New Appointments To The Victorian Equal Opportunity And Human Rights Commission

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Moana Weir and Timothy Goodwin to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Ms Weir brings a wealth of experience to the position, having more than 14 years as a board member, company secretary and senior officer of Australian Securities Exchange listed entities.

Since 2010, Ms Weir has served as General Council and Company Secretary of SEEK – Australia’s number one online employment marketplace – where she has been responsible for managing a range of programs, including parental leave and women’s career advancement.

Ms Weir also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Monash University.

Mr Goodwin brings substantial legal experience to the Board, specialising in a number of areas including arbitration, commercial law and constitutional law.

Mr Goodwin completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the Australia National University in 2007, as well as a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 2012.

He was admitted to practice law in 2010 and signed the Victorian Bar Roll 2014. Prior to joining the Bar, Mr Goodwin worked in the area of disability discrimination with law firm Allens.

Mr Goodwin is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales and is also on the Board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General Martin Pakula

“Ms Weir has a long history of service to the community, including bolstering gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace and improving the management of parental leave.”

“Mr Goodwin brings extensive legal nous to the table and will be able to draw on his work in the area of disability discrimination. The Commission will be well served by his dedication and experience.”

“Ms Weir and Mr Goodwin both bring invaluable experience to the Board. I look forward to working with them to drive real equal opportunity and human rights change in Victoria.”