Our Team

Executive Officer:  Jacqui Bramwell

Jacqui brings a range of valuable skills to the EO role, as a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation who also holds a Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership. In her most recent role, Jacqui was a Senior Manager of Stakeholder Partnerships with Deakin University, where she focused on working with communities in the Riverina and Bendigo / Loddon regions. Jacqui was the former Executive Officer of Gippsland East LLEN (Local Learning and Employment Network), and former Regional Partnerships Manager for DELWP Gippsland.

Jacqui was also an inaugural committee member of the Bruthen Community Enterprise following her participation in the Bruthen Community Capacity Building initiative. Jacqui enjoys cross country skiing and bushwalking, and early in her career was a teacher with Bogong School Camp.

Jacqui is looking forward to meeting AVCL alumni and partners and working with the AVCL Board and staff and current and future community leaders across the North East. There has never been a more important time for leadership development to build capacity to address local, regional and global challenges.

Contact Jacqui: eo@avclp.org.au

Program Manager: Suz Christison

Suz commands over 25 years of experience in group facilitation and training, leadership development, community engagement, project management and strategic planning. Suz initially trained and worked in outdoor education and then grew her career across a range of roles in a spread of industries, including natural resource management, health, local government, community, small business and disability. Suz went on to establish her own facilitation and training business in 2016, through which she has successfully designed and delivered a range of leadership programs across the region.

Suz is herself a graduate of the AVCL Annual Program (2013), and holds a range of qualifications including her Masters in Teaching, a Diploma in Frontline Management from the Groupwork Institute of Australia, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Suz lives in Whitfield in the beautiful King Valley and has been active in her local community in a range of ways across the arts, sustainability and education.

Business Coordinator:  Madeline Hines

Madeline has returned home to North East Victoria in 2019, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her career as an Executive Assistant in the private sector, most recently with a professional services firm. Madeline leads the implementation of  business objectives and initiatives, and coordinates key business administration functions. Madeline has a keen sense for the critical role carried out by community leaders, and is passionate about her contribution to AVCL, ensuring the organisation is best able to cultivate new and emerging leaders.

Contact Madeline: office@avclp.org.au

Administration Officer:  Billie Robertson

Billie provides administration support across all facets of the organisation, in addition to undertaking specialist projects. She has experience working and volunteering in the NFP sector, in fundraising, advocacy and awareness and has previously worked in an administrative role for the University of Melbourne.

Billie was born and raised in North East Victoria and now lives back in the area after time spent living in Melbourne, on the Sunshine Coast and in Central Victoria. She is passionate about the area in which she grew up and is glad to be part of an organisation like AVCL which is facilitating community growth, connection, and leadership in the area.

Billie also volunteers as a wildlife rescuer and enjoys the peace and beauty of the hills of the Strathbogie Ranges and the abundance of wildlife in the area.

Contact Billie: data@avclp.org.au

Special Projects Team

Our community engagement specialists know what makes communities tick.

Alpine Valleys Community Leadership is able to draw from its Annual Program’s resources and networks to provide a talent pool of program presenters, facilitators and 400-strong AVCLP Alumni as required.
This talent pool includes a range of specialists with the ability to deliver program content and to facilitate workshops.

Alpine Valleys Community Leadership works closely with the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program Secretariat to deliver state-wide community development and leadership development initiatives.