At JobsBank we are passionate about working together, for better, to drive sustainable positive change across Victoria.
Our small and dedicated team is made up of professionals from a variety of sectors who want to work with you to develop solutions for your business.
Chief Executive Officer
Lisa has worked for almost twenty years in various roles within the Victorian and Commonwealth Public Services, where she has earned a reputation for forming strong relationships and coming up with innovative solutions to complex policy and service delivery challenges.
She has experience in several sectors including defence and national security; industrial relations; human services; health; and public sector and place-based reform.
Lisa is passionate about achieving lasting positive change for all Victorians - especially those who are dealing with economic and social exclusion. She loves working with passionate employers, communities and individuals to make this happen.
Her leadership approach is about creating the conditions to help bring committed people together to make our community more inclusive.
Wade is an Associate Director at RMIT University, focusing on the development of the social economy in Victoria.
He is also Executive Director of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance (WOMEDA).
Wade was formerly the Minister for Industry, Employment, Resources, Police and Corrections.
He is highly respected for his significant successful career across government, the not-for-profit and private sectors.
Gill has been a leader in Victoria and beyond for many years. She is currently Professor (Practice), Associate Dean at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
She is a former Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training (2015-2018), Department of Human Services (2009-2014), and former President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) (Victoria).
In 2019, Gill was a Public Service Medal recipient. She is also an Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence (2003) and Top 50 Women in the Victorian Public Service (2017).
Gill has worked in the community sector working with children, young people and families.
Simon is the Secretary of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
He has formerly held senior roles in Federal and State government in economic policy, education, training and skills, and human services policy.
Simon played a key role
in establishing the Latrobe Valley Authority, delivery of the Major Transport Infrastructure.
Simon’s expertise covers development of program and industry and workforce strategy for human services.
Briar Stevens has been working in the for purpose and philanthropic sectors for more than 15 years. Briar grew up in Zimbabwe, and as a woman in a wheelchair since the age of 3, she has forged a career improving outcomes in the social space driven by a strong sense of social justice.
She is currently a Grant Program Manager at Equity Trustees, working with a team of philanthropic professionals to manage over 650 philanthropic trusts and executing the distribution of approximately $76M per year into the for-purpose sector.
Dean has over 14 years’ experience in recruitment, pre-employment training, pre and post placement mentoring, cultural competency training, and business development. He has worked tirelessly to improve Indigenous employment outcomes, undertaking specialist advisory roles to develop Indigenous employment strategies, and is the founder of the Dean Rioli Aboriginal Employment Service (DRAES).
Dean’s most recent role as General Manager of GOAL Indigenous Services saw him develop supply chain and service solutions to a range of industries.
He is currently the Senior Men’s football coach for the Fitzroy Stars Football and Netball Club, where he continues to mentor and support the Indigenous community.
Amplifying our Board
Our Board will work with Victoria's social inclusion leaders and influencers
We will build a network of industry champions to advise our Board, to ensure connection to the business community
Champions will also help the Board advocate for change with the broader business sector
Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Jane Garrett, will be the government representative to the Board to ensure JobsBank remains connected to government directions on employment policy and programs.