The Commission Chairperson, Ms Moana Weir, welcomes today's announcement by Attorney-General Martin Pakula of the appointment of Matt Finnis to the Commission's Board.
"Matt Finnis has decades of experience supporting community organisations and will be an asset in helping set the strategic direction for the Commission.
"I look forward to working with him to achieve the Commission's vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity," Ms Weir said.
Mr Finnis is the CEO of St Kilda Football Club, and has worked as a commercial lawyer advising numerous sporting organisations, businesses, athletes and government. He has extensive experience on boards supporting community causes, including Ladder, AFL SportsReady, Surfing Australia, Surf Life Saving Victoria and HeartKids Australia.
Mr Finnis is also a founding member of the Sport Male Champions of Change Group, working with influential leaders to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality. In 2016 he was awarded the Straight Ally of the Year at the GLOBE Community Awards.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton welcomed Mr Finnis’s appointment.
"Matt is a fantastic addition to our Board. His commitment and effectiveness in making positive changes to sports and community organisations has been a feature of his career, and will be invaluable to the Commission’s work."
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