Our Team

Board

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia (Victoria) (Awards Victoria Ltd.) operates under a governing Board of Directors, each with specific roles that are undertaken in a voluntary capacity.

Board Members are committed to, and responsible for, the highest standards of accountability, transparency and guarantee.

The Board is committed to making our remarkable programs available to the greatest number of young people who wish to participate, in a way that is financially sustainable and creates the greatest opportunity for young people.

Mr Gary Rowe – Chair

Mr Joseph Lombardi – Vice Chair/Treasurer

Mr Graeme Brauman – Secretary

Mrs Rosemary Henderson

Mrs Kate Lempriere DSJ

Mr Adrian Ponton

Mr Stephen Weber

Mr Mac Henshall

Staff

The Duke of Ed Victoria staff members are committed to supporting you through the Award. Contact us at any time for any assistance.

Throughout the year, we also provide training, networking and special eventsthat provide opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as events to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our young people.

Business Services Manager – Josie Verga

Operations and Administration Manager – Erin Martin

Programs and Engagement Manager – Chris Owen

Communications and Media Coordinator – Niamh Slevin

Administration Assistant – Lachlan Henderson

 
Testimonials
  • “Before, I would only dream of what I could do; now I still dream, but I also go out and do it!”

    Sam Burdon, Gold Awardee
  • “The current environment is very challenging for young people, so it’s important they try to make themselves more attractive to employers. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is highly valued by business because they know it helps to develop more rounded individuals.”

    HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, ADC Trustee
  • “I believe The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and other programs operated by the not-for-profit Awards Victoria Ltd are vital as they focus on developing our most valuable resource, our young people, who ultimately create the future of our community.”

    Gary Rowe, CEO, Safety Action Pty Ltd and Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award