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  • Our ministers
  • Our board
  • Our organisational structure
  • Portfolios, agencies and entities

Our ministers

The department and its Secretary are responsible to the ministers who cover the following portfolios:

  • Jaclyn Symes MP, Attorney-General, Minister for Emergency Services
  • The Hon. Lisa Neville,  Minister for Police 
  • The Hon. Natalie Hutchins MP, Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support
  • The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation
  • Ingrid Stitt MP, Minister for Workplace Safety.

Our board

The Board of Management is the peak body in the department corporate governance structure, advising the Secretary on the management and administration of the department to ensure compliance with government directives, guidelines and legislation. It is responsible for integrating governance functions across the department and working collaboratively with portfolio agencies.

  • Rebecca Falkingham, Secretary
  • Peta McCammon, Associate Secretary
  • Corri McKenzie Deputy Secretary, Police, Fines and Crime Prevention
  • Marian Chapman, Deputy Secretary, Integrity, Legal and Law Reform
  • Ryan Phillips, Deputy Secretary, Corrections and Justice Services
  • Larissa Strong, Commissioner, Corrections Victoria
  • Bill Kyriakopoulos, Deputy Secretary, Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety
  • Joshua Smith, Deputy Secretary, Youth Justice
  • Jodi Henderson, Commissioner, Youth Justice
  • Justin Mohamed, Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Justice
  • Corinne Cadilhac, Deputy Secretary, Justice Infrastructure and CEO, Community Safety Building Authority
  • John Batho, Deputy Secretary, Consumer Affairs, Liquor, Gaming and Dispute Services
  • Jenni Rigby, Acting Deputy Secretary and Chief Executive, Emergency Management Victoria
  • Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Commissioner
  • Andrew Campbell, Deputy Secretary, Corporate Governance and Support
  • Nicola Brown, Deputy Secretary, People and Workplace Services
  • Mariela Diaz, Interim Deputy State Controller, Industry Engagement and Enforcement Operation
  • Gabriela Pulczynski, Executive Director, Office of the Secretary

Our organisational structure

Secretary: Rebecca Falkingham

Associate Secretary: Peta McCammon


Aboriginal Justice

Deputy Secretary: Justin Mohamed

Associate Deputy Secretary: Adrian Sculthorpe

Executive Director, Truth and Justice Response and Land Justice: Vacant

Executive Director, Koori Justice and Stolen Generations Reparations: Vacant


Consumer Affairs, Liquor, Gaming and Dispute Services

Deputy Secretary: John Batho

Commissioner for Residential Tenancies: Heather Holst

Executive Director, Regulatory Assurance and Policy: Kathryn Bannon

Acting Executive Director, Liquor and Gaming: Maria Marantos

Executive Director, Regulatory Services: Nicole Rich

Executive Director, Implementation Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: John Katsoulas


Corporate Governance and Support

Deputy Secretary: Andrew Campbell

Associate Deputy Secretary: Fiona Dowsley

Acting Chief Information Officer, Technology Solutions: Daryl Dixon

Executive Director, Assurance: Scott Farquharson

Chief Procurement Officer: Thomai Veginis

Acting Chief Financial Officer: Ian Sargent


Corrections and Justice Services

Deputy Secretary: Ryan Phillips

Corrections Victoria

Commissioner, Corrections Victoria: Larissa Strong

Assistant Commissioner, Sentence Management: Jenny Hosking

Assistant Commissioner, Security and Intelligence: Frank Dumic

Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Melissa Westin

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Andrew Reaper

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Brett McMerrin

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Patrick McCormick

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations Private Prisons: Scott Jacques

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Offender Services: Sarah Miles

Policy, Strategy and Offender Outcomes

Associate Deputy Secretary, Policy, Strategy and Offender Outcomes: Carly Edwards

Executive Director, Justice Health: Tania Scally

Acting Executive Director, COVID Response: Amber Griffiths

Executive Director: Policy Strategy and Service Design: Jess Low

Executive Director: Group Services and Coordination: Paul Fitzpatrick

Justice Services

Associate Deputy Secretary, Justice Services: Madonna Morton

Executive Director, West Area: Michelle Wood

Executive Director, South Area: Albert Bentincontri

Acting Executive Director, North West Metro: Taryn Escreet

Executive Director, North Area: Rob Francis


Emergency Management Victoria

Acting Deputy Secretary and Chief Executive: Jenni Rigby

Emergency Management Commissioner: Andrew Crisp

Deputy Commissioner, Operations: Chris Stephenson

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Capability and Risk Assessment: Lachlan Kelsall

Executive Director, Sector Investment, Performance and Reform: Melissa Skillbeck

Executive Director, Relief and Recovery Reform: Kate Millar

Acting Executive Director, Emergency Management Strategy: Sam Redlich


Industry Engagement and Enforcement Operation

Deputy State Controller: Janene Denton

Executive Director, Strategic Operations and Intelligence: Michelle McCormack

Executive Director, Policy Planning and Governance: Allison Will

Executive Director, Logistics and Demobilisation: Elizabeth Brande


Integrity, Legal and Law Reform

Deputy Secretary: Marian Chapman

Justice Policy and Data Reform

Associate Deputy Secretary, Justice Policy and Data Reform: Diab Harb

Executive Director: Vacant

Executive Director, Justice Policy and Legislation: David Atkinson

Executive Director, Priority Projects: Anthony Lawrie

Executive Director, Priority Projects - Response to Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants: Elinor Harper

