The Board

Board

Our Board is made up of highly committed, professional volunteers who govern and guide Emerge.

Jane Stuchberry

Jane Stuchberry

- Chair

BA Hons (University of Melbourne), MA Organisational Psychology (University of Melbourne), MAICD

Jane is an Organisational Psychologist, who specialises in helping organisations strengthen their board and governance practices, including board and committee effectiveness, board renewal, Director and Executive performance and assessment and corporate governance. She is a Director of board advisory firm Board Partners, and is an affiliate with the global consulting firm Mercer, where she leads the Board Effectiveness practice.

Jane has a background in human resource consulting, leading Talent Management and People Strategy practices at Andersen, Ernst and Young (EY) and Mercer.

Her previous directorships include Chair of Family Planning Victoria, and Director of Goulburn Valley Broadcasters. She is also a mentor with Kilfinan Australia, an organisation that provides mentoring and support to CEOs of not-for-profit organisations.

Eva Perez

Eva Perez

- Director

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Victoria University of Melbourne

Eva is the Director of Strategy, Policy & Reform within the Family Violence Command of Victoria Police, a department established in 2015 to provide a dedicated focus on improving police responses to family violence, sexual offences and child abuse. This role is the culmination of close to 20 years of working in various policy and strategy roles within Victoria Police. Nothing in her BA(Hons) in International Relations and History suggested she would end up focusing on developing new approaches, organisational directions and service improvements in areas ranging from forensic services, mental health and strategic planning. Finding ways to integrate diverse operational and corporate functions to address complex community issues effectively is a challenge that motivates her.

Prior to working for Victoria Police, Eva was a Business & Government management consultant with Ernst & Young NZ and a Policy & Research Officer with the NZ Department of Internal Affairs, responsible for a diverse array of portfolios including community development, citizenship, local government, censorship, gambling and births, deaths and marriages.

Jane S Evans

Jane S Evans

- Director

Grad.Dip.Bus.Admin; GMAICD

Drawing on 25 years of executive experience across a diverse range of industries including insurance, emergency services, and the disability sector Jane added pro bono mentoring through Leadership Victoria and 22 years of board involvement.
Jane’s experience has been eclectic. An invitation to represent the insurance industry on State arson investigation committees, led to organising groundbreaking conferences on counter arson techniques and an invitation to speak to the Institute of Criminology on arson fraud, culminating in appointment as a Member of the Country Fire Authority.
While with the Victoria State Emergency Service Jane was a member of the State Government Working Party developing the first Emergency Management Act after the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires.
Beyond the emergency services orbit Jane focussed on change management, reconstructing the personal insurances business unit at State Insurance Office and then merging three departments in the Royal Institute for the Blind, Royal Blind Society and Vision Australia to form the National Information and Library Service to which she was subsequently appointed CEO.
Jane draws on her diverse people and change management knowledge, augmented with strategic, analytical and organised thinking, for her board roles where she has added a sound understanding of governance and risk management through Board Chair, Board Secretary and Committee roles.
Jane’s board experience has included an international technology consortium, an Australasian professional body for coaches, as well as disability, community housing and child development for purpose organisations.

Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

- Director

BPhysio (La Trobe University), MPhysio (Research) (University of Melbourne), GAICD

Claire is a non-executive director in purpose-driven organisations spanning public health, community, education, and peak bodies.

Claire works with organisations to strengthen corporate and clinical governance, change management and strategic business development. She started her career as a physiotherapist at Monash Health, branched briefly into clinical research at the University of Melbourne, returned to Monash Health working in many change projects, and led Monash Health’s Innovation team. Claire’s roles have included working closely to support executive teams, including at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood as Chief Executive Advisor.

Claire is a Board Director of the Victorian Healthcare Association and Timboon and District Healthcare Service.

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