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Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee oversees and advises on matters of accountability and internal controls affecting the operations of Parks Victoria as required by the Standing Directions of the Minister for Finance under the Financial Management Act 1994. The role of the Committee is to assist the Board in the effective discharge of its responsibilities in overseeing the areas of statutory reporting, internal controls, risk management (including insurance and legal proceedings), compliance and the internal and external audit functions.

Kate Vinot (Chair)

Kate is an experienced non-executive director who brings energy, intellectual rigour and deep executive and board experience to her roles. She held Executive general management/CEO positions in private and public sector businesses for seventeen years. Her line-management responsibilities included strategy, business systems, risk management, planning, business continuity, implementing change, asset management, engineering, policy development, environment, safety, smart city initiatives, sustainability, R&D and innovation.

As a non-executive director and consultant, Kate draws on this background to assist organisations to develop and execute their strategic intent, improve business processes, and understand and influence market changes.

Kate is a Rhodes Scholar. She was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (2004) and is an alumni of the Williamson Community Leadership Program (2008). In 2010, Kate was made a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia for her career contribution to sustainability.

Jeff Floyd

Mr Jeff Floyd is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Victoria University. He has had an extensive career as a CEO in park management, tourism and as a director on a large number of boards, including CEO of Tourism Victoria, CEO of Parks Victoria and a Director of the Co-Operative Research Centre in Sustainable Tourism. He is the current Chair of Phillip Island Nature Parks and runs a successful consulting business.

John Pandazopoulos

John currently holds the positions of Chair of Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, Chair of the Victoria Government’s Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of William Angliss Institute Australia's specialist Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events educator.

John is Victoria’s longest continuous serving Tourism, Major Events and Gaming Minister with 28 years’ experience in Public Policy, Government and Governance at International, National, State and Local Government level. He is a former Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Racing, Major Projects and Employment and a former Member of the ‘Cleanevent’ Advisory Board, one of Australia’s largest events businesses at the time. He was a local Councillor and Mayor of the then City of Berwick and Executive of the Municipal Association of Victoria. He was also the former Chair and Deputy Chair of the Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Graham Atkinson

Mr Graham Atkinson is a Board Member of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owners Corporation and Chair of Barpa Pty Ltd, a joint construction venture. He is the Chairperson of the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, a former Chair of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and is also a director of Djandak Enterprises, which is a subsidiary of Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. He is also a Board Member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria, a Board Member of the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA), and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the NCCMA. He is a director of a social research consulting group, Atkinson Consulting Group.

Pranay Lodhiya

Pranay is an experienced executive who has held senior roles in large and complex organisations facing significant challenges and reform. Over the last four years Pranay has lead the Tadishi Group where he has been called upon to advise organisations in Australia and overseas on various strategic issues.

Pranay has held senior positions within the University sector, including Vice President Finance/CFO at La Trobe University and senior roles at University of Melbourne and Victoria University. Prior to this Pranay worked in the Health and Local Government sector in New Zealand.

Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee terms of reference