VIFM Council Member
Mr Neil Robertson
Nominee of the Minister of Police and Emergency Services
Executive and Finance Committee Member
Audit and Risk Management Committee Member
Neil Robertson is currently working as a consultant principally in the areas of justice policy and governance.
Neil previously worked in the Department of Justice for over 20 years in a variety of roles including as Executive Director, Criminal Justice Strategy and Coordination, Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management and inaugural Chief Executive of Emergency Management Victoria, Executive Director, Police and Emergency Management and Director, Criminal Law Policy.
Before joining Justice, Neil was the Manager, Executive Support in the Chief Commissioner of Police’s office.
Neil has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology, and Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. He is also a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program and, from 1993 to 2012, was a Director and Company Secretary of Crime Stoppers Victoria Ltd.
Neil was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2011 “for outstanding public service and leadership through the provision of innovative legal policy in a diverse range of areas”. These areas include criminal law reform – particularly relating to family violence, organised crime, counter terrorism and evidence – corrections, and emergency services. His PSM citation also recognised his “exemplary support to Government in responding to and implementing the report of the Bushfires Royal Commission”.