Our Board

Stan Winford – Chairperson
Stan Winford is Associate Director at the Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University. Stan is a practising lawyer who has held a number of senior roles in government and community legal services both in legal practice and legal policy. Between 2007 and 2010, Stan was Senior Legal Advisor to the Hon Rob Hulls MP, the Attorney-General and Deputy Premier of Victoria.

Stan has also worked as the Drug Outreach Lawyer, specialist criminal law advocate, Legal Projects Officer and Principal Lawyer at Fitzroy Legal Service, where he led law reform campaigns and public interest litigation. Stan has published on justice issues and appeared in national and international media as a legal commentator. He is the author of the drug offences chapter of the Law Handbook.

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Sarah Manly – Vice Chairperson
Sarah Manly acts on behalf of various government clients and statutory authorities including the Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police. She has experience in providing advice in relation to prosecutions, professional conduct, coronial inquests and administrative law.

Sarah was one of the original founders of the Russell Kennedy Women’s Network (“RKWN”) which was launched in 2011 with the purpose of connecting, developing and empowering women in professional services, government, the not-for-profit, corporate and legal sectors.

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Geoff Southwell – Treasurer
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Theresa Swanborough
Theresa Swanborough has been with the RDNS Homeless Persons Program, now renamed Bolton Clarke, for more than 25 years. In her role as Manager, Theresa has overseen the growth of the program from a small team of dedicated nurses working in the inner city to a team of more than 30 working across the greater Melbourne metropolitan area.

In 2002, Theresa received an Order of Australia Medal for her work both as a nurse and as a homeless advocate. Theresa also had a longstanding relationship with the Council to Homeless Persons where she has been an employee, Board member (multiple times), Board Chair and a member of the Finance Committee.

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Vicky Keller
Vicky Keller’s extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience has seen her act for ASX listed companies, large corporations, medium and small businesses. Her depth of knowledge is complimented by being admitted in both the UK and Australia.Vicky has expertise in negligence claims (including professional negligence), issues arising under the Corporations Act and Australia Consumer Law (with a focus on financial services breaches), breach of contract, and insolvency. She also has extensive experience in media law providing pre-publication advice to high profile media organisations such as News Limited, Fairfax Radio and Channel 9.View Vicky on LinkedIn.

Sophie Brown
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