Board of Directors

A diverse group of passionate and talented people who are driven to enhance the health and wellness of Police Veterans

Lindsey Hilliard

Bsc - Chairperson


Lindsey is a police veteran, having served as a sworn member of Victoria Police between 2003 - 2015, in uniform and detective roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Monash University) and is currently the Senior Manager of Corruption and Conduct Investigations at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. Lindsey is an avid supporter of programs that support mental and physical well-being and is also a certified health coach. Lindsey also Chairs the People Committee.
Director ID: 036 15603 87282 80

Michael Hayes

Grad DipEd - Deputy Chairperson


Michael is a Victoria Police veteran serving between 1981 and 2000.  He left Victoria Police at the rank of Senior Sergeant. After completing post graduate studies in adult education and training he made his way to the private sector where he has held senior positions in operational risk and resilience. This included 12+ years for one of Australia’s top publicly listed companies working in Australia and overseas. He continues to remain very close to policing and emergency services in a professional and private capacity due to his work roles and family connections.
Director ID: 036 83168 56116 72

Martin Ford

BComm, CA - Treasurer


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. Martin chairs the Finance & Risk Committee
Director ID: 036 61780 76204 12

Michelle Birkic

BA, BSW, MSC


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.
Director ID: 036 16669 81724 73

Lisa Byrne

MBA, Bbus, CPA, GAICD


Lisa is a partner at Notitia Consulting with specialist skills in developing Business Intelligence and Master Data Management solutions within fast paced, geographically diverse environments. This includes data warehouse and data lake project management, delivery of operational and management reporting, data governance and business process optimisation. Lisa is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds an MBA (Executive) from The University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Business – QLD University of Technology and holds a company director accreditation from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a strong business and corporate governance backgroundand was previously the Chair of Cycling Victoria.
Director ID: 036 91928 38620 26

Libby Murphy APM


Libby is an Assistant Commissioner with Victoria Police and performs an ex-officio role as the Chief Commissioner’s representative on our Board.
Director ID: 036 95206 77299 95

Dan Copsey


Dan is a noteworthy leader in a number of spaces. He has unyieldingly worked on the conception and realisation of many businesses, including Think10 and OtherBirds. Dan thrives on collaboration with clients, working together to come up with creative and innovative solutions. Dan is also the son of a Victoria Police Veteran
Director ID: 036 55665 04419 01

Ken Kour

BComm, JD


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.
Director ID: 036 70637 46460 29