ESTA Board

The ESTA Board is created under the Emergency Services Telecommunications Act 2004 (the ESTA Act). It comprises of members who set ESTA's strategic direction.

The ESTA Board is created under the Emergency Services Telecommunications Act 2004 (the ESTA Act).

It comprises members who:

  • set ESTA’s strategic direction
  • oversee financial management
  • monitor performance
  • identify areas of significant business risk
  • have overall responsibility for ESTA's compliance and corporate governance.

The ESTA Board also appoints the Chief Executive Officer and undertakes the CEO’s performance reviews.

The ESTA Board reports to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and also reports to and consults with the ESTA Advisory Committee.

ESTA’s corporate governance is overseen by the ESTA Board, supported by four specialist sub-committees.

Ms Mary Delahunty (Acting Chair)

Appointed a Member of ESTA in August 2015, Mary Delahunty has held senior roles in financial services and superannuation. She has a Masters of Applied Finance and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she is currently the Head of Impact at industry superannuation fund HESTA. Ms Delahunty was elected as a Councillor at the City of Glen Eira in 2012 and has served as Mayor of the municipality. Ms Delahunty is Chair of the Women’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Gender Equality and has also served as a Board Member and Chair at Reclink Australia, a national charitable organisation providing sporting, social and arts activities to support people experiencing disadvantage. Ms Delahunty is a 2015 Churchill fellow and in 2011, was the recipient of the Perpetual Foundation Company Directors Scholarship with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Delahunty chairs ESTA’s Finance Committee.

Ms Siobhan Boyd-Squires (Member)

Appointed a Member of ESTA in November 2016, Siobhan Boyd-Squires has held senior roles in health services, insurance and public sector agencies with a focus on government relations, operational policy and the implementation of regulatory reform. She holds Masters degrees in both Law and Public Health, a Graduate Diploma in Health Education and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). Ms Boyd-Squires serves as a Sessional Member on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s Occupational and Business Regulation List and is a Member of the Patient Review Panel. Ms Boyd-Squires also consults to government agencies and business with a focus on health and human service regulation, dispute resolution, and injury management systems. She is also an Independent Decision Maker for the National Redress Scheme has previously held leadership positions with Worksafe Victoria and the Commission for Children and Young People and served as a statutory Conciliation Officer for 6 years, mediating and resolving workers compensation disputes. Ms Boyd-Squires is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a nationally accredited mediator. She is a Member of ESTA’s Audit and Risk Management and Compliance Committee.

Ms Christine Collin (Member)

Appointed a Member of ESTA in May 2015, Christine Collin provides consultancy services to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. She has held senior roles in management consulting with KPMG where she worked with a variety of business and government clients, assisting them with strategy and operations, customer experience and business transformation. Prior to KPMG Ms Collin was with United Energy and then AGL for 12 years in various leadership positions including General Manager for AGL’s Retail Operations. Ms Collin has served as a member of key energy industry organisations including Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria Board member and Energy and Water Ombudsman New South Wales Board member. She has also worked with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry where she managed government funded programs linking industry with education. Ms Collin chairs ESTA’s Information and Communications Technology Committee.

Dr Angela Williams (Member)

Appointed a Member of ESTA in November 2017, Angela Williams is a Consultant Forensic Physician at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. She also serves as a sessional member of both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal. Angela fulfils a number of roles at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia including Chair of its Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine and a Member of its Forensic Advisory Committee. Dr Williams is Vice-President of the Board of Directors for OzChild and Chair of its Quality and Child Safety Committee. Dr Williams is also a Senior Lecturer at Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (UK). Dr Williams is also a Member of the Eastern Health Board. She holds Masters in Public Health, Business Administration, Forensic Medicine and Health Management, as well as a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery and a Graduate Diploma in Law. Dr Williams chairs ESTA’s People, Culture and Capability Committee.

Mr Chris Altis (Member)

Chris Altis was appointed to the ESTA Board in July 2021 and is a member of the People and Culture and Capability Committee. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Arts (Public Policy) degrees from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has well over 25 years’ experience in the health sector, including in a policy and advisory capacity at the Victorian and Commonwealth levels. Chris has been on the Board of Austin Health since 2015 where he currently Chairs the People and Culture Committee and has served as Chair of the Audit and Risk, and also on the Finance Committee. He is formerly the Chair of the North Richmond Community Health Service, and a director of Northern Melbourne Medicare Local. Chris consults in sectors including health, medical research, and aged care.

Reviewed 31 August 2023

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