The Governing Board was appointed by the Minister for Industrial Relations on April 2019 to April 2022. The Governing Board comprises a mix of skills, qualifications and experience and includes representation for both employers and workers across the covered industries.
Julius Roe, Chair
Julius Roe's career spans 40 years in industrial relations, including as Fair Work Commissioner from 2010 to 2017. Since mid-2017, Julius has been working as a consultant, handling mediation in a diverse range of workplace disputes.
He is a leader in vocational education and training policy and has held various board seats. Julius was also national president of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union from 2000-2010.
Claire Filson, Deputy Chair
Claire Filson has worked extensively in the financial services sector, with more than 20 years’ boardroom experience in superannuation and infrastructure businesses.
Before taking a break to travel in 2010, she was a director on the board of Emergency Services & State Superannuation, a 150,000-member public sector superannuation fund managing $15 billion. Claire has a mix of skills spanning law, governance and risk management.
As the Australian Services Union’s assistant national secretary, Linda White is responsible for the union’s strategy in the private and community sectors and also works on the union’s growth strategy.
She coordinated the ASU’s ground-breaking Equal Pay case in the Fair Work Commission and before joining the ASU, was a senior associate at Maurice Blackburn for a decade, practicing in crime, industrial law, personal injuries and criminal injuries compensation.
Until recently, Julie Warren was the Senior Vice President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, and has considerable understanding of the the issues and concerns that are relevant to contract industries.
She has worked for more than 20 years with the National Union of Workers, and has been president of the union’s Victoria branch since 2006. In that role, she has been part of a number of valuable changes in strategic direction.
National Junior Vice President of the Health Services Union, Kate Marshall joined the union in 2015 and is now the Assistant State Secretary.
Before that, she was a legal officer with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union in Victoria and Tasmania, heading the legal department to run matters before the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court.
CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Service, Emma King is a strong voice on social justice. She has a Masters in Industrial and Employee Relations and has worked as a policy adviser, teacher and in a range of industrial and training roles.
Emma is currently chair of the Future Social Service Institute, president of the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre and a board member with Mental Health Victoria.
Tim Piper has been head of the Australian Industry Group’s Victorian branch since 2002, advocating for more than 12,000 businesses in Victoria and over 60,000 across Australia. He’s had significant engagement with government at both levels. He chairs the Industry Capability Network and sits on a number of government bodies.
A lawyer in private practice in Australia and the UK, Tim was previously executive director of the Australian Retailers Association in Victoria.
Rachaell Saunders – founder of National Protective Services, a top Australian professional security company – is a leader in her field. She currently sits on the board of the Australian Security Industry Association, the peak body for security employers.
As CEO of National Protective Services, Saunders sets the strategic direction for the business with focus on operations, finance, human resources, sales and marketing.
Joseph Yeung is an experienced corporate governance and corporate services professional and was the chief financial officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2017 to 2019.
Before working in State Government, Joseph was an Assistant Secretary in the Corporate Services Division at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. A chartered accountant and lawyer, Joseph also holds an MBA (Executive).
Reviewed 13 February 2020