Bernie Carolan – Chairperson
Bernie Carolan has extensive senior executive experience and held other Board positions for a number of years. Bernie was the CEO of Metlink Victoria, the Transport Ticketing Authority and was Managing Director at M>Tram. Recently, Bernie has been running his own consultancy, Caroplan, that offers consulting and advisory services on management, stakeholder and government relations and transport projects.
Mr Carolan began his role as Chairman in July 2015.
Peita Duncan – Deputy Chairperson
Deputy Chair of the Board, Ms Peita Duncan, is an experienced professional with skills in sales, marketing and management.
She is a former director of the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA), which runs The Meadows facility. Ms Duncan has previously been involved in the industry as a greyhound owner.
She has worked for a number of law firms in business development and management roles and is currently a director of Volenti Consulting, which provides human resources, business development, business operations and recruitment support to professional services clients.
Ms Duncan is a Non-Executive Director of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and was formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Emergency Services Telecommunications.
Ms Duncan was appointed to the Board in October 2015.
Rob Greenall – Board Member
Rob Greenall is a registered veterinarian who has worked for over 25 years in private practice, higher education/research, the public sector (in animal welfare and agvet chemicals regulatory roles) and consulting to animal industries. Mr Greenall has a Masters degree in Veterinary Studies and is highly experienced in strategic project leadership, management and evaluation. Mr Greenall is currently the Managing Director of AgVet Projects Pty Ltd.
Mr Greenall was appointed to the Board in October 2015.
Emmett Dunne – Board Member
Emmett Dunne brings significant experience to the GRV Board after serving as a police officer for almost 40 years before retiring in 2015.
During his policing career, Mr Dunne was the Assistant Commissioner of Professional Standards Command between 2010 and 2013, and the Assistant Commissioner of the East Policing Region until 2015.
He also served as the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency Integrity Forum, and was awarded the Australia Police Medal in 2011 for his significant contribution and involvement in the force’s Operational Safety and Tactics Training Unit.
Mr Dunne is a former VFL footballer, having played 115 games for Richmond between 1976 and 1983 and was a member of the Tigers’ 1980 premiership side.
Mr Dunne was appointed to the Board in September 2016.
Marika McMahon – Board Member
Marika McMahon is a director of Bendigo legal firm, O’Farrell Robertson McMahon, where she has been a partner for almost two decades. The firm provides legal services to clients across central and northern Victoria.
Ms McMahon has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor and Arts from Monash University. She was accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2001.
As well as her legal work, Ms Mahon is active in the Bendigo community. She is the chair of Be.Bendigo, an organisation that works to bring industry together with community and government.
Ms McMahon is also a director of Coliban Water and a member of the Bendigo Jockey Club.
Ms McMahon was appointed to the Board in September 2018.