Our Board

We have an engaged and knowledgeable voluntary Board of Directors that meets regularly throughout the year to provide governance and strategic direction through our Chief Executive Officer.

In accordance with the Rules of Family Planning Victoria Inc, our AGM must be held within five months after the end of each financial year.

Anne Howells, Chair

BCom, University of Tasmania, CA, MB (Corporate Governance) RMIT, GAICD

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2015.

Anne is a Chartered Accountant who began her career with PwC advising SMEs and then moving to consulting in risk management, compliance and corporate governance. She was appointed Assistant Company Secretary, Governance & Compliance by Telstra in 2005 and then undertook a number of senior quality and complaints management roles as part of Telstra’s journey to improve customer service.

She has run her own consultancy company providing interim executive support to businesses experiencing growth or other changes. In this context she has personally provided advice to Caring for You Nursing Agency, WorkSafe and PwC. Her team has supported other businesses in the financial services, retail and risk management sectors.

Anne is a Director and Committee Chair of Alfred Health, and the Director of CP Solutions Pty Ltd (a private company). She is passionate about excellence in customer service, inclusion, ease of access to high quality healthcare, freedom of choice and corporate governance.

Special responsibilities

Board Chair (appointed 2018)
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Member, Remuneration and Governance Committee


Dr Sarah White, Director

BSc (Hons) Melbourne University, PhD (paediatrics) Melbourne University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2018.

Sarah was appointed director of Quit Victoria, the peak tobacco control body in Victoria, in 2014. Prior to this appointment, she had been the director of communications and fundraising at the Royal Women’s Hospital for five years, with executive oversight of the hospital’s research portfolio. Sarah also spent seven years heading up the communications efforts of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, an international research institute based in New York. After obtaining her PhD in paediatric genetics at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Melbourne), Sarah spent several years undertaking molecular research in breast cancer at University College London.

Sarah has extensive experience in stakeholder management and media relations, particularly in communicating medical research. She also has a strong track record in policy development and government relations. Sarah has been Australia’s leading national spokesperson for tobacco control issues since 2015.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance & Audit Committee


Carolyn Morris, Director

MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, BCom, University of Melbourne

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2018.

Carolyn is a future thinking and engaging leader with a track record of generating growth and sustainable surplus in large multi-site organisations across NFP and corporate sectors.

Carolyn has a strategic and commercial approach underpinned by integrity, accountability, creativity, courage and a commitment to social justice. Her industry experience spans sports and recreation, aged care, children’s programs, and financial services sectors including retail banking, auto finance, fleet services, credit cards, and insurance. Carolyn is currently the Chief Operating Officer of YMCA Victoria

Special responsibilities

Chair, Quality and Risk Committee


Diana Nestorovska, Director

BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip Legal Practice (University of Wollongong)

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2017.

Diana is an experienced commercial and government lawyer. Her experience includes private and in-house commercial practice with a focus on general commercial, IP/IT, privacy and regulatory matters, and government practice with a focus on administrative law and litigation. Diana has advised many clients in the health sector and has taught commercial law at Monash University.

In addition to her legal experience, Diana is a former Australian diplomat, having gained extensive experience in public policy and stakeholder management through various roles in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Diana is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration (part time) at Melbourne Business School. She has previously served on the University of Wollongong's University Council.

Special responsibilities

Member, Remuneration and Governance Committee


Dr Anna Wilkinson

BNursing, Griffith University, MPH, University of Melbourne, PhD, Monash University

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2017.

Anna is a Research Fellow with Cancer Council Victoria focussing on the impact of public health policy. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the Burnet Institute and Monash University, which examined the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections. Anna has an extensive clinical background, including work in rural and remote Australia and in the UK. She is passionate about public health and use of quantitative data to inform policy

Special responsibilities

Member, Quality and Risk Committee


Ann Maree Keenan

Adjunct Associate Professor Ann Maree Keenan, Bachelor of Nursing; Grad Dip Advanced Nursing (La Trobe University), Master Enterprise (University Melbourne), GAID, Williamson Community Leadership Fellow, MACN


Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as non-executive Director in 2020.

Adjunct Associate Professor Ann Maree Keenan is a registered nurse with clinical experience across a range of specialties. She has an extensive background in professional leadership and health service operations including over 10 years as a health service executive. In 2017 Ann Maree was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Victoria at Safer Care Victoria. This has enabled her to combine her passion of professional leadership in nursing and midwifery with advancing the health system safety and quality agenda. Ann Maree is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University.

Ann Maree is a Fellow of the Williamsons Community Leadership program and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2020 Ann Maree was named in the Victorian Institute of Public Administration Australia top 50 public sector women as recognition of her leadership, inspiration and contribution to the public service.

Ann Maree serves on a number of other boards.

Ann Maree’s special interests include leadership, quality and consumer experience.


Special responsibilities

Member, Quality and Risk Committee


Stelvio Vido

BCom, LLB, University of Melbourne; MBA, Melbourne Business School; GAICD

Experience & expertise

Appointed to the Board as non-executive Director in 2020.

Stelvio is an experienced Director and Chair with over 20 years Board experience across a range of sectors including healthcare, group training, and employment services, community legal aid, and TAFE.

He also has extensive executive experience having worked in senior roles in For Purpose organisations, management consulting, local government, and commercial media. Roles have included CEO of Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre, EGM Projects and Business Development at RDNS, and Director Community Development at City of Yarra.

He has a strong skillset in leadership, general management, business development, and corporate governance.

Stelvio is currently a Director of Latrobe Community Health Service, AMES Australia, and Lengo Football Academy.

Special responsibilities

Member, Finance and Audit Committee