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Meet our Board of Management

The MiLife-Victoria Board of Management consists of volunteers from within our community. The election for general membership is a part of the Annual General Meeting.

The Board are responsible for taking a guiding and overseeing role, and must ensure that the financials status of the organisation is sound and that all legal requirements are met. The Board are also required to develop strategy and policy that will support the organisation to deliver high quality services.


Find out more information about the members of the current 2020-2021 Board below.


President


Alix Holston


Alix is an experienced Investor Relations and Corporate Communications professional, with a background in Finance (Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions). Alix has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) / Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne with majors in Finance and Psychology. She is also a Graduate of the Company Directors Course (Order of Merit) by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alix has a brother with a disability who is registered with the NDIS and has high care needs. A keen philanthropist, Alix is passionate about her role with MiLife-Victoria.

General Members

General Member


Genevieve Irving


Genevieve is a qualified CPA and a partner in a local accounting practice. She has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and a Diploma of Financial Planning. Prior experience includes banking and finance. Genevieve resigned from the board in June 2022, we thank her for her many years of service.

General Member


Michael Sapountzis


Michael is an experienced Company Secretary, trusted advisor and corporate governance professional with a demonstrated history in working with top ASX listed and unlisted companies, private companies and not-for-profit organisations. He holds professional qualifications in Commerce and Laws, Human Resource Management, Legal Practice and Applied Corporate Governance, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

General Member


Karen Major


Karen has over 30 years of experience within the Disability Sector having worked in disability accommodation, training and support and many other leadership roles within the sector. She is currently a Director on the Whittlesea YMCA Board having been on the board since 2013, and works in a senior position at Life Without Barriers. Karen comes to MiLife-Victoria with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Meet our Executive Team

The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Management. On behalf of the Board the CEO is responsible for ensuring that the strategic plan is actioned and oversees all operational activities of the organisation.

This includes staffing, professional development, and the day to day running of service. The CEO also provides essential input into planning, leading, directing and organising the service to ensure high standards are met and maintained, whilst being supported by the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Operations Officer.


Amanda Youngs - Chief Executive Officer


Amanda commenced her career in disability services in 2004, working with Monash and Dandenong Valley Special Developmental Schools.

During her studies to gain her law degree, Amanda worked with the Domestic Violence Integrated Response Project and Victim Support organisations in Leicestershire, focusing on education about respectful relationships and recovery from family violence.

Before and after moving to Melbourne in 2009, Amanda put her law degree to use at the Ministry of Justice (UK) and Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. During this time, Amanda missed her ‘heart work’ re-entered the sector in Local Government, working with schools in preventing youth suicide. This recaptured her passion for community services and from there, she had a long career in State Government with the Department of Health and Human Services commissioning disability, housing homelessness and children youth and family services.

Following baby number two, Amanda was head hunted to Family Life to an Executive role as General Manager Services, managing family law, family violence, parenting and mental health services in South East Melbourne. Amanda held a Non-Executive Director position at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the children youth and family sector’s peak body and in 2021 completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Foundation of Directorship course.

Amanda is excited to be recapturing her roots in disability services and honoured to be appointed as MiLife-Victoria’s second Chief Executive Officer.



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