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On this page

  • 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:

  • The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Attorney-General, Minister for Emergency Services
  • Anthony Carbines MP, Minister for Police, Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Racing
  • Enver Erdogan MP, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support
  • The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

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.

  • Kate Houghton, Secretary
  • Ryan Phillips, Associate Secretary
  • Corinne Cadilhac, Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services and Infrastructure
  • Nicola Brown, Deputy Secretary, People, Safety, Culture and Communications
  • Bill Kyriakopoulos, Deputy Secretary, Police, Racing, Victims and Coordination
  • Josh Smith, Deputy Secretary, Youth Justice
  • Andrea Davidson, Commissioner, Youth Justice
  • Emma Catford, Deputy Secretary, Corrections and Justice Services
  • Larissa Strong, Commissioner, Corrections Victoria
  • Toby Hemming, Deputy Secretary, Integrity, Regulation and Legal Services
  • Marian Chapman, Deputy Secretary, Courts, Civil and Criminal Law 
  • Adrian Sculthorpe, Acting Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Justice
  • Kate Fitzgerald, Deputy Secretary and Chief Executive, Emergency Management
  • Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Commissioner
  • Jessica Bartik, Executive Director, Office of the Secretary

Our organisational structure


Aboriginal Justice

Acting Deputy Secretary: Adrian Sculthorpe

Acting Associate Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Justice: Joy Savage

Executive Director, Aboriginal Justice Policy Reform Unit and Truth and Justice Response Unit: Sam Whitney


Corporate Services and Infrastructure

Deputy Secretary: Corinne Cadilhac

Corporate Services

Associate Deputy Secretary and Chief Statistician, Crime Statistics Agency: Fiona Dowsley

Acting Chief Information Officer, Technology Solutions: Daryl Dixon

Chief Information Security Officer: John O’Driscoll

Acting Executive Director, Assurance: Rob Francis

Acting Chief Procurement Officer: Iain Davison

Chief Financial Officer: Sam Ho


Acting Chief Executive Officer, Community Safety Building Authority and Program Delivery: Sam Werner

Executive Director, Fire Services: Sonia Meloni

Executive Director, Project Management Office: Julianne Brennan

Executive Director, Commercial and Legal: Lance Sleeman

Executive Director, Prison Infill Expansion Program: Mark Koliba


Corrections and Justice Services

Deputy Secretary: Emma Catford

Executive Director, Group Services and Coordination: Vacant

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: Scott Jacques

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Andrew Reaper

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Brett McMerrin

Assistant Commissioner, Custodial Operations: Megan McClelland

Deputy Commissioner, Offender Services: Sarah Miles

Policy, Strategy and Offender Outcomes

Acting Associate Deputy Secretary, Policy, Strategy and Offender Outcomes: Jess Low

Executive Director, Corrections Policy Strategy and Service Design: Rich Vinciullo

Executive Director, Health Services Review: Amber Griffiths

Acting Executive Director, Justice Health: Susannah Robinson

Justice Services

Associate Deputy Secretary, Justice Services: Paul Fitzpatrick

Assistant Commissioner, Community Operations: Jenny Roberts

Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Adult Parole Board: Fatima Ebrahim

Executive Director, West Area: Michelle Wood

Executive Director, South Area: Albert Bentincontri

Executive Director, North West Metropolitan Area: Taryn Escreet

Acting Executive Director, North Area: Brett Ryan


Emergency Management

Deputy Secretary: Kate Fitzgerald

Emergency Management Commissioner: Andrew Crisp

Emergency Management

Deputy Commissioner, Capability and Risk: Amanda Leck

Deputy Commissioner, Operations: Chris Stephenson

Executive Director, Emergency Management Strategy: Jenni Rigby

Executive Director, Emergency Management Technology: Edel David

Emergency Recovery Victoria

Chief Executive Officer, Emergency Recovery Victoria: Mariela Diaz

Executive Director, Recovery Operations: Rebecca Redpath

Executive Director, Recovery Operations: Sue Jamieson

Executive Director, Operations: Clint Bambrick

Executive Director, Recovery Coordination: Kate Millar

Executive Director, Recovery Strategy and Policy: Dean Purkis

Executive Director, Recovery Enablement: Kathryn Phillips


Integrity, Regulation and Legal Services

Deputy Secretary: Toby Hemming

Integrity and Legal Services

Acting General Counsel: Sally Winton

Deputy General Counsel: Tom Saunders

Deputy General Counsel: Joseph Charles

Deputy General Counsel: Katerina Kappos

Deputy General Counsel: Lisa Filippin

Executive Director, Legal Services Coordination: Elizabeth Brandè

Executive Director, Integrity and Reviews: Kris Waring

Executive Director, Integrity Policy, Performance and Major Crimes: Kathryn Bannon

Chief Administrative Officer, Post Sentence Authority: Erin Louis

Inspector-General for Emergency Management: Tony Pearce

Deputy Inspector-General for Emergency Management: Sam Redlich

Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Executive Director, Liquor and Gaming: Simon Grieve

Chief Operating Officer, Liquor Control Victoria: Chris Carter

Executive Director, Implementation RCCOL: John Katsoulas


Courts, Civil and Criminal Law

Deputy Secretary: Marian Chapman

Associate Deputy Secretary, Justice Economics System Reform: Diab Harb

Executive Director, Criminal Law Policy: Katie Bosco

Executive Director, Courts and Civil Law Policy: Vacant

Executive Director, Civil and Enforcement Services: Craig Howard

Executive Director, Demobilised Industry Engagement and Enforcement Operation: Elizabeth Brandè


People, Safety, Culture and Communications

Deputy Secretary: Nicola Brown

Acting Executive Director, Transformation, Development and Capability: Dishella Fernando

Executive Director, Strategic Communication: David Stockman

Director, People Services: Gina Wadden

Director, Employee and Workplace Relations: Susana De Pedro

Director, Safety, Wellbeing and Compliance: Michelle McKenzie 


Police, Racing, Victims and Coordination

Deputy Secretary: Bill Kyriakopoulos

Executive Director, Service Delivery Reform and Crime Prevention: Alessandra Guadagnuolo

Executive Director, Strategic Coordination and Ministerial Services: Matt McBeath

Executive Director, Strategic Coordination and Ministerial Services: Felicity Fast

Executive Director, Police and Community Safety: Vivienne Clare

Executive Director, Victim Services Support and Reform: Melanie Heenan

Director, Office of Racing: Lisa Saxton


Youth Justice

Deputy Secretary: Josh Smith

Commissioner, Youth Justice: Andrea Davidson

Acting Executive Director, Youth Justice Operations: James McCann

Acting Executive Director, Young People’s Outcomes and Workforce Support: Tess Mullenger

Executive Director, Policy, Strategy and Performance: Stephanie Ng

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 Special Investigator
  • 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 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

Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Statutory offices:

  • Special Manager for Melbourne Casino Operator

Statutory authorities and advisory bodies:

  • Liquor Control Advisory Council
  • Victorian Liquor Commission
  • Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation


Statutory authorities:

  • Adult Parole Board
  • Post Sentence Authority

Emergency Services

Statutory offices:

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

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
  • Fire Rescue Victoria Strategic Advisory Committee
  • Presumptive Rights Advisory Committee
  • 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


  • Greyhound Racing Victoria
  • Harness Racing Victoria
  • Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner
  • Racing Victoria
  • Victorian Racing Tribunal
  • Victoria Racing Integrity Board
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner
  • Victims of Crime Consultative Committee

Youth Justice

  • Youth Parole Board