Medical Law (Melbourne), Bioethics (Monash) and Management (McGill). He also sits on the Human Research Committees of the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine; and on the clinical governance committee of the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS). 

Ms Judy Finn
Director
 

Committees: Strategic Input & Positioning Committee Member
 

 

Ms Finn comes to ACSO having performed senior roles in some of Australia’s leading not-for-profit health organisations  including Beyondblue (Strategic Projects Lead, Program Director Public Health), Heart Foundation (Director Cardiovascular Health Programs, Government and Stakeholder Relations) and Cancer Council Victoria (Quit Campaign - various roles over a number of years).

Ms Finn is currently leading the implementation of a multi-year program of work in the area of Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Ms Finn is an alumnus of Leadership Victoria and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, which has fuelled her interest in corporate governance. She is a member of the Strategic Input and Positioning Committee.

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Committees: Quality, Safety & Service Delivery Committee Member

 

Through more than 20 years’ experience in public and private sectors, Jane has cultivated a unique and nuanced approach to helping businesses anticipate and solve health and safety problems. 

She has been a Partner at some of Australia’s leading corporate law firms. In 2019 Jane founded boutique law firm, Loupe Legal to focus on assisting leading employers to identify and manage health and safety risks, collaborating with their senior executives and boards to help them shape and meet their safety goals, the expectations of their stakeholders and comply with the law. 

Ms Jane Hall
Director

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Dr Mark Rallings
Director

Committees: Strategic Input & Positioning Committee Member
 

 

Dr Mark Rallings is a former Commissioner of Queensland Corrective Services, with nearly 15 years experience in Queensland and the UK.  Earlier roles included Head of Research and Evaluation of the Sex Offender Treatment Programme, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and Executive Director, Offender Programs and Services, Queensland Corrective Services. Mark has worked as a psychologist in an employee assistance service of a large government organisation and in private practice.  Mark currently holds Adjunct Professor appointments at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Swinburne University.  Mark is a founding partner and director of Making Good Alliance and the Centre for Regenerative Arts.

McCormack Housing Board Member 

Dean McWhirter 

Director

Independent Members

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Committees: Finance Risk and Audit Committee Member

Mr McGinnes was appointed an inaugural board member of McCormack Housing (formerly known as Housing with Conviction) in 2015. He has also been a member of the ACSO Finance, Risk and Audit Committee since 2014.  He is a partner with accounting firm Romanis Cant, where he has been since 2002, specialising in business services, taxation and forensic accounting.  

Chair of McCormack Housing Board

Committees: Quality, Safety and Service Delivery Committee Member 

 

Dean McWhirter was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner, Transit & Public Safety Command, Victoria Police in August 2020, the Command provides specialist policing support for operational frontline police such as critical incident response, public order and public transport policing.  This is support is further enhanced through the deployment of key assets such as the Airwing, Dog Squad, Mounted Branch, Search & Rescue and Water Police.  Dean’s previous role, from 2015 was the Assistant Commissioner Family Violence Command and was responsible for initiating the Command within Victoria Police, restructuring the operational and investigative response to family violence as well as strategy, policy and best practice for family violence sexual offences and child abuse.

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Mr James McGinnes