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Members of the Tribunal are required to have specialist skills in areas such as government, economics, industrial relations, law and public administration.

Chair: Warren McCann

Mr McCann has an extensive public service career, with senior appointments in Victoria, South Australia and at the Commonwealth, including as Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Commissioner for Public Sector Employment in South Australia.

Mr McCann is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration and has most recently served as a Special Advisor to the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Office of Public Sector Executive Remuneration.

Member: The Honourable Jennifer Acton

Ms Acton has significant workplace relations experience, including as a former Presidential Member of Australia's national workplace relations tribunal.

She is currently the Chair of the Victorian State Trustees Ltd and the Port of Hastings Development Authority. In addition to being a lawyer and economist, Ms Acton is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Member: Laurinda Gardner

Laurinda Gardner is a board director, organisational reform and change management consultant and career coach. Laurinda has over 25 years senior executive experience and was formerly a Deputy Secretary with the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and a Director at the City of Melbourne. She has led large operational teams in diverse areas including strategic and business planning, HR, IT, communications, town planning, stakeholder engagement, finance and risk.

Laurinda has performed the role of trusted adviser to several CEOs, was an Administrator at the City of Greater Geelong and is currently on the Boards of the Victorian Planning Authority and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and a member of several remuneration, and audit and risk committees.

Reviewed 06 September 2022

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