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President and Chair
Inspector Nicole O’Reilly has been a member of Victoria Police for 27 years.
She has worked across a number of Regions, Commands and Departments and it was whilst working at Road Policing Command in 2018 that Nicole developed a passion for road safety and joined the Board of Directors of the Fit to Drive Foundation.
Nicole is married to a police officer and has 3 teenage children. Aside from busy family life, Nicole likes to keep active through community football and cricket.
Tania has a Masters in Science from the University of Birmingham, UK. While studying for a PhD in Melbourne Tania was recruited by the international science journal, Nature, to be their Australian correspondent leading her to a path of science journalism. Tania was a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, the Science Editor for The Age newspaper, winner of the Australian Science Journalist of the Year, a member of Prime Minister Keating’s Advisory Council on Science, received US Fund for Investigative Journalism grant as well as travel fellowships from the Rockefeller Institute and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2000 Tania left journalism to start her own media consultancy focusing on the higher education, biotech, medical research spaces. Tania has been the Media Manager for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in San Francisco and the Media Manager for the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Tania’s expertise lies in being able to source a story, and place that story where it will have the most impact.
Since joining the Fit to Drive Board in 2018 Tania has applauds the commitment the organisation generates. It is clear that the Fit to Drive’s programs, based as they are on research into how attitudes and behaviours can change, are those that should be available to every young person and in fact anyone in the early stages of driving, across the State.
Tania’s focus with Fit to Drive is to assist with raising program awareness and public profile in the road safety space, sharing the important outcomes we achieve in preventing road deaths and injury in the highly vulnerable teenager and young adult group.
Megan has significant experience leading communications, marketing and strategic engagement across the for-purpose and government sectors. She is currently the Marketing and Communications Director at Philanthropy Australia, the national peak body for philanthropy in Australia helping to build more and better philanthropy. Prior to joining Philanthropy Australia, Megan worked as a Communications and Engagement Manager for Major Road Projects Victoria, and the Head of Strategy at Crime Stoppers Victoria.
Growing up in a small regional community, Megan gained a strong understanding of how important and life changing getting your license can be, especially in rural and regional areas where public transport options are limited or non-existent. Now, as a parent of young children who will one day be L platers on suburban roads, Megan is passionate about growing opportunities to empower and educate the drivers and passengers of the future. Having joined the Board in 2018, Megan is committed to working with the Fit to Drive Foundation to deliver significant and positive learning experiences and outcomes for young people and their friends, families and communities right across Victoria.
John is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office who retired in 2014 after 40 years’ service. John’s career spanned many aspects of the ATO’s operations including large scale information technology programs and he has experience with program governance and delivery.
Since his retirement John has maintained a role in tax administration. He works as a part-time advisor with the International Monetary Fund helping to increase the capacity of tax administrations in developing, emerging and in some case developed economies.
John was invited to join the Board in 2014 and quickly recognised the commitment and energy of the founding members of the Foundation in empowering Year 11 students to make decisions that impact their safety. The role that the Foundation plays in using near-peer facilitation to raise awareness and action by this cohort is without parallel in the road safety space. John is committed to working as member of the Foundation to ensuring this program can reach as many students within Victoria, wherever they might live.
MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP
Dr Andrew Stocky MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP is a psychiatrist with extensive clinical, governance and administrative experience.
A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), he joined our board in 2016. He is a member of our Finance and Audit Sub Committee.
As a clinician and a father, Andrew is very aware of the human trauma represented by road accident statistics, and is passionate about influencing decisions made by young people.
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