As part of the MAV's ongoing strategic planning process, Council reviews the MAV committee structure at the beginning of each Council term. This year, the following committees will support the Council of MAV. Membership involvement is encouraged. If you would like to become involved please contact the CEO, Jennifer Bowden or President, Kerryn Sandford.

Each of the committees has dedicated members delivering high-quality services for the Association and without the tireless support of the voluntary workers there would be no Association.

The responsibilities of Committees include:

  • Overseeing the portfolio area for Council
  • In conjunction with the CEO, developing for Council any policy recommendations in the portfolio area
  • Providing MAV staff with support and direction for the portfolio area.
  • Financial planning and advice for the portfolio area.


Members: Kerryn Sandford, President, Kate Copping, Vice President, Mei Ong, Chair of Finance Committee, Andrea O'Connor

Executive officer:  Jennifer Bowden, CEO

Finance Committee

Convener: Mei Ong, Chair of the Finance Committee

Members: Aylie Davidson, Justin de Lacy, Lihn Lee

Executive officer: Jennifer Bowden, CEO

Professional Learning

Convener: Patty Mete

Members:  Kylie Slaney, James Mott, Elizabeth Burns, Kerryn Driscoll, Johnson Alagappan, Paul Howard, Peter Karakoussis, Di Liddell

Executive officer: Danijela Draskovic


Meet quarterly for an operational meeting.

Executive officer: Jen Bowden

Editors of Journals: Prime Number: Angela Rogers, and Vinculum: Justine Sakurai

Editor Common Denominator and design, layout and marketing for all publications: Louise Gray of Stitch Marketing. 


Convener: Ann Downton

Members: Trish Jelbart, Max Stephens, Claire Delaney, Leigh Thompson, Jess Mount, Kate Copping, Hayley Dureau, Jennifer Bowden

Executive officer: Jacqui Diamond

Life Membership Nominations

Convener: Max Stephens

Members: David Tout, Ann Downton

Executive officer: Jennifer Bowden, CEO

Membership and Community

Convener: Adrienne English

Members: Louise Gray, Max Stephens, Renee Ladner, Laveena Kukanesan

Executive officer: Claire Embregts 

Early Years 

Convener: Kate Copping

Members: Ann Downton, Caroline Cohrssen, Rachel Pollitt, Belinda Johnston, Amy MacDonald

Executive Officer: Di Liddell