Governance

Corporate Advisory Committee members

Corporate Advisory Committee

Mark Azzopardi

PVV
Mark Azzopardi is a respected Business Leader with over 30 years’ professional services, board and commercial experience across many industry sectors, including Not for Profits. Mark brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience to his role as Finance Director on the PVV Board, as well as the Audit & Risk and Corporate Advisory Committees at PVV.

Martin Ford

PVV & PwC
Martin is a corporate and government advisory, skilled in restructuring and turnaround partner with experience in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Tony Currie

PVV
Tony is an entrepreneur , successful business owner and is 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.

John Felton

PVV
Superintendent John Felton is the Chief Commissioner’s representative on the Police Veteran Victoria’s Board. A member of Victoria Police for 30 years, John is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chief Commissioner and performs a government liaison function for Victoria Police. John has extensive policing experience focussed on community safety including uniform, road policing and public safety policing roles. John is also a Board member of Victoria Police Legacy, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management.

Clive Scott

Sofitel
Clive Scott is the General Manager of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and has worked in Hospitality over 45 years He has a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Degree in Economics. He is actively involved in Melbourne’s business and arts community. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for Hope Street Youth & Family Services, is Chairman of the Georges Mora Fellowship and is Chairman of Judges for the 2021 Melbourne Awards. Clive has been honoured with the Gold Tourism Medal from the French Minister of Tourism for his contribution to tourism development between France and Australia, The Brolga Award from the Australian Dancing Society and in 2021 Quens Birthday Honours was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Hospitality industry and the Arts.

Brendan Britten

Pitcher Partners

Brendan has over 22 years of experience working with large family groups, private property developers, construction businesses, fund managers, businesses in the financial services industry and listed public companies. He has also worked closely with clients on advisory boards and client committees.

Jen Banks

Veteran
Jen is an experienced investigator in both government and corporate sectors, and is currently the Fraud and Integrity Manager for WISE Workplace. She is a veteran of Victoria Police, resigning as a Detective Senior Constable. A passionate supporter of PVV and an active peer support officer.

Deb Underwood

Deb’s career has been diverse, and she has worked with some significant brands. Success has come not only from a well-rounded marketing experience but from an interest and understanding of economics, culture and people (employees and clients). Deb values and work significantly with Global teams to build campaigns and assets and is often called on as a reference point.

Deb values the opportunity to work across countries. She has acted as a leader, advisor, and advocate of APAC/ASEAN team. Her expertise is called on for everything from strategy and PR to client advocacy.

Paul Baulch

Paul Baulch is a self-employed consultant who has worked in the areas of risk management and occupational health and safety for over 40 years. Paul has been involved in several not-for-profit organisations, Deaf Sports Australia, Children’s Promise Trust (The Burdekin Foundation) and has assisted other organisations operating in this area. His son is a serving member of Victoria Police, and this is his link to Police Veterans Victoria.

Shane Bilsborough

Carla Deale

PVV
Carla is PVV’s resident wordsmith and Marketing lead, with a background in Journalism and Professional Writing and Editing. She has a wealth of experience across finance, sport, health and wellness, is award-nominated in Journalism and published across multiple media and literary journals. Carla also has former tertiary experience in Counselling.

David McGowan

PVV
David 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.