Meet the Board

Emma King, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Council of Social Service

Emma King joined the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) as Chief
Executive Officer in 2013, providing a strong voice of leadership and advocacy
on social justice issues for theBlack and white image of Emma King community sector.  Emma was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Early Learning Association Australia (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria), the peak organisation representing parents and providers of early learning services in Victoria. Emma also has an extensive background in the public sector and in workforce and education issues, having worked as a Victorian policy adviser, a teacher, and in a range of industrial and training roles at the Victorian Independent Education Union and the Finance Sector Union.Her qualifications include a Masters in Industrial and Employee Relations, a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. Emma sits on a number of committees and advisory groups including the Family Violence Steering Committee, NDIS Implementation Ministerial Taskforce, Roadmap to Reform Implementation
Ministerial Advisory Group and the Police Commissioner’s Human Rights Advisory Group.
Ronda Held, Board member
Chief Executive Officer, Council of the Ageing (Victoria)

Ronda Held is CEO of COTA Victoria, having previously been National Manager with Home Care Today at COTA Australia. She has extensive experience in community services in governance, leadership, government positions, and as a consultant and educator. In these roles Ronda has promoted citizen participation and direction in services, innovation, grass roots leadership development, research to inform practice, and has more recently been engaged in national advocacy and capability building activities. She is passionate about all people’s right to maintain control over their lives and have full citizenship in our community. Ronda is also Chair of the Consumer Policy Research Centre Board and a Director of Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria, representing consumer interests in the utilities sector. Ronda holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Postgraduate Bachelor of Social Administration, and a Masters in Policy and Administration.

Lloyd Williams, Board member
State Secretary, Health and Community Services Union

Lloyd is the current Branch Secretary at the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) and National President of the Health Services Union (HSU). Lloyd has been employed by Black and white image of Lloyd WilliamsHACSU since 1989 in a variety of roles including Health and Safety, Senior Organiser, Executive Officer/Assistant Secretary and has held the State Secretary position since 1999.Prior to his work at HACSU, Lloyd worked as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager at Mont Park Hospital.Lloyd directs and manages the overall strategic direction, governance, finance and operations of HACSU which represents nurses, health professionals, direct care and support staff working in Victorian mental health, disability and drug treatment services.As an Industrial Advocate, he also leads the union’s participation in industry reform, workforce development and sector bargaining campaigns.Past board member of the Community Services and Health Industry Training Board (CSHITB) and the Union Research Centre on Organisation and Technology (URCOT).
David Moody, Board member
Victorian State Manager, National Disability Services

David has been Victorian State Manager at National Disability Services (NDS) since July 2015. National Disability Services is Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service Black and white image of David Moodyorganisations, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers (more than 200 in Victoria). Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.During his career, David has worked as a lawyer and salaried partner at Slater & Gordon, Lawyers; in various Director’s roles at WorkSafe Victoria; and as the Assistant Director, NDIS Secretariat at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. In this last role, David’s team coordinated Victoria’s contribution to the development and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).David then worked for 18 months at the Department of Health & Human Services as Director, Budget Strategy & Corporate Planning, before starting in his current role as State Manager NDS, in July 2015.
Keran Howe, Board member
Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Keran has represented issues related to women’s health, violence prevention and the rights of people with disabilities over many years. She is currently a Member of the National Black and white image of Keran HoweDisability Research and Development Steering Committee, the Residential Independence Trust Board and the Board of Domestic Violence Victoria.In 2005, Keran was awarded a Churchill Scholarship to examine hospital responses for pregnant women and women with disabilities who experience violence. Keran was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution on behalf of people with disabilities and has been inducted to the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll.
Caroline Mulcahy, Board member
Chief Executive Officer, Carers Victoria

Black and white image of Caroline MulcahyCaroline has over 30 years’ experience in operational and strategic planning and senior management roles in health, public/private business and the not for profit sector.Caroline is the Chair of the State Trustees Collaborative Panel for Ageing, Mental Health & Disability and an active sector representative on a number of ministerial advisory committees including: Ministerial NDIS Implementation Taskforce and Client Readiness Working Group; Ministerial Health Infrastructure Council; and Health and Human Services Partnership Implementation Committee.
Dr Gerry Naughtin, Board member
Chief Executive, Mind Australia

Gerry has held leadership roles in the disability, aged care and mental health sectors over the last 30 years. He is passionate about the development of responsive and flexible human Image of Dr Gerry Naughtinservices and Mind being a leader and contributor to best practice in community services in Australia.In his role as a member of the Independent Advisory Council to the National Disability Insurance Agency, he contributes to providing advice to Federal, State and Territory Governments and the Agency on issues for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Prof. David Hayward, Board member
Senior Advisor, Public Policy and the Social Economy, RMIT University and Acting Director, FSSI

David was Dean of the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies from 2009-2016. Between 2007 and 2013 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Melbourne Health, the second largest health service in Australia incorporating the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 2015 he was an invited member of the expert panel appointed to review the University of Western Australia’s undergraduate degrees. In the same year he was invited by VCOSS to become a seconded member of its governing board. He is a life member of VCOSS in recognition of three decades of policy advice, education and training for the Victorian not-for-profit sector. In 2016 he was appointed to the Panel of Experts for the Hong Kong Council of Vocational and Higher Education Qualifications.