The Melbourne Social Equity Institute is guided by its reference group and advisory board.

Reference Group

The reference group is comprised of academics who champion social equity research across the University of Melbourne. Members of the group give advice on matters of management and strategic focus.

Advisory Board

The advisory board is made up of leaders in the business and community sectors and provides guidance to ensure research is aligned to contemporary and emerging social issues.

  • Jan Owen AM (Chair), Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians
  • Durkhanai Ayubi, Restaurateur, Freelance Writer and Inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity
  • Robin Banks, former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Equal Opportunity Tasmania
  • Michael Black AC QC, former Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia
  • Paige Burton, 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, UN Youth Australia
  • Roz Hansen, former Ministerial Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Planning Strategy
  • Ross Honeywill, Executive Director, Centre for Social Economics
  • Nyadol Nyuon, Lawyer, Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Paul Ronalds, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children
  • Michael Traill AM, Chair, Goodstart Early Learning and Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council; Director MH Carnegie & Co and SunSuper