Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Board

Judy Charlton – Chair

Judy joined the Board in October 2020.

Prior to her retirement from local government in 2017, Judy was the CEO at Narrandera Shire Council, and the former Director of Corporate Services at Albury City Council.  She maintains a strong desire to make use of her combined skills and passion for achieving outcomes within her community.

Judy has an impressive track record in the areas of strategy, governance, human resources and finance. She has previously served on the Board of Albury Wodonga Health and Wodonga Regional Health Service.

Judy enjoys reading and attending her monthly Book Club meeting as well as spending time with her grandchildren.

Sophie Enders – Deputy Co-Chair

Sophie is a graduate of the 2018-19 AVCL Annual Program, joining the Board in April 2022.

Sophie is the Project Coordinator for Swamps, Rivers & Ranges Inc. as well as working with Charles Stuart University and MDYC Moyhu Gymnastics club. She holds a Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology from La Trobe University.

Sophie has a strong environmental and community focus, and is passionate about involving people with activities and access to our local North-East environments. She is interested in the protection of and education regarding natural environments and the Flora and Fauna within them and the role of leadership within this.

Sophie lives in Wangaratta and enjoys Gymnastics, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Steve Belli – Deputy Co-Chair

Steve resides in the mountains of Dinner Plain and spends most of his time working within the community. In addition to being appointed to the AVCL board, he has spent time on the AVCLP Alumni Sub Committee after completing the annual program in 2022.

Steve works in the Alpine area of the High Country and currently holds an extensive number of voluntary positions. In his spare time, he runs several Alpine based businesses at Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain.

Steve is a staunch networker and is excited to be part of the AVCLP board. He brings his broad range of business contacts and knowledge to the board.

Pip O’Donnell – Treasurer

Pip joined the Board in 2021.

Pip is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA). She is a Chemical Engineer with 11 years’ experience working across Refinery, Supply Chain and Commercial roles including those focusing on governance, strategy, contracts, and negotiations. She actively contributes to her NE Victoria community via local sporting groups and the Alpine Shire Community Panel.

Living in Porepunkah and passionate about being in the mountains, Pip can be found outdoors skiing, riding or hiking. She has been skiing at Mt Hotham since she was two years old and was previously on the Mogul ski team.

Kirsten Williams

Kirsten joined the AVCL board in 2023.

Kirsten is a Strategic Advisor with Victoria Police. She has held various roles on not-for-profit boards including the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, The Centre, Wangaratta and Regional Development Australia, Hume.

Kirsten is passionate about developing emerging leaders in all practices. In her spare time Kirsten enjoys playing golf and the benefits of living in country Victoria with her husband.

Ameer Jhingoor

Ameer joined the Board in October 2023.

Ameer is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience. He is a Director Logicca Chartered Accountant and specialises in audit and assurance, and financial reporting of a diverse range of organisations from private companies, public companies, and not-for profit organisations. Ameer is a Registered Company Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and a CA Forensic Accounting Specialist.

Ameer looks forward to applying his professional skills to support the community focused endeavors of AVCL.

Elise Hill

Elise is a graduate of the 2022 Annual Program and joined the Board in October 2023.

Having worked in the health sector for several years Elise now works with her husband on their Holstein Friesian Dairy Stud. She has a passion for the dairy industry and is involved in local community groups including the annual Corryong Spirit event.

Elise looks forward to increasing her own capacity while supporting improved outcomes across the North East and Border regions.

Tegan Allen

Tegan is a graduate of the 2022 AVCL Annual Program and joined the board in October 2023.

Tegan lives with low vision and has a guide dog called Nimbee.

Tegan currently works for Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria who focus on enhancing the lives of people who are blind or have low vision through sport and recreation. Tegan is passionate about disability access and inclusion and facilitates a peer support group within the Wangaratta district.

Tegan has recently become a community partner of the Grit and Resilience consortium which aims to further improve social connections and inclusion within the community. Tegan has experience in event management, strategic planning and data collection.

Tegan lives in Everton and enjoys photography, journaling, tennis and spending time with friends, family and Nimbee.

Megan Hunt

Megan joined the Board in 2024.

Megan comes from a background in education, government, place-based philanthropy, and health. She graduated from Alpine Valley’s Community Leadership Program in 2022.

She is a passionate advocate for our region and holds a deep appreciation for community and regional development. Having moved to the region from New Zealand over a decade ago, she values the importance of community, connection and diverse opportunity.

Megan has joined the AVCL Board as she believes the organisation offers something very unique for the future prosperity of the region and our people.