“I have a voice now because something so bad happened to me that nobody would want to be in my place. They feel I have a voice, which they feel they have to respect when I choose to speak”.
Founder, Director and CEO
The Luke Batty Foundation Board is responsible for the strategic direction of the Foundation to enable it achieve its goals.
The Board is comprised of people who are not only leading campaigners and dedicated professionals in the Family Violence sector, but are truly wonderful and inspiring individuals in their own right. The synergy of this dynamic team will undoubtedly guarantee that The Luke Batty Foundation will do great things and change the lives of many women and children who have been affected by family violence.
We are pleased to introduce the Directors of the Luke Batty Foundation.
Andrew Fairley AM – Director
Andrew is an equity lawyer with Hall & Wilcox Solicitors and has a strong commitment to social justice. He has specialised in superannuation for over 30 years, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading superannuation lawyers.
Andrew is Chairman of Equipsuper, an industry superannuation fund with assets under management of $7 billion. He is also Chairman of Parks Victoria, the organisation which is responsible for the management of parks representing 18 per cent of the State of Victoria. In 2014 Andrew was appointed to the Tourism Australia Board. He has been very involved with the sustainable tourism industry, and has been Chairman of Sundowner Hotels Group, a Director of Turtle Island, Fiji for 25 years, Chairman of the Alpine Resorts Council in Victoria and Chairman of Zoos Victoria.
Andrew has a long association with the philanthropic sector. He is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation, and is Deputy Chair of the George Hicks Foundation. He sits on a number of family boards as an independent director, and is the Consul General for Finland in Victoria. He also operates a cherry farm in the Yarra Valley. Andrew is the Chair of FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education). Established in 2002 by the Howard Government, the Foundation is now the principal research and advocacy body in Australia focusing on stopping harms caused by alcohol.
In 2015, Andrew was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for significant service to the community, to the law, and to philanthropy.
Paul Linossier – Director
Paul Linossier joined Wesley Mission Victoria as CEO in December 2015. He was the inaugural CEO of Our Watch, formerly the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children, from 2014 – 2016.
Paul trained in Social Work at Monash University. Subsequent senior appointments include Director, Harrison Youth Services, Executive Director, Kildonan Child and Family Services and Acting Executive Director at Moreland Hall and Orana Family Services. For five years he had a consultancy practice, specialising in strategic planning and organisational review. In 1997 he was appointed as the founding CEO of MacKillop Family Services and led that organization through its formation and growth until September 2009, when he was appointed Executive Director, Early Childhood Development with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Tim Gullifer – Director
Tim has over 40 years’ experience advising a broad range of clients in a variety of industries, notably entrepreneurial growth companies, high wealth families and Australian private businesses. Tim’s area of specialisation is business advisory services. Tim recently retired from Deloitte as a Partner and was formally the National High Net Worth Group Leader at Deloitte Private and is an experienced advisor to a number of private company boards.
Tim led the Melbourne office of Deloitte Private from 2004 to 2010 . In 2010 Tim was appointed to the Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and was appointed Deputy President in 2012 and President and Chairman in 2013. During his time as Chairman and President he oversaw the successful merger of the ICAA and NZICA to form the new Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Core competencies and key strengths include:
- Financial Management
- Team leadership and project management
- Networking and Liaison with other internal and external professional service providers
- Identification and resolution of key issues
- Client relationship development and management
Tony Pagone – Director
Justice Tony Pagone was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was a judge of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Victoria and had been the judge in charge of the Commercial Court of that Court.
Justice Pagone graduated from Monash University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Laws and from Cambridge University with a Master of Laws in 1983. In 2014 he was awarded an LLD from the University of Melbourne for his research and published work on anti‑tax avoidance provisions. He was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1980, signed the roll of counsel in 1985, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Victoria in 1996.
During his career at the Bar, Justice Pagone practiced widely in taxation law, commercial law, administrative law, constitution law, public and human rights law.
He was also Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office between 2002 and 2004. He is a professorial fellow of the Melbourne Law School and lectures in several post-graduate courses at the Melbourne Law School and from time to time in the Law Faculty at Monash University.
Justice Pagone is a vice president of the International Association of Judges and a director of the Board of the International Association of Tax Judges.
Moo Baulch – Director
Moo Baulch is Chief Executive of Domestic Violence NSW, the New South Wales peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services. She is part of a small, passionate team that works to improve policy and practice responses to women, children and communities impacted by violence and is particularly interested in exploring better service and policy responses to LGBTIQ people impacted by intimate partner violence and Aboriginal Family Violence.
Moo has worked in the non-government, not for profit sector in Australia, South East Asia, the UK and Spain and has studied in the areas of post conflict healing and the construction of collective public memory. She has been involved in the area of policy inclusion in the area of LGBTIQ access to domestic violence services since the late 90s.
Moo believes that public awareness of domestic and family violence and sexual assault is at an unprecedented level in Australia and that cross-sectoral government,
corporate and community partnerships are key to the cultural and practical changes required for a safer future. She looks forward to the day when all children and young people are taught about the intersections between discrimination, violence and healthy respectful relationships
Judith Whelan – Director
Judith Whelan is the Head of Spoken Content, ABC Radio Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald.
Judith has more than 30 years experience as a journalist, both in Australia and overseas. In her current role, she oversees and is responsible for ABC Radio’s capital city networks, Radio National and Grandstand. She was previously Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, overseeing all the content that ran across the SMH’s many platforms – its daily and weekend newspapers, mobile and homepage sites, its tablet editions and social media. She came to that role after experience as The Herald’s News Director and before that as editor of the flagship Saturday edition of The Sydney Morning Herald.
In her eight years as the editor of Good Weekend, the magazine was named Magazine of the Year, and won many awards for writing, photography and design. Judith has also worked as a reporter and editor in London, and has been a finalist in the Walkley Awards for her reporting on transport and health.
Tasneem Chopra – Director
A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem was named “One of 16 Women To Watch in 2016″ by Latte magazine. In previous years she has been listed in The Age Magazine’s Top 100 most influential ‘Movers and Shakers in Melbourne’ and The Australian Magazines ‘Top Ten thinkers’ and is a past recipient of ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards.
Through her consultancy, Tasneem tailors sessions across the private and public sector on cultural competence, leadership and intersectional discrimination. In particular, she promotes a culturally diverse and gendered lens in the application of policy and program management.
When not delivering keynotes or facilitating events in the public and private sector, Tasneem is a Board Director for Ambulance Victoria, Chair of the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, an Ambassador for One Billion Rising and campaign advocate for 1800 RESPECT.
She has spoken on many public forums, including alongside Rosie Batty, about the scourge of violence against women and children. Tasneem is regarded as an advocate for social change in the welfare sector, representing the oft-overlooked realities facing women and children of colour. These reasons inform Tasneem’s advocacy in the family violence sector combining her capacities in cross cultural education and amplifying women’s voices. An opportunity to promote this lens on a national scale is the impetus behind Tasneem’s role on the Luke Batty Foundation. The elimination of violence against women and children is not negotiable and Tasneem sees the Foundation as a vehicle for achieving meaningful change to this end.
A TEDxMelbourne presenter and author, Tasneem’s latest paper was the Griffith Journal for Law & Human Dignity’s, ‘Burqas, Bombs and Bogeymen’ highlighting media bias against Australian Muslims and women survivors of vilification.
She has a Masters in International Development, a background in psychology and has worked in community development for two decades.
Tasneem has appeared in numerous editorial outlets, including The Guardian, The Age and The Australian and features as a commentator on Q&A, The Drum, The Project and national radio.
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