Board & Executive team The boards of V/Line Corporation (VLC) and V/Line Pty Limited consist of the same members, with the board of the parent entity, VLC, reporting to the Minister for Public Transport and the Treasurer.
Both boards adopt established protocols and procedures to ensure that corporate governance is maintained at the highest levels and that the strategic direction and overall performance of V/Line's business can be developed and monitored in a diligent manner.
Board compositionMr Hector McKenzie Mr McKenzie is the chair of the boards of both VLC and V/Line. Mr McKenzie has extensive experience in the transport industry in both the government and private sector including rolling stock procurement, privatisation of the rail and tram systems, transport arrangements for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and development of Victoria’s Action Plan for People with Disabilities. Prior to joining V/Line he was the Director of Public Transport a statutory office responsible for the provision of all public transport and taxi regulation in Victoria. He currently manages his own advisory company.
Mr Jack DiamondMr Diamond is Managing Director of Diamond Consulting (Vic) Pty. Ltd. He has worked in the funds management and the finance industry for over 22 years and has deep experience in banking, funds management, stakeholder relationship, strategic management and marketing. Mr Diamond is a director of Industry Funds Services Pty Ltd and related companies and chairman of Industry Fund Service Insurance Broking Pty Ltd. He has just retired as a director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation. He has previously held directorships in banking, superannuation funds, including four Ansett Airlines Super Funds in their wind down and an ASX listed company and not-for-profit charities. Mr Diamond is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
Ms Susan OliverMs Oliver is an experienced company director of 16 years. She has extensive executive and advisory experience in information technology, project management, strategy and scenario planning. Her current board appointments are with Coffey International Limited, CNPR Limited and Programmed Maintenance Services Limited. She is a governor of The Smith Family, a director of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and council member of the AICD in Victoria. She also manages her own consulting and advisory practice and information technology company, and currently serves on the Victorian government advisory panel for small technologies.
Ms Moana WeirMs Weir has 10 years executive experience in leading online listed companies - currently with SEEK Ltd, and previously with REA Group Ltd and Melbourne IT Ltd. She has Australian and international executive business experience in the areas of: legal, governance, company secretarial, corporate affairs and sustainability, risk management and corporate operations. In addition, Ms Weir has specialist legal expertise in the areas of IP/IT and M&A and 18 years of legal practice. She holds an independent board position with a not for profit organisation.
Mr John WilsonMr Wilson owns a consultant business and is an experienced Company Director. His career has included roles as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of large private and government owned public transport companies (bus/coach and rail). Along with his role on the V/Line boards, Mr Wilson is also a Director of the Transport Ticketing Authority and a member of its Audit & Risk Committee. Mr Wilson’s consulting business concentrates largely on transport (operations, fleet and infrastructure procurement, and maintenance and logistics), project management, business due diligence, audit, risk, governance and merger and acquisitions. Mr Wilson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Fellow of CPA Australia.
Dr Josh Wilson SCDr Wilson SC entered the legal profession in 1983. Following a three year term as a solicitor plus a two year appointment as the associate to the Hon Mr Justice Kenneth Marks, Josh has been in active practice as a barrister continuously since 1987. He brings to the board many years of expertise as a Senior Counsel, or Silk as SCs are called, in the fields of commercial law (especially company law) and equity. He has appeared as counsel in commercial and equity cases at trial and appellate level in courts throughout Australia. He holds undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees in law, he has taught at Keble College Oxford University and he has written a textbook on extradition law. He is especially interested in good governance of public and semi-public entities. When not in court Josh sits as the Chair of the Appeals Board of Football Federation of Victoria, he is a trustee of LawAid, he is a council member of International House at the University of Melbourne and he is a member of the Advocacy Training Council of the Australian Bar Association. He was a longstanding member of PILCH and has given countless hours of time as a moot master for the Victorian Bar as well as for Monash, Deakin and Melbourne Universities.
Ms Marion MacleodMs Marion Macleod has an extensive executive and non-executive career having been on the Metlink, CAE, MecwaCARE and VFF Boards as well as a Local Government commissioner and councillor and a fellow [FAICD] and council member of AICD Victoria for eight years. She brings a breadth of business skills, and specific knowledge of the transport industry and of strategic business drivers in fast changing, innovative and complex market based stakeholder environments. She has delivered significant change programs and continues an executive career in Logistics as well as within her consulting business where she delivers Board Governance programs, and strategic direction setting and implementation. Her starting point was in science and then media before branching out into business.
V/Line Executive teamRoss Pedley - Acting Chief Executive Officer Acting executive team leader. Geoff Arthur - General Manager OperationsDelivery, planning and development of our train and coach services.
Tony Henwood - General Manager Network ServicesProvision of access to freight and passenger train operators.
Graham Perry - General Manager EngineeringRolling stock engineering services, including maintenance of the current fleet and development of new trains.
Andrew Last - General Manager InfrastructureMaintenance and upgrade of rail, signalling and other infrastructure.
Jenny Kelman - General Manager Human ResourcesRecruitment, training and HR services. Industrial relations and organisational development.
Laurie Foley - General Manager Safety, Security & EnvironmentIncident management and safe-working, security, risk and safety improvement programs, OH&S, DDA and environment.
Paul Matthews - General Manager Marketing & Stakeholder Relations Customer relations, marketing and business development, communications and media, and community relations.
Rebecca Northeast - Company Secretary and Legal Coordinator Legal services, company / corporation administration.
Peter Dawson - Acting General Manager, Corporate & FinanceCorporate and financial management services, including IT, contracts and procurement.
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