Our Board

Clive Rodger

Board Chair

Clive Rodger was for 25 years Managing Director of one of Australia’s leading independent economic consultancies specialising in economic, trade, industry and tariff policy. Clive has experience across a broad spectrum of Australian industry and considerable involvement with international companies, in addressing issues of international competitiveness and strategic advantage.

In 1999 after specialising in industry restructuring Clive confounded The WorkWise Group which focussed on workplace wellbeing, organisational health, change management and employee mentoring programs. Engaging over 400 psychologists and organisational experts Clive led a team in addressing and resolving workplace conflicts and dysfunctional cultures in workplaces. He is a passionate advocate for early intervention and resolution of conflict. The WorkWise Group serviced over 200,000 employees throughout Australia and New Zealand and was engaged by a number of Australia’s largest public companies and professional practices.

Clive sits on a number of Boards including public companies, tertiary educational bodies, several community and church organisations. Clive brings expertise and experience in strategic planning, financial management, law and compliance and direct experience in conflict resolution. Clive hold three Bachelor’s degrees and two Masters Degrees including a MLitt in conflict resolution. He was an accredited LEADR provider and is strongly committed to restorative practice. Clive served as Secretary of CRS before being elected Chair in February 2018

Mirjana wilson

director

Mirjana was the Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) for seven years, stepping down in December 2019 to pursue other interests and career challenges. DVCS is a not-for-profit Organisation that provides 24/7 direct crisis intervention and case management supports to the ACT Community and under Mirjana’s leadership the organisation evolved to provide a holistic suite of offerings for all members of a family that have been impacted by domestic and family violence.

Mirjana has a long term personal and professional commitment to social justice and inclusion within a feminist framework.  She has worked in the both the government and community sectors for 30 years including over 15 years at DVCS and has a high level of understanding around the complex issues associated with domestic and family violence and its impact on those who experience it.

Prior to coming to DVCS, Mirjana worked in a number of educational settings, designing and implementing programs for children, young people and adults. Mirjana holds Bachelor and Post Graduate qualifications in Education and Counselling and a Masters in Business Administration.

Mirjana comes from a proud Croatian heritage with her parents migrating to Australia in the 1960s. She is bilingual and continues to be an active member within the Croatian community volunteering within the aged care facility and various women’s groups.

Genevieve Jacobs

director

Genevieve has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She is the former Mornings presenter for ABC Canberra reporting on everything from federal and local politics to human interest stories, and drawing on a deep understanding of her community. She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan foundation, and Gift of Life ACT, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places and the boards of the National Folk Festival and Canberra International Music Festival.

She has an enduring interest in building and strengthening community engagement.

Matt Casey

Deputy Chair

Matt Casey is a semi retired Consultant and CounsellorIn June 2017 he retired as the Director Institute for Professional Standards and Safeguarding, of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.  He is currently assisting the church on an ad hoc basis, as a consultant on Professional Standards and Safeguarding.

After retiring from Policing as a Detective Inspector in 1999, he joined Real Justice Australia and with Goulburn Family Support Service pioneered the evolution of Explicit Affective Practice through the application of Affect Script Psychology to the principles and practice of Restorative Justice.

His counselling practice has included couples and families, domestic violence, anger management, community conflict and survivors of abuse.  He provides interventions in family, business and community conflict and facilitates professional development workshops and seminars in, Professional Standards, Restorative Practice and Affect Script Psychology for Education, Christian Ministry, Law Enforcement and the Community Sector.

Matt has wide experience serving of the Boards of sporting and community organisations and is currently a member of the Management Committee of the Goulburn Family Support Service; a Board Member of the Silvan Tomkins Institute; a member of the Land Management Board of the Goulburn Golf Course and recently completed his term as a member of the Australian Catholic Bishops Prisoners Pastoral Care Council.

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