extensive experience in strategic roles in the Victorian Public Service in: environment, energy, agriculture, women’s affairs, aboriginal affairs, public transport, urban development, ports, infrastructure, major projects, education, disability and mental health, 1993-2022
worked in small statutory bodies to very large mega-departments as well as the Premier’s Office
deep understanding of how government works, doesn’t work, should work and could work
political scientist (MelbUni) and former staff journalist on all key Victorian newspapers
Experienced in small business
grew up through the ‘tough years’ of a successful small business based in Brighton
first visited China on a buying trip for Gibson Importing in 1977
founding member of the China Chamber of Commerce Victoria, 1987
consultant tender writer and marketer for local small business
experienced regional real estate investor and tenancy manager.
Recognised change agent for social justice
helped radically change oversight systems for Victorians with a disability and mental illness as Communications lead for 17 years at the Advocate‘s office
helped address mental health workplace stigma as co-convenor of a voluntary organisation for consumers and carers in the Victorian Public Service, stimulating private sector workplace programs
drove support for mental health carers as board member of Tandem mental health carers and establishment of quality systems at Mind Australia.
Sally, her team and supporters respectfully acknowledge the original custodians of the land on which we live, work and meet, the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation. WE pay OUR respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Their sovereignty was never ceded.