Awareness and prevention
Chief Executive Officer
Louise took up her role as chief executive officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation in May 2017. Before joining the foundation, Louise spent just over three years as deputy chief executive officer at the National Disability Insurance Agency. Over her career, Louise has held positions in local and state government, academia, the private sector and ministerial offices. She is keenly interested in social and legal policy reform.
Branch Head, Research and Evaluation
Rosa has worked in gambling research for more than 10 years. She has a strong academic background – and interest – in public health. Rosa was a senior research associate in gambling with the former Department of Justice and has worked on the longitudinal Victorian Gambling Study since its inception. Before working in the area of gambling, Rosa worked in the Victorian Department of Health.
Director, Professional Development Centre
Tony is a registered clinical member and Victorian chair of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. He has more than ten years’ experience in providing therapeutic services to vulnerable groups, including young people, their families, refugees and asylum seekers. Before joining the foundation, Tony was clinical services manager of Gambler’s Help Southern, Bentleigh Bayside. Prior to this, he worked as a family psychotherapist in London. He has a Masters in Psychotherapy and English Literature.
Director, People and Culture
Rebecca has an extensive background in workplace relations, and has also worked in employment programs, learning and development, recruitment and health and safety. She has 12 years’ experience in the Victorian public sector, with previous roles in the Department of Justice and Regulation and the Department of Health and Human Services. Rebecca has a special interest in organisational behaviour and mental health in the workplace.
Branch Head, Strategic Communication and Marketing
Roberta leads the development of the foundation's communication and marketing strategies. With a strong background in behaviour change and community engagement, Roberta has experience across all aspects of communication and has held national marketing and communications roles within the not-for-profit and education sectors.
Alice has worked in gambling prevention for more than seven years – work that has included the establishment of the foundation’s Venue Support Program, oversight of the Community Education program and implementation of the Prevention Partnership Program. She has previously worked on the development of alcohol policy and the implementation of programs for women at a state level, as well as on developing social policy and programs at a federal level.
Director, Business Systems
Genevieve has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and has worked on the development and implementation of ICT systems for the foundation since 2009. Prior to working in government, she was a senior business analyst in the corporate sector with a focus on the development and support of web-based systems in Australia and the United States.
Branch Head, Prevention and Programs
Tanya is an experienced business leader with a background in the community development sector, not-for-profit governance and commercial law. She is passionate about making the most of dynamic business environments – working to achieve organisational outcomes, particularly through building and developing effective leaders. Before joining the foundation in August 2016, Tanya was director of strategic business planning at World Vision Australia, after many years there as in-house legal counsel. She has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and is currently board chair of an independent school.
Director, Gambler's Help Services
Andreana’s background is in managing health and human services programs, including the statewide Family Services Program, and senior roles in regional and metropolitan Melbourne drug and alcohol programs. Prior to working in government, she worked in the community sector in youth, housing, homelessness, unemployment and drug and alcohol programs. Andreana is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable people in Victoria through the delivery of quality support services.
Strategic Advisor, Knowledge and Policy
Tony has an extensive background in public policy and social science research, lecturing at the Universities of Melbourne and Adelaide, and at La Trobe University. He was formerly research manager at the Responsible Gambling Advocacy Centre and has also worked for the Victorian Parliament's Family and Community Development Committee.
Manager, Media and Communication
Fiona has extensive experience as a senior level strategic communications professional. She has held public affairs, media and campaign manager positions in a variety of Commonwealth Government departments and statutory bodies, as well as in the not-for-profit research sector. She is also an accomplished editor. Fiona joined the foundation in August 2017.
Branch Head, Corporate Services
Chief Finance and Procurement Officer
Craig is a Certified Practising Accountant with an extensive corporate services background in the Victorian public service. He is experienced in financial and risk management, audit services and corporate services administration. Craig has worked for the Office of Local Government, was previously Chief Finance Officer with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, and also held managerial roles within the Department of Justice portfolio.