The Honourable Marcia Neave AO | President
Marcia Neave was a Judge of the Court of Appeal Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 2006 to 2015, until her appointment as Chair of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Prior to those roles, she was a legal academic for many years, holding chairs at several Australian universities and was the Foundation Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission.
Julie Steel | Vice President
Julie is the Executive Director of the Supreme, District & Land Courts’ and Industrial Relations Commission’s Service in Queensland. Julie brings significant experience with a diverse perspective from being a solicitor in private practice, to a parole officer with probation and parole, to a variety of positions within the courts. She was the Director of Operations in the implementation of the Access Courts Program which introduced Court Network in Queensland.
Don Tidbury | Treasurer
Don Tidbury is an experienced health care executive who has worked across the metro and rural public health sectors. As a fully qualified CPA with extensive experience in public hospitals, community health and residential aged care, Don has a strong record in leading improvements in stakeholder engagement, clinical governance and financial performance. Don is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Macedon Ranges Health, an award winning provider of primary care, home care and residential aged care to the Macedon Ranges. Don also contributes as a board member to other voluntary boards including the Australian Health Services Financial
Management Association (AHSFMA).
Rudy Monteleone| Secretary
Rudy is currently Project Director, Support and Safety Hubs - Operations in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Rudy has held various management roles in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts; the Victorian Multicultural Commission, and was appointed as Victoria’s inaugural Juries Commissioner for Victoria in 2002.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Felicity Broughton
Felicity was appointed as a Victorian Magistrate in January 2000 and has been a Deputy Chief Magistrate since 2007. She was Supervising Magistrate for the court’s sexual assault portfolio from 2006 to 2012 and for the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal from 2001 to 2004. Felicity is currently a Supervising Magistrate for the Family Violence and Family Law Portfolio having been appointed in August 2011. She is a member of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s Council and Ethics Committee. She was a board member of CASA House from 1989 to 2000 and of the Children’s Protection Society (CPS) from 1993 to 2000 serving as their President from 1996 to 1999.
Acting Inspector Anne Rudd
Anne is a serving member of Victoria Police and over the past 15 years she has performed duties within the bayside area, Prosecutions Division and Family Violence Command. Anne currently works within the Legal Services Department, and is the Manager of the Research & Training Unit. In this role, she has responsibility for delivery of the Prosecutor Training Course and other specialist training to members of Victoria Police. Anne is a lawyer and an experienced prosecutor within the Magistrates' Court and Children's Court where she has specialised in prosecuting sexual offences and family violence matters. Anne was a board member of the Therapeutic Treatment Board from 2010-2015.
Gary has spent most of his career in the design, development, marketing and delivery of professional development training courses applicable to a wide range of industry sectors. He has held senior training management and marketing roles for various IT&C services companies. Gary has delivered numerous sales management courses to sales teams in the US, Canada, Chile and South Africa as well as in Australia. Gary is a published author on time management skills and have been a coach/mentor to many senior executives. Gary has driven dialysis patients for Kidney Support Network, is a Court Networker in Brisbane alternating between QCAT and the Supreme and District Court, and has been a member of the QCAT JP Trial in Queensland since its inception.
Enid has been a Networker at the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court for five years. Her background is in welfare, working in areas of disability, the homeless and mental illness. Enid was a member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission Disability Reference Group for two years, representing rural Victoria. She also volunteers as an Independent Person with the Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program (YRIPP) in the Shepparton region. Enid has a strong social justice ethic that comes from life and work experiences. She is enthusiastic and passionate about assisting people while supporting them.
The Honourable David Harper AM
David Harper was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1992 - 2013, becoming a member of the Appeal Division of that Court in 2009. He was President of the Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO) between 1995 and 2012, and is now its patron. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to law reform, the judiciary, international humanitarian law and the community.
Cecilia is a retired mental health social worker and clinical family therapist. Before retiring, she joined Court Network as a volunteer at the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court. After selling their farm and relocating to Ballarat, Cecilia continued Networking at Ballarat. Besides from Cecilia’s counselling experience, she has worked as the manager of Student Services at GOTAFE, where she was responsible for the management of staff, financial expenditure, and preparation of budgets. While Cecilia has only been a Court Network volunteer for a year, she believes that her education and work experience can be an asset to the Court Network Board.
Nicky is a current Court Networker, working in the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court and the Family Court. Nicky is a trained Social Worker with a degree in Social Work and Criminology and has volunteered as a telephone counsellor at the Post Natal and Ante Natal Depression Association (PANDA) for a period of 18 months. Prior to social work, Nicky had a 25-year career in the publishing and communications industry, including working for ten years at Text Media as Publishing Director and Hardie Grant Magazines as Director of the business as well as serving on the Board. Nicky has extensive experience in the areas of staff and stakeholder management and in all facets of the publishing of printed and online content.
Joanna is a current Court Networker, based at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court. She has previously worked as a lawyer and as adviser to a Federal Health Minister with responsibility for policy development and strategic negotiation with stakeholders in both public and private sectors. Joanna holds a PhD in Medical Research and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Director on the National Asthma Council, a Member of the Radiation Advisory Committee, and has recently been appointed Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for “Fitted For Work”, a community organisation that aims to increase workforce participation rates for women experiencing disadvantage. She has just completed a five-year term as Deputy Chair of UnitingCare ReGen, an alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency that provides outpatient, residential and prison services.