Victoria Legal Aid

Our Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring Victoria Legal Aid meets its statutory objectives.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring Victoria Legal Aid meets its statutory objectives and carries out its functions and duties in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1978External Link .

These include:

  • using best endeavours to make legal aid available throughout the state
  • determining priorities for the provision of legal aid
  • controlling and administering the Legal Aid Fund
  • providing funding for community legal centres
  • liaising with professional bodies to facilitate the appropriate use of services provided by private practitioners
  • carrying out legal education programs for the public and sections of the public who have special needs for legal education
  • undertaking research into all aspects of legal aid and making recommendations to the Attorney-General about desirable law reform based on practice experience
  • informing the public of legal aid services provided and the conditions on which those services are provided
  • working with other legal aid commissions.

Board meeting public proceedings

To read the Board meeting minutes, see Public record of our Board meetingsExternal Link in our Library Catalogue.

Board members

Our Board is made up of a chairperson and six directors nominated by the Victorian Attorney-General and appointed by the Governor-in-Council. At least one member must have experience in financial management, at least one must have experience in public management, at least one must have experience with criminal proceedings (either as a legal practitioner or a judicial officer) and at least one must have experience in other areas of legal practice engaged in by Victoria Legal Aid or its officers.

Bill Jaboor

Bill Jaboor, Non-Executive Director and Chairperson

Bill was appointed as Chairperson of the Victoria Legal Aid Board on 1 October 2017. Bill has a distinguished public sector career as CEO of several local governments and has helped drive education, employment and development projects across the state for more than four decades. Bill holds a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin University and has also completed a course in the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s State and Local Government Program at Harvard University.

Bill Jaboor on LinkedInExternal Link

Profile photo of Board member Andrew Jackomos

Andrew Jackomos, Non-Executive Director

Note – from 20 March 2024 Andrew Jackomos is on leave for six months. He will be working as one of five Treaty Authority members, overseeing Treaty negotiations in Victoria.

Andrew Jackomos is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gundidtjmara man from north central and south-west Victoria respectively. He is also proud of his Greek heritage from the Mediterranean Island of Kastellorizo. Andrew has had a lifelong commitment to improving social justice outcomes for First Peoples both in Victoria and nationwide. In 2006 he was awarded the Public Service Medal and appointed as a Fellow with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Vic). In 2013, Andrew was appointed as a IPAA National Fellow. Andrew was appointed in July 2023.

Anrew Jackomos on LinkedInExternal Link

Andrew Saunders , Non-Executive Director

Andrew Saunders, Non-Executive Director

Andrew Saunders is an experienced transformation leader for complex business, organisation and digital change, with broad experience in the health, government, finance and insurance sectors. He is currently a Board Director for Eastern Health and Dental Health Services Victoria, and Chair of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Asia Pacific. Andrew’s previous roles have included health chief information officer for Victoria, board director of Alfred Health, and chief executive for WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission’s Information and Technology Shared Solutions. Andrew was appointed July 2019.

Andrew Saunders on LinkedInExternal Link

Clare Morton, Non-Executive Director

Clare Morton, Non-Executive Director

Clare Morton has extensive and broad-ranging experience as a legal and policy professional, as well as an executive officer within both the legal and government sectors. Clare holds a law degree and a social work degree from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Recent roles include executive officer at the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and acting CEO of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Clare has contributed to significant reform for victims in the criminal justice system and has been instrumental in staff health and wellbeing projects. Clare is currently Chair of the Coronial Council of Victoria and has a long involvement in the community through the community legal centre sector. Clare was appointed in October 2020.

Claire Morton on LinkedInExternal Link

George Habib, Non-Executive Director

George Habib, Non-Executive Director

George Habib is a clinical psychologist and employed as the Associate Director Wellbeing Services at the University of Melbourne. George was previously the deputy director of Psychology at Monash Health, and was part of the Psychology and Specialist Services’ Design team that has won innovation awards for developing new programs. George has previously worked in sexual assault and mental health services and held clinical leadership roles within government and non-government organisations. He sits on the academic board of the Cairnmillar Institute and maintains a clinical psychology private practice. George was appointed in July 2018.

George Habib on LinkedInExternal Link

Robbie Campo, Non-Executive Director

Robbie Campo, Non-Executive Director

Robbie Campo has extensive experience in governance, strategy, financial oversight, legal and regulatory policy, brand and communications, people and culture, public affairs, risk and operations. She has held senior executive roles in the superannuation industry for over two decades. Robbie has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and was appointed in October 2016.

Robbie Campo on LinkedInExternal Link

Tal Karp, Non-Executive Director

Tal Karp, Non-Executive Director

Tal is the CEO of Y Australia, an Olympian, lawyer and organisational strategist. She is an expert advisory panel member for the Federal Government’s Play our Way program and a non-executive director of Y Careers. Tal previously held senior legal practice and strategy roles with Victoria Legal Aid, the Sentencing Advisory Council, the Department of Justice and the Victorian Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence. She was also associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia. Tal ran her own strategy firm, Sixfold Consulting Group and was a senior expert at Right Lane Consulting. Formerly a Change our Game champion for the Victorian Government, Tal served on the boards of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Football Victoria and Y Australia. Tal was appointed in December 2020.

Tal Karp on LinkedInExternal Link

Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.

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Reviewed 22 March 2024

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