How we operate, and our Board members


Mark Azzopardi (Chair)

Mark is the Managing Partner of Tax Advisory at Findex, across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Findex, Mark was a leader and partner at both Deloitte and Grant Thornton. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University). Mark joined the Board in 2020.

Michelle Birkic

Michelle is an accredited Mental Health social worker working in private practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (RMIT University) Bachelor of Social Work (Melbourne University) and Master of Social Science; Human Services Counselling (Swinburne University) and previously worked as Clinical Advisor and Program Coordinator with PVV from its inception. Michelle has extensive experience in PTSD and a particular interest in police mental health.

John Felton

John is a Superintendent with Victoria Police and performs an ex-officio role as the Chief Commissioner’s representative on our Board.

Ken Kour

Ken is Corporate Counsel at Vocus Group. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Melbourne University) and a Juris Doctor Law from Melbourne Law School. Ken was an originating member of the Board.

Tony Currie

Tony is an entrepreneur, successful business owner and a veteran of the Victoria Police. Tony is an originating member of the Board, a passionate supporter of veteran mental health issues and an active VPSO.

Martin Ford

Martin is a Partner in PwC’s Business Restructuring Services team, with 20 years’ experience helping advise financiers, companies and key stakeholders dealing with underperforming businesses across a range of industries.

David McGowan

David is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary. He has extensive experience in policing and the corporate sector having held senior management positions in risk and compliance across the Banking sector. David is also a police veteran with >21 years service.

Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli

Jon-Paul is the Group Manager Wellbeing Services for Victoria Police and is responsible for managing wellbeing and psychological support services to the 22,000 Victoria Police employees, as well as their family members and Veterans. He is responsible for Police Psychology, Welfare, Peer Support, Case-management, Internal Witness Support and Chaplaincy. He holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) from Deakin University, postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Bachelor of Cognitive Science, Bachelor of Computer Science and a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation. He has AHPRA endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist and has previously lectured in psychology at Monash, Charles Darwin and Flinders University.