Fiona McLeod AO SC
Member of the Council of Deakin University. Former CEO of Open Universities Australia, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education & Training, Executive Director of Universities Australia, Secretary to the federal departments of Health and Environment and Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Dr John Hewson
Dr John Hewson AM is a former Australian politician who served as leader of the Liberal Party from 1990 to 1994. He has a doctorate in economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr Julia Thornton, PhD
Chair, Victorian Branch, Australian Fabian Society. Former Research Associate, Social Science: School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University. Former research assistant, Monash University.
The Hon. Robert Redlich AM KC
Robert Redlich was appointed as a Victorian Supreme Court judge in 2002 and served as a trial judge for two years and then as a member of the Court of Appeal for 13 years before his retirement in 2017. He was subsequently appointed Commissioner of the Independent Broad Based Anti-Corruption Commission in 2018 and retired from that position at the end of his 5 year term. He maintained a general practice at the Victorian Bar across common law, commercial and criminal law jurisdictions. He is a former President of the Victorian Bar.
Geoffrey Watson SC
Geoffrey Watson specializes in product liability, professional negligence, general insurance and appeals. He has a national practice, appearing in the High Court, the Federal Court and the Supreme Courts of each of the States and Territories.
He writes and lectures on the subjects of tort law, insurance, anti-corruption law, and legal history. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Sophie Torney is a project manager and was a co-founder of tech company bwired, now Core DNA. She was an independent candidate in the 2022 state election and serves as an Executive Member of Electrify Boroondara.