The ESTA Board is created under the Emergency Services Telecommunications Act 2004 (the ESTA Act).
It comprises a board of up to 9 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 Flavia Gobbo (Chair)
Appointed a Member of ESTA in February and as Chair in August 2017, Flavia Gobbo is a highly experienced legal practitioner and company director. She currently serves as the Chair of WorkCover Queensland and was previously Chair of QComp, the former Workers Compensation Regulator in Queensland. Ms Gobbo is also the Deputy Chair of Rowing Australia, the Deputy Chair of SecondBite and holds a Directorship with WorkSafe (Victoria). Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia, Ms Gobbo has extensive experience as a corporate lawyer. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a member of Telstra Legal Services Senior Leadership team and held a number of senior roles at Telstra Corporation over 15 years. Ms Gobbo is the Chair of ESTA’s Advisory Committee and is a Member of the Finance Committee.
Mr Stephen Leane (Member and CEO)
Stephen Leane was appointed to the ESTA Board for three years commencing September 2020. Stephen is also currently the Road Safety Camera Commissioner and Deputy President of the Police Registration and Services Board. Mr Leane was a sworn member of Victoria Police for 40 years before retiring in December 2019. During his career in policing Mr Leane worked in many frontline operational roles as well as corporate support areas. Mr Leane retired from Victoria Police as an Assistant Commissioner, a rank he held for more than six years. He held several command roles including Professional Standards, Road Policing with much of his time spent as the Regional Commander for North West Metro Region. Mr Leane holds a Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and a Masters of Education. Mr Leane has also attended executive programs at the Warton Business School in Philadelphia, USA and the London Business School. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a member of the ESTA 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.
Ms Mary Delahunty (Member)
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.
Mr Paul Henderson (Member)
Appointed a Member of ESTA in May 2015. Paul Henderson is a lawyer of over 30 years’ experience. He was a partner and director of Slater & Gordon Lawyers, retiring from the firm in February 2015. Paul is a partner and director at Gordon Legal and is an expert in personal injury law. Mr Henderson has served on the Specialist Board of Examiners, various Law Institute and Court Committees. He is on the Board of the Western Bulldogs Football Club Community Foundation and is a board member of the AFLPA Injury and Hardship Fund. He is a director of several private companies and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Henderson chairs ESTA’s Audit, Risk Management, and Compliance 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.
Ms Fiona Green (Member)
Appointed a Member of ESTA in July 2018, Fiona Green is an executive, Board Member and advisor with deep experience on technology complex programs and digital and business transformation. Ms Green currently serves as a Board Committee Member for the Cancer Council of Victoria and is also the Chair of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee. She is a member of the Commission for Children and Young People Risk and Audit Committee and provides digital, technology and program management consulting services to a number of organisations, including the City of Boroondara. She previously held roles including Australia and New Zealand Head of Delivery for DXC Technology (merger between Hewlett Packard Services and Computer Science Corporation), Director of Business and Process Improvement and Director of Professional Services at Telstra. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a member of ESTA’s Information and Communications Technology 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 20 March 2023