Angela Seach
Chairperson

Angela has worked in volunteer-involving organisations since 2002 and currently holds a leadership role within the Organisational Development team at CFA.  She is responsible for leadership development, culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Prior to her current role, Angela led the Organisational Wellbeing team within CFA. The team includes over 150 volunteer members as well as paid employees and is responsible for member psychological safety and wellbeing, and behaviour and relationship management.

Following the devastating fires of 2009, Angela led the development and implementation of significant member wellbeing and recovery programs.  Since then, CFA has invested significant resources in building an approach which recognises that the psychological safety of CFA members is paramount to achieving its vision of working together with communities to keep them safe.

With experience in both private and public sector organisations, Angela has worked in health, transport and insurance in generalist Human Resources Management roles as well as specialist roles including trauma response, OHS and diversity.

Bronwen Clark
Deputy Chairperson

Bronwen Clark is communications professional with 20 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and relationship-building at the international, national and local levels. She has consulted to and worked within a diverse range of industries including all levels of government, agriculture, resources, education, volunteering, health, community services and Indigenous groups.

Bronwen has worked with regional businesses on corporate volunteering and with regional councils to coordinate volunteering during emergency recovery. She has volunteered on the boards of Volunteering Western Victoria and Wimmera Development Association and is currently a Director of Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has undertaken governance training for not-for-profits and has post-graduate qualifications in public relations.

 

Geoff Sharp

Geoff has been involved with Volunteering Victoria for a number of years through Volunteering Ballarat and the Victorian Volunteer Support Network (VVSN). He offers over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector.

Geoff has held multiple current and past Directorships, is a member of the Worldwide Institute of Learning Professionals and continues to be an active member of multiple networks and committees.

Bradley Smith

Bradley has held senior roles in both metropolitan and regional communities in Victoria. Initially building a career in the education and training industry, he held a variety of roles focused on quality, engagement, government relations and administration. Over the last five years, Bradley’s work in the community services sector has seen him working alongside local government, people with disability, people seeking asylum in Australia and Volunteers.

Bradley holds a Certificate III in Business Administration, is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management and has held a past Directorship.

Dallas Beeston

Dallas Beeston has been involved with a number of volunteer and not for profit organisations over many years, including being the independent accountant for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Dallas is an FCPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her journey within the accounting profession includes working her way to being a partner in a large suburban practice prior to starting her own business which she ran for 6 years, before merging into a city fringe firm.

Dallas is an active member of the community and is passionate about being able to contribute the professional and personal skills that she has acquired to the benefit of the wider community. She is currently employed at Independent Disability Services, heading up their social enterprise, IDS Bookkeeping, from which all profits contribute to empowering people with a disability to enjoy a career as qualified bookkeepers.

Andrew Coghlan

Andrew brings over 20 years experience in the emergency management sector.  His current role is as National Manager, Emergency Services with Australian Red Cross, overseeing the national Emergency Services function.

Andrew has played a pivotal role in coordinating the Red Cross response to a number of major emergencies and disasters, including Cyclone Larry (2006), the Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires (2009) and Queensland Floods and Cyclone Yasi (2011).

Prior to joining Red Cross, Andrew was the National Recovery Consultant with Emergency Management Australia, providing advice to both State and Federal governments following a range of emergencies and playing a key role in coordinating recovery assistance to Australians impacted by events such as the Boxing Day 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Conway O’Brien

Conway has been associated with Volunteering Victoria as a member of the Governance Committee since 2015 and has filled a casual vacancy on the Board since April 2017.

He is an experienced management consultant and director and has an extensive background in corporate governance, corporate finance and strategy. He has co-authored several text books on business finance and has consulted to a broad range of companies and agencies in the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors.

Conway has been a director of several companies and organisations, serving in both executive and non-executive roles. He is an experienced Chair at both Board and Committee level and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Conway holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Luci Mumme

Luci is an experienced lawyer practising in workplace relations and is a partner in a national commercial law firm.

In her role Luci acts for a broad range of public and private sector employers, providing advice on all aspects of employment law, diversity, workforce management, occupational health and safety and industrial relations.

Luci has been involved with and acted for a broad range of volunteer based services particularly in emergency services, disability support and other not for profit organisations.

Luci holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts.