Our Board

Randall Straw


Randall has over 31 years experience in government ICT, formerly serving as Deputy Secretary of Innovation and Technology at the then-Department of Business and Innovation and prior to that as Executive Director Multimedia Victoria and a range of other ICT and technology related positions. He has extensive knowledge of and experience in the management of large scale ICT and technology related reform projects in government.

Johanna Barker


Johanna (Joh) has extensive corporate, banking and IT management experience, in particular in the establishment and management of shared services. She is a former executive manager of the ANZ Bank and has held senior finance, IT and business positions in SMS Ltd and IBM. She currently holds a broad range of board and committee appointments and is also a previous member of the Victorian Government Shared Services Advisory Board (2010-2012). Joh has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Masters of Commerce (Finance).

John Craven, Board Member

John Craven


John has more than 40 years of experience in management consulting and information technology. As part of his management consultancy he has worked with Australian and Asian clients within the communications industry as well as in government, banking, manufacturing and distribution. John has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Julie Fahey


Julie has over 30 years experience in technology with KPMG, SAP, General Motors, Exxon and Western Mining, and has fulfilled roles including Program Management, CIO, software vendor, and consultant. Julie retired from KPMG in June 2014 where she spent 10 years in leadership roles including National Lead Partner Telecommunications, Media and Technology, and National Managing Partner – Markets. She is currently a Board member of Datacom, disability services organisation Yooralla and a Non-Executive Director of Seek.

Board member: Carolyn De Gois

Carolyn De Gois


In her current role as the Special Advisor to the Victorian Government, she is responsible for leading a Whole of Government reform agenda, focused on providing transparent and effective integrated services to the community and building on a One VPS vision. Carolyn is a proven international business and technology executive with a demonstrated track record of transformational leadership and successful organisational change. She has influenced and collaborated with executives in politically challenging situations across a variety of companies both in Australia and internationally, and within public and private domains.

Board Member Peter Meehan

Peter Meehan


Peter is a Deputy Chancellor of Deakin University. He has previously served as a Chief Executive Officer of the Group of 100, a peak body for Australia’s senior finance executives from the nation’s major and public business enterprises.  Prior to this role he served as Australia Post’s Chief Financial Officer for a period of 10 years. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and he brings knowledge across financial management, shared services and risk management to our Board.

Board member Dean Tighe

Dean Tighe


Dean is the Deputy Secretary of Investment and Technology at Department of Transport. He has a wide range of experience across the Victorian Government and has previously served in Executive Director roles at both the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Education and Training.  He provides a unique and valuable customer perspective to our Board and brings insight across investment strategy, commercial transactions, finance, enterprise technology and procurement functions.