Senior executives

Senior executives

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Louise Glanville

Chief Executive Officer

Louise commenced as Managing Director in October 2018. She has extensive experience across the justice, social services, and government sectors. Prior to her appointment at Victoria Legal Aid, Louise was the chief executive officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Before this, she spent three years as deputy chief executive officer at the National Disability Insurance Agency. She was the inaugural Director of Victoria’s Neighbourhood Justice Centre, and has worked for the Victorian Public Advocate, the Victorian Department of Justice, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, as well as local government, academia, the private sector, and ministerial offices. Louise holds qualifications in law and social work.

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Nicole Rich

Executive Director Family, Youth and Children’s Law
​Executive Director for Gippsland region

Nicole commenced as Director Family, Youth and Children's Law in August 2013 and was formerly our Director Research and Communications. She is experienced in developing legal research and policy, including as the former Director Policy and Campaigns at the Consumer Action Law Centre, and has practised in the private profession and community legal centres. Nicole has also served on a number of public interest Boards including as Chairperson of CHOICE (the Australian Consumers’ Association) from 2013–2017.

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Dan Nicholson

Executive Director, Criminal Law
Executive Director for Western suburbs region

Dan Nicholson commenced as Executive Director, Criminal Law in January 2018 and was formerly our Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity. He joined Victoria Legal Aid as the Associate Director of Access and Equity in May 2012. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid he managed the Human Rights Unit at the Victorian Department of Justice, was Associate to Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, and worked at Fitzroy Legal Service. He has also worked on a range of human rights issues in Cambodia and Timor-Leste. He has been a commissioner with the Victorian Law Reform Commission since 2018.

Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Rowan McRae

Rowan McRae

Executive Director, Civil Justice, Access and Equity
Executive Director for the Goulburn region

Rowan joined the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid in 2016. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid she worked at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, in the Offices of International Law and Constitutional Law at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and as Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court. She has also practised in the private profession and on legal development projects in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She holds a Masters of Law.

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Tim Marsh

Chief Counsel

Tim joined Victoria Legal Aid as a Senior Public Defender in 2011, after eight years at the Criminal Bar and commenced as Chief Counsel, VLA Chambers in August 2013. Tim was formerly a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions. Tim appears regularly in Supreme Court and County Court trials and appeals and has developed an extensive practice in mental impairment and unfitness matters and homicide work. Tim was a member of the Victorian Law Reform Steering Committee for the VLRC reference into mental impairment and is a past legal member of the Mental Health Review Board. Tim has appeared as counsel in a number of significant Court of Appeal matters clarifying the law and procedure relating to mental impairment and unfitness to be tried matters, and was lead counsel in the decision that overturned the controversial ‘baseline sentencing’ provisions. Tim has a keen interest in workplace health, safety and wellbeing and is the Chairperson of VLA’s HSW Committee.

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Cameron Hume

Executive Director, Corporate Affairs
Executive Director for Wimmera region

Cameron was appointed Director Research and Communications in October 2013. In December 2014 he became Victoria Legal Aid's first Director Corporate Affairs. He has worked at the Department of Justice, Victoria, in project, policy and operations management roles relating to law reform and administration of the justice system. He also spent several years as a management consultant working across research and evaluation, strategic planning, and organisational and operational reviews. This work spanned a range of social policy and operational portfolios including justice, human services and the community sector. Cameron holds a Masters of Public Policy and Management.

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Peter Noble

Executive Director, Services and Innovation

Peter was appointed Executive Director, Services and Innovation, at Victoria Legal Aid in August 2016. Peter’s legal practice experience has focused on the legal assistance sector, initially as a private practitioner in Queensland and later with the community legal centre sector. He led the establishment of Bendigo’s Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Shepparton’s Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre, becoming Executive Officer of their parent organisation ARC Justice in 2013. Peter’s work has focused on innovative service design, including Health Justice Partnerships, and meeting the justice needs of rural and regional communities.

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Gayathri Paramasivam

Acting Executive Director, Legal Practice
Acting Executive Director for the Barwon region

Gayathri Paramasivam commenced as Acting Executive Director Legal Practice and Acting Executive Director for the Barwon region in September 2018. Gayathri has been practising law since 2003 and her substantive role is as Associate Director of Family Law at Victoria Legal Aid. She has worked in a number of senior and leadership roles at Victoria Legal Aid including in Melbourne as well as regional offices. Before working at Victoria Legal Aid, Gayathri worked in the community legal sector including as Principal Solicitor at Darebin Community Legal Centre and family lawyer at Women's Legal Service Victoria. She is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and is also currently a board member of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre. 

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Stephen Kendall

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen joined Victoria Legal Aid as Acting Chief Financial Officer in December 2018. He was previously the manager of Budget Development and Strategy for the Department of Justice and Community Safety in Victoria and has held senior financial roles in government and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked broadly within the department and has been involved in major reform projects, particularly within the Emergency Management sector. Stephen holds a degree in Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

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