Legal and Integrity

Associate Deputy Secretary and General Counsel, Legal and Integrity: Sam Gifford

Deputy General Counsel: Tom Saunders

Deputy General Counsel: Iresha Herath Gunawandana

Deputy General Counsel: Joseph Charles

Deputy General Counsel: Sally Winton

Executive Director, Integrity and Reviews: Kris Waring

Executive Director, Integrity Policy and Performance: Kathryn Bannon


Justice Infrastructure/ Community Safety Building Authority

Deputy Secretary, Justice Infrastructure and Chief Executive Officer: Corinne Cadilhac

Acting Executive Director, Program Delivery: Sam Werner


People and Workplace Services

Deputy Secretary: Nicola Brown

Executive Director, Workplace Service Improvement: Vacant


Police, Fines and Crime Prevention

Deputy Secretary: Corrie McKenzie

Executive Director, Fines and Enforcement Services: Craig Howard

Executive Director, Police Policy and Strategy: Vivienne Clare

Executive Director, Registration, Screening and Crime Prevention: Miriam Slattery


Service Delivery Reform, Coordination and Workplace Safety

Deputy Secretary: Bill Kyriakopoulos

Executive Director, Workplace Safety: Peggie Tobin

Executive Director, Service Delivery and Place Reform: Trent Kear

Executive Director, Service Delivery and Place Reform: Alessandra Guadagnuolo

Executive Director, Strategic Coordination and Ministerial Services: Matt McBeath

Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Intergovernmental Strategy and Inclusion: Corinne West

Executive Director, Victim Support and Justice Operations: Melanie Heenan

Executive Director, Strategic Communication: David Stockman


Youth Justice

Acting Deputy Secretary: Joshua Smith

Commissioner Youth Justice: Jodi Henderson

Executive Director, Policy, Strategy and Performance: Stephanie Ng

Executive Director, Custodial Operations: James McCann

Portfolios, agencies and entities

The following portfolios, agencies and entities are supported administratively by Department of Justice and Community Safety.



Statutory offices:

  • Chief Examiner and Examiner (jointly administered with the Minister for Police)
  • Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation (jointly administered with the Attorney-General of New South Wales)
  • Crown Counsel
  • Crown Prosecutors
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
  • Public Advocate
  • Public Interest Monitor
  • Solicitor-General
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner
  • Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
  • Victorian Inspectorate
  • Victorian Ombudsman

Administrative offices:

  • Local Government Inspectorate
  • Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office 

Statutory authorities:

  • Appeal Costs Board
  • Coronial Council of Victoria
  • Court Services Victoria
  • Judicial College of Victoria
  • Judicial Commission of Victoria Board
  • Judicial Entitlements Panel
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 
  • Legal Services Council (Uniform Legal Services Regulation) (jointly administered with the  Attorney-General of New South Wales) 
  • Forensic Leave Panel
  • Office of Public Prosecutions
  • Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
  • Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules Committee
  • Victims of Crime Consultative Committee
  • Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • Victoria Law Foundation
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Victoria Legal Aid Panel of Independent Reviews
  • Victorian Bar
  • Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • Victorian Law Reform Commission
  • Victorian Legal Services Board
  • Victorian Legal Admissions Board
  • Victorian Professional Standards Council
  • Victorian Traditional Owners Trust

Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • County Court of Victoria
  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • Children’s Court of Victoria
  • Coroners Court of Victoria
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
  • Municipal Electoral Tribunals 

Consumer affairs, gaming and liquor regulation

Statutory offices:

  • Arbitrator, Sale of Land Act
  • Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria 

Statutory authorities:

  • Business Licensing Authority
  • Commissioner for Residential Tenancies
  • Consumer Policy Research Centre
  • Estate Agents Council
  • Independent Review Panel 
  • Liquor Control Advisory Council
  • Motor Car Traders Claims Committee
  • Residential Tenancies Bond Authority
  • Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation


Statutory authorities:

  • Adult Parole Board
  • Post Sentence Authority
  • Women’s Correctional Services Advisory Committee 
  • Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • Ministerial Community Advisory Committee (Custodial Community Permit Program) 

Emergency Services

Statutory offices:

  • Emergency Management Commissioner
  • Fire Services Implementation Monitor
  • Fire Rescue Commissioner and Deputy Fire Rescue Commissioners
  • Inspector-General for Emergency Management

Administrative offices:

  • Bushfire Recovery Victoria
  • COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria

Statutory authorities:

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Country Fire Authority Appeals Commission 
  • Emergency Management Victoria
  • Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
  • Fire District Review Panel
  • Fire Rescue Victoria
  • Fire Rescue Victoria Appeals Commission
  • Victoria State Emergency Service Authority 


Statutory offices:

  • Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Police
  • Chief Examiner and Examiner (jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

Statutory authorities:

  • Firearms Appeals Committee
  • Police Registration and Services Board
  • Road Safety Camera Commissioner
  • Road Safety Camera Commissioner Reference Group

Portfolio agencies:

  • Victoria Police

Workplace safety

Statutory offices:

  • Convenor of Medical Panels

Statutory authorities:

  • Accident Compensation Conciliation Service
  • Victorian Work Cover Authority
  • Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency 

Youth Justice

  • Youth Parole Board